The Friends

Become a member and explore science and
natural history every day!

The value of your membership extends further than the benefits you receive.  Through your enrollment you are helping to support the development and maintenance of the exhibits in Morrill Hall, Trailside Museum of Natural History, and Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park; educational programs and outreach of the State Museum; preservation and collection of specimens and artifacts; and research on the natural history of Nebraska, the Great Plains, and the World.


1 adult

2 adults
with children





Unlimited FREE admission to Morrill Hall, Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park and Trailside Museum of Natural History (Visit to Ashfall or Trailside requires a Nebraska State Park entry permit.)
Discounted admission to Mueller Planetarium (adults $2.50, kids $2.00)
10% discount on purchases from our Discovery Gift Shop
10% discount on Morrill Hall birthday parties
Free or reduced admission and/or discounts at thousands of museums belonging to the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) “Passport” program
Exclusive updates & offers via the Museum's e-news updates & newsletter
Invitations to special events & private exhibit openings
4 Planetarium passes
6 Planetarium passes
Lapel pin
Smithsonian Affiliate Membership
& Magazine (details below)
add-on for $25
Tote bag & mug
2 guest passes to museum
Donor wall recognition
20% discount in Discovery Gift Shop
Guided tour of Morrill Hall
(call to schedule)

Upgrade your current membership with a Smithsonian Affiliate Membership.

Add-on the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership to your current Friends Membership for $25. Contact the museum for more information. Smithsonian subscriptions will be included as a benefit to all new and renewing members at the Fossil Funder level or above.

Smithsonian Magazine (one year subscription) or Air & Space Magazine (six issues)
10% discount on all Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
A personalized Smithsonian membership card
10% discount on all IMAX tickets at the Smithsonian
Online Benefits from the Smithsonian with insider access to the Smithsonian and special opportunities
Member Discount on The Great Courses
Reciprocal Admission Benefits at participating Smithsonian Affiliates