Become a Member

Become a Member

Become a Member at the Lakeshore Museum Center! It is your ticket to exploring all that LMC has to offer. Members get FREE admission to not only the main museum center, but also the Muskegon Heritage Museum as well as all of the historic sites: the Hackley and Hume homes, the Fire Barn, and the Scolnik House of the Depression Era.

But wait – there’s more! When you become a member at the Lakeshore Museum Center, you also get early registration for programs, member prices on events, invitations to special “Members Only” events and tours, and a 10% discount in our gift shops.

In addition, the Lakeshore Museum Center is now a part of ROAM, a Reciprocal Membership Program made up of a network of museums in North America and beyond who extend the benefit of reciprocal free admission to one another’s members (as determined by each museum individually). Click Here for a list of all participating ROAM museums.

We are also now apart of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association as well, where your Family & Friends level membership allows you to visit 1,000+ museums nationwide for Free. Click Here for a list of all participating NARM museums.

Additional 2021 Perks:

  • Grand Rapids Public Museum membership exchange May 2021

  • Sablepoint Lighthouse Keepers Association membership exchange June 2021

  • Grand Rapids Art Museum membership exchange July 2021

  • John Ball Zoo membership exchange August 2021

  • Holland Museum membership exchange September 2021

  • Blandford Nature Center membership exchange October 2021

Most importantly, you get the satisfaction of helping support the Lakeshore Museum Center. Your support helps us continue to preserve and interpret, through exhibits, education and programming, the natural and cultural history of Muskegon County.

You can designate your membership donation to support one or more of the Lakeshore Museum sites: the Main Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon Heritage Museum, and/or the Hackley & Hume Historic Site. To designate your donation to a specific site, please note in the comment section of the online form below.


Becoming a Member | Pricing:

  • $40: Individual (member)

  • $50: Individual plus one (member + 1)

  • $100: Family & Friends (up to 6 visitors of any age)
    In addition to member benefits: NARM-Visit 1,000+ museums nationwide for FREE through the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association


Patron or Giving Levels:

  • $200: Historian Member
    In addition to Family & Friends benefits: receive 15% off in gift shop 

  • $500: Preservation Member
    In addition to Family & Friends benefits: Private Tour of Collection Center, Hackley & Hume Homes, and Muskegon Heritage Museum, plus receive 15% off in gift shop 

  • $1,000: Legacy Member
    Private Tour of Collection Center,  Hackley & Hume Homes, and Muskegon Heritage Museum, plus receive 20% off in gift shop 

  •  Corporate Memberships Available
     Contact Graciela at 231-722-0278 for details


Ready to Become a Member? There are 3 ways to sign up!

  1. Purchase your membership online through our secure form below.

  2. Print off  this form and mail it to 430 W. Clay, Muskegon, MI 49440, along with your check made out to the Lakeshore Museum Center.

  3. Purchase your membership at any of our sites at the admissions desk.

Your membership welcome letter and cards will be mailed to you in 1-2 weeks from receipt.


Become a member of Moxie’s Virtual Content Club, and you will gain access to exclusive material including behind the scenes and bonus content that visitors and general museum members don’t have access to!

A family during a tour looking at butterflies.
A grandmother and her grandchildren engaged in some of the stretches from the Body Works Exhibits
A tour from the Hackley and Hume Historic Sites