We Want You to be Involved!

When you join the Illinois State Museum Society, you support the Museum’s work—engaging programs, educational exhibitions, cutting-edge research, and the preservation of Illinois’ heritage for generations to come. In return, you receive great benefits and behinid-the-scenes access.

Join today to start experiencing all that the Museum has to offer and to assure that the generations to come can do the same.

Click the Join button on this page for a membership form.

Basic Benefits with Membership

    • Free Museum admission
    • Members-only exhibition preview receptions
    • Curator-led gallery talks and lectures
    • Behind-the-scenes tours of rarely seen objects at the Research & Collections Center
    • Discounts on unique field trips, special events, workshops, and educational programs
    • Members-only communications

Membership Levels

Individual            $35
Basic benefits for one (1) adult

Family/Household           $60
Basic benefits for two (2) adults
Discounts on children’s workshops, camps, and birthday parties
And all of the benefits listed above

Friend of Society              $100 to $499
Basic benefits for two (2) adults
Two (2) guest passes
Discounts on Museum space rentals for receptions, weddings, and events
And all of the benefits listed above

Curator’s Circle (Sustaining)        $500 to $999
Basic benefits for two (2) adults plus
Four (4) Guest Passes
Exclusive invitation to the Cocktails with Curators event
And all of the benefits listed above

Director’s Circle (Founders Circle)             $1,000+
Basic benefits for two (2) adults
Eight (8) Guest Passes
Exclusive invitation to the Dinner with the Director event
And all of the benefits listed above

The Illinois State Museum Society is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that supports the educational and research programs of the Illinois State Museum System.  The Museum preserves Illinois’ past for Illinois’ future while stimulating discovery, stewardship, and life-long learning about Illinois and the world. 

Your membership contribution is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable of the law.


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