Established in 1979, Friends of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is a private, nonprofit group whose sole mission is to benefit the Museum's educational programs, exhibits and research through membership, fundraising and advocacy.

Membership Levels and Benefits

Become a part of the fun that awaits you when you join the Museum family. Learn more about the many benefits of membership by selecting a membership level below. Then join or renew quickly and easily with our online membership application. New members or current Friends of the Museum members will need to register to create an account and/or sign into our system. Once you have created an account, your new account will later be merged with the old to maintain your membership history.

Memberships are valid for 12 months from the date joined. Memberships at the Family level and higher include 2 adults and their minor children living in the same household, or 2 grandparents and their minor grandchildren.

*In accordance with state law, beginning January 1, 2015 sales tax will be calculated on the portion of member benefits subject to taxation, and will be added to the cost of membership at the time of purchase.