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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 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 - $225

Institutional membership will be for a single interpretive site (park, museum, aquarium, etc.).
Your site will receive the following benefits:
  • One Professional membership for a staff member designated as your NAI contact. This member will be the point person for all institutional membership activities. They will be able to:
    • Renew institutional and staff memberships
    • Manage a roster of institutional staff
    • Register anyone on the roster for most events NAI offers
    • Request promo codes for webinar and conference volume discounts
  • 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 discounted Professional ($90 regular price; $75 staff price) and Seasonal ($65 regular price; $55 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.
    • In order for your staff to be eligible for scholarships from NAI, they will need to hold an active individual membership.
  • Better placement on the NAI Jobs Board (Institutional member postings will be included both inside the Member Area and on the main Career Center page, other listings only appear in the Member Area).
  • NAI will distribute your RFPs to our commercial members.
  • Send your staff to the National Conference at member pricing (regardless of their individual membership status), additional discounts may be available depending on year.
  • Group discounts for NAI webinars (national offerings only). First registration full member price; additional registrations will be discounted.
  • Digital Legacy subscription for your site.
  • Discounted Legacy subscriptions. You can purchase additional subscriptions for your site or your employees at discounted rates. 
Please note that all purchases in the NAI Store require the individual to hold a membership for member rates to apply. This includes recordings of webinars.
Need to pay by check? Download a membership application below.

Individual Membership Institutional Membership
Student Membership Commercial Membership
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