Statewide Network. Local Impact.

Our members are important partners in inspiring and educating youth and adults in science and technology – connecting classroom learning to real-world experiences. Moreover, museums are one-of-a-kind places where visitors learn together through engaging, interactive environments.

In addition to inspiring and educating North Carolinians in science and technology, our memebers have a positive impact on tourism and local industry.


Why Join Our Network?


Networking opportunities with other member organizations.

Professional Assistance

From peers in areas such as administration, development, exhibits and programming.

Member Access

Access to member section of website for best practices postings/blogs/resources

Job Board

Free access to online job board for recruitment of new employees

Annual Event

Invitation to annual meeting for networking, recognition and professional development


Promotion through marketing program including website

Voting Rights

Voting rights for each Member Organization (one vote).

Capacity Building

Eligibility for capacity building opportunities.

Service Opportunities

Eligibility to serve on Board of Directors and Committees

Membership Criteria

Membership is open to museums and allied organizations that meet the following criteria:

  • Designated 501(c)(3) or a governmental agency
  • Located in North Carolina with a regional audience and a significant focus on science
  • Open to the public for at least two (2) years and operating at least 120 days per year
  • Have at least one full time professional staff or 1 FTE

Annual Membership Dues

Annual membership dues are based on your annual operating budget and memberships run from July 1 – June 30.

0 - $499,000$200
$500,000 - $999,999$300
$1,000,000 - $4,999,999$400
$5,000,000 and above$500

Are you ready to join us?

Apply to Become a Member Today!