Join MNA as a member and become part of inspiring a sense of love and responsibility for the beauty, diversity, and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau. Your generosity provides essential support for our exhibitions and educational programs. As a member of the Museum, you are making a statement that you recognize the impact and value of this unique place of learning. Enjoy a deeper relationship with MNA and receive special benefits including free admission to the Museum, invitations to member-exclusive events, discounts on selected shop items and more. We look forward to welcoming you to the MNA community.

To become even more involved, join the Colton Circle with a donation of $1,000 or more. This unique group supports the Museum’s research, collections, exhibits, educational programs, and general operations.

If you have any questions about a membership, contact our membership office by calling 928.774.5211, ext. 219 or email

Membership levels

Painted Desert - $70

  • Free admission for two named members to permanent and special exhibitions, including accompanied children/grandchildren age 17 and under
  • Subscription to MNA’s annual member publication, Museum Notes
  • Digital subscription to our monthly MNA enews
  • 10% discount on selected items at the Giftshop
  • Special member pricing for most MNA events, including Heritage Festival
  • Invitation to members only exhibition openings and events


Sunset Crater - $100

    All the benefits of Painted Desert membership plus:

  • Subscription to MNA’s annual publication, Plateau: The Land & People of the Colorado Plateau


Canyonlands - $150

    All the benefits of Sunset Crater membership plus:

  • Admission to more than 1,000 art, science, and cultural institutions through the North American Reciprocal Museums Program


Chaco - $300

    All the benefits of Canyonlands membership plus:

  • Priority access to purchase tickets for behind-the-scenes tours of Collections & Archives.
  • Gift of Membership at Painted Desert Level


Black Mesa - $500

    All the benefits of Chaco membership plus:

  • Free admission to Heritage Festival and Thirsty Thursday live music events


Colton Circle

Members making gifts of $1,000 or more join the Colton Circle, a special group of supporters celebrated with additional benefits.


Gift Membership

Share the Museum of Northern Arizona with family, friends, colleagues and clients! Membership is an ideal gift for birthdays, holidays and other special occasions. When you purchase a gift membership, your recipient will receive a greeting packet recognizing you as the gift-giver. Purchase a gift membership online by selecting the gift option when you check out.