Become a Member

Your support helps us further scientific research and exploration.

Two people stand, looking at a Daspletosaurus skeleton in the Genius Hall of Dinosaurs. Behind them is Face Off, a mural of a Tyrannosaurus Rex and a Triceratops completed by Charles R. Knight in 1927.

Enjoy special benefits

Explore the world in our galleries, right here in Chicago. And enjoy nearly half a million square feet of public space to spread out comfortably. Plus, visit for free all year long.

Save up to 15 percent* off the cost of membership when you join online. All memberships are 100 percent tax-deductible. Members receive other special benefits based on giving tiers.

*Chicago residents save 15 percent on Individual, Family, and Family Plus levels. Non-residents save 10 percent on Individual and Family levels and 5 percent on the Family Plus level.

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.

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

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

  • Access to our member e-newsletter with digital updates for the whole family, including messages from Field scientists and invitations to virtual events
  • Free subscription to In the Field, our member magazine
  • 10-percent discount at our online store
  • Discounts on all educational programs
  • Other learning opportunities throughout the year

As well as these in-museum benefits:

  • Unlimited Basic admission
  • Free or discounted tickets to all ticketed exhibitions for each person covered under the membership
  • Invitations to member-only viewings of ticketed exhibitions
  • Opportunities to go behind the scenes at our Annual Members’ Nights
  • Discounted tickets to 3D movies
  • 10-percent discount at our stores and restaurants
  • Free reciprocal admission to participating science and technology museums all over the world

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 membership@fieldmuseum.org.

Family Plus

Who's included? One year Two years
Two adults, children*, and one guest $180 (on-site)
$171 (online)
$345 (on-site)
$327 (online)

 

Family

Who's included? One year Two years
Two adults and children* $150 (on-site)
$135 (online)
$285 (on-site)
$256 (online)

 

Individual

Who's included? One year Two years
Member and one guest $95 (on-site)
$85 (online)
$180 (on-site)
$162 (online)

 

Digital

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

*Children, ages 17 and under, who live in the same  household as the member or who are grandchildren of the member.

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

Cardholders 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, ages 17 and under, who live in the same household as the member or who are grandchildren of the member
  •  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 supporters@fieldmuseum.org.  

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 the President and CEO

Learn More About the Founders’ Council 

Contact us with questions at founderscouncil@fieldmuseum.org. 

$2,500–$4,999

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

$5,000–$9,999

All the benefits above, plus:

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

$10,000–$24,999

All the benefits above, plus:

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

$25,000+

All the benefits above, plus:

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