Become a Member

Your support helps us further scientific research and exploration.

Enjoy special benefits

Supporters at every giving level—from members to Founders’ Council donors—receive the following benefits:

  • Unlimited Basic admission
  • Free or discounted admission to all ticketed exhibitions for each person covered under the membership
  • Discounted tickets to 3D movies
  • Opportunities to go behind the scenes each year at Members’ Nights
  • Free reciprocal admission to more than 300 science and technology museums all over the world
  • 10% discount at our stores and restaurants
  • Subscription to member magazine In the Field
  • Exclusive tours and events throughout the year
  • Discounts on educational programs

All memberships are 100% tax deductible. Members receive other special benefits based on giving tiers.

Support that fits your life

Ready to join other passionate, engaged supporters helping to fuel a journey of discovery? Learn more about our giving tiers and choose the one that suits you. 

We also accept gifts of any size through our donation form

Need the perfect present for the science lover in your life? Give a gift membership.

Museum membership is much more than free admission. Celebrate your love of science with discounts on ticketed exhibitions and 3D films, behind-the-scenes access during Members’ Nights, our exclusive member magazine, In the Field, and more.

Contact us with questions about membership at 312.665.7700 or

Family Plus

Who's included? One year Two years
Two adults, children*, and one guest $180 $345


Who's included? One year Two years
Two adults and children* $150 $285


Who's included? One year Two years
Member and one guest $95 $180


Who's included? One year
Member** and one guest $75

*Children living in same member household and grandchildren, 17 and under

**Digital membership is available only to individuals living outside the state of Illinois.

Seniors (age 65+) and students (with valid ID) are eligible for $10 off Individual, Family, and Family Plus levels. Receive your discount by calling 312.665.7700 or by visiting the Member Services Center during your next visit.

Card holders must be 18 or older. Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Support exploration of the natural world and enjoy a deeper dive into science when you join the Discovery Circle.

Receive all general membership benefits, as well as the following Discovery Circle benefits:

  • Admission for two adults and any children and grandchildren (17 and under) in the member household, and ticketed exhibition passes for all group members
  • Invitations to exclusive exhibition previews and events
  • Learning opportunities through our curated Field Encounters program
  • Recognition in our digital annual report

Learn More About the Discovery Circle

Contact us with questions about Discovery Circle membership at  

Adventurer ($250–$499)

All membership and Discovery Circle benefits, plus:

  • Admission for two guests
  • Choice of one Field Encounters track

Naturalist ($500–$999)

All membership and Discovery Circle benefits, plus:

  • Admission for four guests
  • Choice of two Field Encounters tracks
  • Recognition in our printed annual report

Explorer ($1,000–$2,499)

All membership and Discovery Circle benefits, plus:

  • Admission for six guests
  • Choice of three Field Encounters tracks
  • Recognition in our printed annual report

Help us write the next chapter in our long philanthropic history.

Your support aids in preserving our collections and ensures the Field Museum remains an integral institution in the world for generations to come. 

You’ll enjoy all the privileges of Museum membership plus one-of-a-kind opportunities like:

  • Intimate behind-the-scenes experiences with our experts highlighting their groundbreaking research
  • Exhibition previews, conversations with curators, special programs and events with peer institutions, and more
  • Special access to Museum leadership including the Board of Trustees and President Richard W. Lariviere, PhD

Learn More About the Founders’ Council 

Contact us with questions at 


Enjoy all membership and Founders’ Council benefits, plus: 

  • Exclusive learning experiences like conversations with scientists and exhibition tours with leading scholars
  • Recognition in our annual report and on donor wall
  • Dedicated staff to make arrangements for visits, including tickets and tours


All the benefits above, plus:

  • Behind-the-scenes hard-hat tours of upcoming exhibitions
  • Priority access to ticketed exhibitions


All the benefits above, plus:

  • Opportunity to help a scientist returning from field expeditions unpack their latest specimens 


All the benefits above, plus:

  • Lunch with the Museum’s President and CEO and other senior leaders