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For personal service, call 256-237-6766
If joining by mail, send printed membership form & payment to: Anniston Museum, attn: Membership, PO Box 1587, Anniston, AL 36202
You are invited to join Anniston Museum and receive valuable advantages for 12 months.
Belonging allows members to better recognize their importance in the Museum's progress, while teaching children the importance of supporting a greater good. Your membership dollars help Anniston Museum to continue its long tradition of exhibits and educational programs. More than two million visitors have passed through the exhibit halls; now it's your turn!
Join as a Solo (benefits for one person) or as a Household (for all residents at one address). Choose your level of support for our not-for-profit organization.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Corporate Support & Sponsorship Opportunities
Join Anniston Museum of Natural History
You can join Anniston Museum of Natural History today. Simply print the the application below and mail it to us, or you can click on the Join Now button below and submit online. Either way, we will send your member packet by U.S. Postal Service.
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Online Membership Form
Printable Personal Membership Form
Printable Gift Membership Form
Level of Giving
Ally (Cost to service one member)
Student/Full-Time (Cost to service one student) High School or College, age 16-26 (proof of age and proof of full time enrollment required; student must present proof of enrollment from the school registrar, on official letterhead before a student membership will be issued.)
All Members Receive:
· Free admission to Anniston Museum exhibits, and half price admission to special blockbuster exhibits.
· Free or lowered admission to 200+ Assoc. of Science & Tech Centers (ASTC) & museums
· Newsletters subscription to biologica, our award-winning newsletter & events calendar
· Discounts on jewelry, toys, minerals, books, candy, t-shirts, & gifts from Museum Store, on most ticketed workshops, trips, & events
· Visit Voucher option when you join or renew
· E-mail updates of Museum happenings, if you choose
· Option to join Smithsonian Institute at lower price
· Volunteer opportunities … Share your talents & interest to help the Museum; call Community Services Coordinator or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
PLUS … your dollars support natural history exhibits, gardens, & unending museum needs
Members who reside in Alabama also receive:
· Free guest passes to share the excitement of Anniston Museum with family & friends (Not available to Student Membership level.)
· Invitations to members-only events. Members know of activities before general public
· Children’s birthday party opportunity, available only to Museum members (individual or family level)
· Anniston Museum window decal, by request
Director’s Society Members also receive:
· Curator’s Tour of Collections
· Invitation to dine with the Director
Frequently Asked Questions
Terms of membership stated below
Q: How do I become a member of Anniston Museum?
A: There are several ways to join. Join on this website, or telephone the Membership Department Monday-Tuesday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. central time at (256) 237-6766. You may also join the Museum during your next visit. Regardless of how you join, we will mail your membership packet with your membership cards by U.S. mail.
Q: Who is included in a membership?
A: A Student membership is for any full-time student, age 16 through 26 (proof of enrollment required). A solo membership provides benefits for one person. A Household membership provides benefits for all who live at the membership address.
Q: How long will my membership last?
A: Memberships are valid for 12 months – we even include the remainder of the month you join as a grace period.
Q: When will I get my membership card & info packet?
A: These will be mailed within 14 days. If you don’t receive it within this time, please call the Membership Department at (256) 237-6766.
Q: Can I join for two years?
A: Absolutely! Simply select the two year option upon checkout. This lessens your paperwork and insures uninterrupted service.
Q: What is ASTC (Association of Science - Technology Centers) reciprocal admission?
A: Anniston Museum members receive free (or discounted) admission to 200+ museums & science centers in the U.S. and abroad with a valid Anniston Museum membership card. Restrictions apply. This is GREAT for vacation planning!
Q: Which ASTC locations participate?
A: All listed here except those within 90 miles of Anniston Museum or within 90 miles of your home address: http://www.astc.org/members/passlist.htm . Keep in mind that free/discounted admission may not apply if your home or if Anniston Museum is within 90 miles of the ASTC participant you plan to visit. Only the ‘official’ Anniston Museum list distributed each May is correct for Anniston Museum members. For a November-April list send a self-addressed stamped envelope inside a 2nd envelope addressed to: ASTC Update, Anniston Museum League, POB 1587, Anniston AL 36202.
Q: Must I accompany guests who use my guest passes?
Q: What is a Visit Voucher?
A: It’s an option available only to members during the joining or renewing process. The member purchases as many Visit Vouchers as needed, and keeps the voucher to use and re-use for free admission to Anniston Museum for any guest, whether grandchild, caregiver, grandparent, or other. Vouchers are $10 each and valid during your membership year.
Q: Do members residing outside of Alabama receive different benefits?
A: A slight variation occurs for those who live outside Alabama. Their memberships are designed to entice travelers to our wonderful natural history museum. Newsletters, store discounts, ASTC reciprocal admission, and an open invitation to special events are reserved for nature lovers who are a bit farther away! See Membership benefits page for more details.
Q: How can I use my guest passes?
A: Members receive 4 complimentary guest passes (student members receive 2). These are one-time use admission passes to Anniston Museum. Members can choose to bring a guest with them, or to give the passes away so that others can visit at their leisure. Guest passes are not valid at any other museum.
Q: Can I purchase a membership on the day I visit the Museum?
A: Yes. Please stop by the Admissions desk in the lobby.
Q: If I decide during my visit to become a Museum member, can I apply the cost of my general admission tickets towards a membership?
A: Yes. Before you leave the Museum, complete a membership form and submit it with your admission receipt along with the balance. This offer is valid only on the day that you purchased your admission tickets.
Q: Can a friend or family member use my membership card?
A: No, but you can encourage them to join the Museum as well. Memberships are nontransferable and are valid only for those listed on the membership.
Q: Is my membership tax deductible?
A: Yes. A portion of your membership may be deductible. We suggest you consult your tax advisor for more information.
Q: My membership card has been lost/stolen. Can I request a new card?
A: Membership cards are valuable for several reasons. Call the membership office at (256) 237-6766 to order your replacement card; a fee applies.
Q. When is the Museum open?
A. We are open Tuesday – Saturday from 10:00am-5:00pm and Sundays from 1:00-5:00pm. We are open summer Mondays from 10:00-5:00; we are closed on Mondays from September-May. Times are Central Standard Time. Note that the Museum is closed Thanksgiving; December 24-25; January 1 and Martin Luther King Day.
Q: I own a business. Can my company join or get involved?
A: Anniston Museum has business memberships that give benefits to you, you company, and your employees. Call the membership department at (256) 237-6766. We also have great exhibits or events available for sponsorship at a variety of price points. See Corporate Support and Sponsorship Opportunities page for more details, or call the development office for more information.
Q. Does my membership help the Museum in any way?
A. Yes, memberships provide much needed income to enhance this not-for-profit organization. Once your membership funds are received, they immediately begin working to enhance Museum services for members and visitors. For this reason, we are unable to refund membership dollars.
Anniston Museum Gift Memberships
Give a full year of free admission, newsletters, discounts and FUN! It’s a terrific present to a child, adult, or household for birthday or holiday -- and a thoughtful gift for a newcomer. Don’t know if the intended is a member? Call the membership department at (256) 237-6766 to find out.
Solo - $30
Household - $42
Printable Gift Membership Form
Anniston Museum Store Gift Card
How about a certificate to purchase a treasure from the Museum Store – either in person or on-line. It’s a shopping adventure for the recipient and a wonderful choice for those who love the unique, who love to shop, or who love the Museum. Available in $5 increments; we mail it to you.
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Gift Contributions to honor a friend or loved one
Need a gift but not sure what to give, or know someone who has everything? How about a donation to the Museum in their honor? We will send the recipient a card announcing your kindness (the amount is never mentioned). It helps Anniston Museum, and is a meaningful way to recognize a birthday, holiday, graduation, retirement or milestone.
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