Join Our Museum: Become A Member

Burpee Museum of Natural History is a world-renowned museum with an exceptional paleontology collection, fascinating biology exhibits, cultural and historical exhibits, and so much more.  Your membership provides vital financial support to helps us maintain our ongoing scientific research, and maintain a world-class museum in Rockford, while offering outstanding cultural programming and special events.  Burpee Members are true VIPs, enjoying special perks and becoming a part of the #BurpeeFamily.

Membership Levels:

Family/Grandparent $70 

Dual Adult $60

Student $40

(senior, educator, and military discounts available)

Member Perks

COVID-19 Special Perks:

  • For a limited time, members, and their guests, may attend private museum sessions on Monday through Thursday for no additional charge. 
  • Preregistration is necessary. Museum doors remain locked during your private audience with the exhibits.

Year Round Membership Perks:

  • Free general admission to Burpee Museum 
  • Discounted rates to most Burpee Museum programming and classes
  • Advance notice on all special events and cultural offerings
  • 10% discount on all merchandise in the Gift Shop
  • Free admission to Members’ Only Events
  • Membership to ASTC **  for free admission to many other United States Museums.  Note: Participating museums MUST be at least 90 miles away

** ASTC: Association of Science and Technical Centers


Membership Details

Family/Grandparent Membership: $70

Memberships are valid for one year.  Includes two adults with children within the household who are UNDER 18.  A family caregiver/sitter pass can be added to the account for a small service charge of $10. Children 3 and under are always free.

Dual Adult Membership: $60

Memberships are valid for one year.  Includes two adults. Children 3 and under are always free.

Student Membership: $40

Memberships are valid for one year.  One student only.  Student must present a valid school ID card to qualify.


Teachers/Educators (10%) off any membership except student membership

Seniors (10%) off any membership 

Military (10%) off any membership