Become a member of the Florida Museum and join scientists, curators and educators on a journey of discovery! Experience the unique natural history of Florida. Learn about the biological diversity and cultural heritage of our region and the world. Connect with fellow explorers of all ages. Support innovative research, exhibitions, education and public programs.

 Payment Options

  • Online application form with secure credit card payment
  • By phone: 352-273-2047
  • Charge on your statement will appear as University of Florida Foundation
  • Membership card(s) will be mailed upon processing

  • Make payable to UF Foundation
  • Print the Membership Application Form
  • Mail completed application form and check to:
    Florida Museum of Natural History
    Attn: Membership
    PO Box 112710
    Gainesville, FL 32611
  • Membership card(s) will be mailed upon processing

University of Florida employees may have membership dues automatically deducted from their paycheck. Deductions are made biweekly, for 24 pay periods. UF employees receive 10% off Individual through Supporting Levels.* Support YOUR local museum and receive great benefits!

Step 1: Print and complete the Membership Application Form.

Step 2: Print and complete the payroll form for the membership level you are interested in:

Individual $47.50 ($1.88/pay period)
Dual $76.50 ($3.19/pay period)
Household $112.50 ($4.69/pay period)
Supporting $247.50 ($10.31/pay period)
Benefactor $500 ($20.84/pay period)
Fellow $1,000 ($41.67/pay period)
Patron $2,500 ($104.17/pay period)
Director’s Circle $5,000 ($208.34/pay period)

For nine-month faculty members, please email the membership coordinator for a payroll deduction form.

Step 3: Mail both forms to:

Florida Museum of Natural History
Attn: Membership
PO Box 112710
Gainesville, FL 32611

Please send forms to the Florida Museum NOT the UF Foundation. If the forms are not received by our office, your membership will not be processed. Thank you for your cooperation.

*Offer good on Individual through Supporting levels. Curator’s Society not included in discount. Discount cannot be used with any other specials or discounts. Must include a valid UF Gator 1 staff identification card. OPS employees are not eligible for payroll deduction.


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Core Member Benefits

Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable. Museum Members are asked to present a photo ID along with their membership card for admission and discounts. Membership donations may be counted as charitable gifts for tax purposes. Prices and benefits are subject to change.

Associates Membership Levels

  • Core Benefits for one named adult.

  • Core Benefits for two named adults in the same household.

  • Core Benefits for up to two named adults and unlimited children between the ages of 3 and 17. (Excludes organized groups, e.g. school groups, camp groups, affinity groups, etc.)
  • Early enrollment and discount for Museum classes and camps. (Classes fill on a first-come, first-served basis. Membership does not guarantee enrollment.)

  • Household Benefits and a VIP Gallery Tour of special exhibitions upon request.

Curators Society Membership Levels

The Curators Society provides crucial support for all Museum activities. Individuals in this distinguished group enjoy exclusive privileges and opportunities in addition to the Core Member Benefits.

  • Supporting Benefits as well as recognition on the Museum’s Annual Giving Wall and a 10% discount on Associates level gift memberships.

  • Benefactor Benefits and a VIP Research Collections Tour upon request.

  • Fellow Benefits and an invitation for two to private Director’s events.

  • Patron Benefits and a VIP Museum Tour upon request for up to 10 guests.

Membership Enhancements

  • Bring a guest with you on Museum visits. Member must accompany guest(s).

  • Designate a caregiver to accompany your children on Museum visits. Caregiver name(s) will be stored on the account. Available at Household level and above.

10% Discount on Membership

Discounts cannot be combined or used with other special offers or discounts. Discounts not valid on Curators Society or Corporate memberships.

Visit Other Science Centers and Museums — for FREE!

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The Association of Science and Technology Centers Passport Program allows members to sample some of the world’s most exciting science centers and museums when on vacation or visiting family and friends – and save money while doing it. Florida Museum members receive reciprocal benefits to all other participating ASTC Passport Program science centers or museums around the world – currently more than 300 institutions in more than a dozen countries. Please call the institution you wish to visit in advance to confirm the benefits they are currently offering ASTC members.

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Give the Gift of Membership!

Share the excitement of the Florida Museum with the special people in your life! Membership make great gifts for teacher appreciation, birthdays, holidays or other special milestones.

Questions? For a brochure or more information, contact the membership coordinator at 352-273-2047, or email

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