The Friends

Friends Membership Questions

Have questions about museum membership? Find answers to frequently asked questions below. If you don’t find an answer to your question please contact us at morrillhall@unl.edu or call 402.472.3779.


Q: How long will it take to receive my membership materials once I submit my membership form?
A: You will receive your University of Nebraska State Museum membership card and materials within seven working days once the Museum receives your membership form.

If you have added on a Smithsonian Affiliate Membership or purchased a membership at a level that includes a complimentary Smithsonian Affiliate Membership you will receive your Smithsonian membership card within 14 working days and the first issue of your choice of magazine will arrive within six weeks.
Q: How can I take advantage of the Smithsonian Membership as part of my University of Nebraska State Museum Membership?
A: As a Friends Member of the University of Nebraska State Museum you have the option of adding a Smithsonian Membership to your existing membership for $25.00 or renewing your University of Nebraska State Museum membership at $100 donor level or more to receive the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership at no additional charge. For a list of Smithsonian Membership benefits click here.
Q: What if I am already a Smithsonian Magazine subscriber?
A: If your Smithsonian Magazine is about to expire renew through the University of Nebraska State Museum to receive the same membership benefits. If you have recently renewed your Smithsonian Magazine membership, contact us for options on how to take advantage of the Smithsonian Membership benefits through the Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum program.
Q: Can I receive both the Smithsonian Magazine and Air and Space Magazine?
A: At this time, members must choose either the Smithsonian Magazine or Air and Space Magazine. There is no option to receive both.
Q: How many issues of the magazine will I receive?
A: If you choose to receive Smithsonian Magazine as part of your Smithsonian benefit, you will receive 12 issues as the magazine is published monthly. If you choose to receive Air and Space Magazine you will receive six issues as the magazine is published bi-monthly. Your membership includes either Smithsonian Magazine OR Air and Space Magazine. There is currently no option to receive both publications.
Q: My University of Nebraska State Museum membership isn’t set to expire for a few months, can I sign-up for the Smithsonian membership now or do I have to wait until my current museum membership expires?
A: You can sign-up for the Smithsonian Affiliate Membership now for $25 to take advantage of great Smithsonian benefits.