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Become a member today!

A wonderful way to support the mission and educational work of the Colburn Earth Science Museum is to become a member of the museum, a nonprofit organization serving the community since 1960. Members of the Colburn also enjoy such benefits annually as free admission to the Colburn, discounts on programs, classes and purchases in the Colburn’s gift shop and 50% off admission to the Western North Carolina Nature Center. All memberships last one calendar year.

Memberships may be purchased at the museum, by phone order, or by mail. To apply for a membership via mail, please fill out the form below and send with payment (check via mail) to:
Colburn Earth Science Museum
P.O. Box 1617
Asheville, NC 28802

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Student Memberships- $35

Student memberships are perfect for the individual who is looking to explore our museum free of charge. Student members also receive 50% off in the Crystal Pocket Gift Shop as well as discounts for the individual on certain programs within the museum.

Family Memberships- $50

Family memberships include participation with the Association of Science-Technology Centers Passport Program through which Colburn Family members receive free admission to more than 280 science and technology centers worldwide.

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Patron Memberships- $100

Patron members will not only enjoy all the benefits at the individual AND family level, but also enjoy free admission to more than 50 museums participating in the Southeastern Reciprocal Museum Program.

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