Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Support the Museum

Become a Member of the Haffenreffer Museum Friends.

Important Notice

We are currently not accepting membership donations while we undergo staffing changes. These include all credit card and check donations, for e-card and print card memberships. We look forward to reopening our memberships as soon as we can.

If you have any questions, please email: HaffenrefferMuseum@brown.edu

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.

General Members receive subscriptions to Contexts, our newsletter; advance announcements of exhibition openings, films, lectures, tours, and other events, and FREE or reduced admission rates to 300+ global museums and science centers through the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) partnership.

Donors' Circle Members receive all the benefits of general membership plus additional benefits including free Haffenreffer Museum publications and invitations to VIP events.

Membership Categories

General membership benefits to individual Brown and RISD students. Sign up for free using your university email address.
$15 | General membership benefits for students with a valid ID from any university or college other than Brown or RISD.
General membership benefits for one named member and one guest.
General membership benefits for two named adults and their children or grandchildren under the age of 18.


  • Membership donations are tax-deductible.
  • Return Policy:  We do not offer refunds on any membership donations.
  • To become a member, you may donate either online with a credit card or by sending a check by mail:  
  • DO NOT hand-deliver your membership deposit to any Haffenreffer Museum staff, and DO NOT send your credit card information by email as this is not a secure practice and would put your personal information at risk.
  • Call 401-863-5700 or email HaffenrefferMuseum@brown.edu if you have membership questions.
The Haffenreffer Museum is a member of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. Your Friends membership entitles you to admission to hundreds of other museums through the ASTC Passport Program. Search the full list of participating museums on the ASTC website. (Some restrictions apply, check with the museum you are visiting for their ASTC acceptance policy.)