Institutional Membership

Our membership to NAI has helped connect us to the larger world of interpretation. We can learn a lot from interpretive organizations outside the museum realm like zoos, aquariums, parks, and nature centers, and this helps us push the boundaries of traditional museum models. 
~Buffalo Bill Center of the West

NAI opened the Lemur Center up to new methods, training, adn development opportunities to advance our interpreters in their field while creating a better experience for visitors. 
~Duke Lemur Center

NAI has served as a wonderful resource to help expand our team members' knowledge and experience level in the fields of interpretation, management, planning, and design. We also feel it is critical for our team to engage and interact with fellow peers in the field--allowing the networking and cross-polination of knowledge and experience to take place.
~Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

Institutional Standard Membership - $200

Institutional membership will be for a single interpretive site (park, museum, aquarium, etc.).

Want to add staff memberships at the same time you join/renew? Just download and fill out the Institutional Membership form and fax (970-484-8179), email, or snail mail the form in with payment.

Your site will receive the following benefits:
  • One Professional membership for a staff member designated as your NAI contact 
  • Discounted NAI memberships for the rest of your staff. Whether your organization purchases the memberships, or you pass the discount on to your staff, they will receive a 20% discount on Professional ($75 regular price; $60 staff price) and Seasonal ($50 regular price; $40 staff price) memberships.
    • Expiration dates will not be dependent on the Institutional membership, unless you ask for them to be. We will work to make the membership fit the organizations' needs.
    • Staff memberships are non-transferable and will remain with staff member; the contact membership can be transferred should your contact person leave your organization.
  • Better placement on the NAI Jobs Board (Institutional member postings will be included both inside the Members Only area and on the main Career Center page, nonmember listings only appear in the Members Only area).
  • NAI will distribute your RFPs to our commercial members.
  • Opportunity for your organization to be featured in Legacy magazine's Institutional Member Spotlight.
  • Send your staff to the National Conference at member pricing (regardless of their individual membership status).
  • Group discounts for NAI webinars (national offerings only). First registration full member price; additional registrations will be discounted. 
  • Print Legacy subscription for your site.
  • Digital Journal of Interpretation Research subscription for your site.
  • Discounted Legacy and Journal of Interpretation subscriptions. You can purchase additional subscriptions for your site or your employees at discounted rates.