JOIN THE MUSEUM FAMILY!

From September 7 to 21, get a FREE BugFest T-shirt when you join or renew your Museum membership. Use code BeetleTee19 at checkout to reserve your free T-shirt, or join in person at BugFest!

How to get your free T-shirt

PLUS, as a member, you’ll enjoy VIP status at BugFest on September 21!
Including (while supplies last):

  • Opens 10am: Skip the line at Café Insecta with the Member Fast Lane
  • 11am & 2pm: Members-only animal feeding (Nature Research Center, 4th floor)
  • 11am – 2pm: Free Italian ice

The first 500 members will receive a VIP badge and lanyard – although you’re welcome to bring your own NCMNS lanyard if you already have one – that gives you access to the Café Insecta Member Fast Lane and special event-day programming.

Whether you’re new to the Museum or come often, you belong here as part of our family. From behind-the-scenes, exclusive events to our memorable Adult Nights, membership for you and your loved ones will elevate your experience and create lasting memories while supporting the Museum’s educational outreach and research efforts.

As a thank you for your support, you’ll also enjoy free or discounted admission to 300+ science museums worldwide, discounts in our Stores and Cafés (show your Member ID at checkout), and exclusive invitations to member events. Learn more about our membership levels and benefits.

JOIN OR RENEW TODAY!

Contact: 919.707.9950 | membership@naturalsciences.org


JOIN US IN PERSON @ BUGFEST

On event day, you can purchase a membership and/or pick up your T-shirt voucher (to redeem at the T-shirt booth) at five locations for your convenience:

  • Friends of the Museum Hospitality Tent – NEC front entrance
  • Box Office – NEC 1st floor
  • Box Office – NRC 1st floor
  • Museum Store – NEC 1st floor
  • Center Store – NRC 1st floor

HOW TO GET YOUR FREE T-SHIRT

  1. Join or renew your membership between September 7 and 21, using code BeetleTee19 or purchase a membership onsite on event day.
  2. Pick up your T-shirt voucher 9am-5pm on September 21 at one of the five locations listed above.
  3. Redeem your voucher for your free BugFest T-shirt at the T-shirt booth on Bicentennial Plaza, across from the Nature Exploration Center front entrance.

Free T-shirt must be picked up in person on event day. Feel free to purchase additional swag for family and friends!