Join The Durham and be part of a community that supports the museum’s mission to preserve the region’s vibrant history and provide educational and entertaining experiences.
A Durham Museum membership not only provides you with exclusive benefits but it allows you to take advantage of all the museum has to offer. Membership will make it easier for you to stop in for a delicious ice cream treat in the historic Soda Fountain, listen to engaging lectures, be one of the first to see a new exhibition at one of our member-only previews, or simply drop by to enjoy a fun-filled day with your family. Click here to see a list of current and upcoming exhibits and events.
Basic membership benefits for one adult.
Receive a discount on our individual membership level by providing a copy of your
Basic membership benefits for one senior- 62 years of age or over.
Basic membership benefits for 2 adults and dependent children in the same household or up to 4 grandchildren.
Senior Family (62+): $55
Basic membership benefits for 2 seniors, 62 years of age or over, in the same household and up to 4 grandchildren.*
Educator Family: $50
Receive a discount on our Family/Dual membership by providing a copy of your school ID.*
Military Family Pass: $35
Basic membership benefits for an active or retired military family, which includes 2 adults and dependent children in the same household or up to 4 grandchildren
Community Group: $100
Basic membership benefits for group up to 14 individuals. Please call 402-444-5071 to inquire if your group is eligible.
*Please note, free membership entry does not apply during school field trips.
These options can be added to any individual or family/dual level membership levels.
Add-a-Friend Feature: $20
Include the Add-a-Friend feature on your membership which allows you to bring a friend or family member who is not a member of your own household along to The Durham- free of charge!
Smithsonian Fellow Feature: $25
Become a Smithsonian Fellow and receive a unique Smithsonian benefits package that includes a 12-month subscription to Smithsonian Magazine or six issues of Air & Space magazine, discounts on shopping and dining at the Smithsonian Institution as well as at other Smithsonian Affiliates throughout the country, exclusive international and domestic travel programs and study tour opportunities.
In addition to the basic membership benefits, all Patron Level memberships include exclusive invitations to Patron exhibition preview events, a Smithsonian Fellow package, and the Add-a-Friend feature. In addition, each level receives complimentary family day passes to share with family and friends.
Patron Bronze: $100
(includes 2 complimentary family day passes)
Patron Silver: $250
(includes 3 complimentary family day passes)
Patron Gold: $500
(includes 4 complimentary family day passes)
For information about higher level memberships, or to join the Durham Society, please call 402-444-5071.
To complete a Membership Application Online, click one of the links below.
for a new membership or if you would like to renew an existing membership.
if you would like to purchase a gift membership.
to download a membership application to mail in.
For more information about memberships, please contact Melanie
at membership@DurhamMuseum.org or call (402) 444-5071, ext. 521.