Become a Friend of the Haffenreffer Museum

As a Friend of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, you support the museum's activities at every level.

Your membership helps to sponsor public programs, purchase special gifts for the museum, and provide matching funds for challenge grants made by state and federal granting agencies. In becoming a Friend of the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, you help us to fulfill the Haffenreffer's mission.

Membership Benefits

  • General Members receive subscriptions to Contexts, our newsletter; advance announcements of exhibition openings, films, lectures, tours, and other events; and free use of the Museum's library by appointment. Members also receive FREE or reduced admission rates to more than 300 ASTC (Association of Science and Technology Centers) partner museums and science centers in the U.S., Canada, and abroad.
  • Donors' Circle Members receive all the benefits of general membership plus additional benefits including free Haffenreffer Museum publications and invitations to VIP events.
  • Membership contributions are tax deductible.

Membership Categories



* Members of the Donors' Circle, above the Contributing level, are eligible to receive free publications each time you renew. You will receive a list of available publications upon receipt of your paid application for membership or renewal. You may elect, at your choice, to receive the publications or to have them sent, as gifts, to the person or institution of your choice.

 The Haffenreffer Museum is a member of the Association of Science-Technology Centers. Your HMA membership entitles you to admission to hundreds of other ASTC museums.

How to Donate: 

Credit Card

Visit our secure online payment center. Your email receipt serves as your temporary membership card.

Mail a Check

Print and fill out the membership form
Mail membership form with your payment to:

Membership Department 
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
Brown University
300 Tower Street
Bristol, RI 02809

DO NOT hand-deliver your membership deposit to any Haffenreffer Museum staff.  Please make your donation only by online credit payment or check by mail. 

Membership Cards: When you submit your donation, you can choose between receiving your Membership Card by email as an E-card (PDF) or as a printed card by mail. E-cards are issued as PDF files by email and may be presented on your smartphone when visiting ASCT Museums, printed out at your convenience. Please allow two to three weeks for processing mailed membership cards. All Membership Cards are processed and sent in the order they were received and may be delayed. If you pay online, the emailed receipt will be accepted as a temporary card until your card arrives. 

Return Policy:  We do not offer refunds for any membership donations.

Support the Haffenreffer Museum's other funds/programs: If you would like to support the Barbara Greenwald Memorial Arts Program, the Shepard Krech III Lecture Fund, the Native American Museum Studies Internship, or one of our other special pograms/funds, please download and mail the Gift Form with your check donation to the Haffenreffer Museum, 300 Tower Street, Bristol RI 02809. 

Call 401-863-5700 or email if you have membership questions.  Please do not send your credit card information by email as this is not a secure practice.