Join as a Member!

Being a member of the Ella Sharp Museum is more than just free admission and great discounts.

It’s about belonging to a community that fully values the visual arts and preservation of our shared history.

Of course, being a member has its perks. At every level of support, Museum members receive benefits including admission to ticketed events, discounts at the Peter F. Hurst Planetarium, Ella Sharp Museum NEWS, and discounted class enrollments.

Membership Matters

Your membership contribution is a vital source of annual operating income allowing the Museum to continue enhancing the quality of life in Jackson. We invite you to become a part of the Ella Sharp Museum family today.

As part of the Ella family, your membership provides opportunities for everyone to explore, engage in, and enjoy history and the arts.


Email us at or call 517-787-2320.


Becoming a member is easy!
There are three ways to join:

VISIT us in person at Ella Sharp Museum
By PHONE at 517-787-2320
Join ONLINE by clicking the “Become a member” button below

Benefits of Annual Membership

Teacher ($30)

Unlimited Free admission to Ella Sharp Museum

Discounted admission to the Hurst Planetarium

Discounted admission for class field trips

Individual ($50) / Dual ($65 – two adults)

Unlimited Free admission to Ella Sharp Museum

Discounted admission to the Hurst Planetarium

Discounted Tickets to Select Special Events

Discount on ceramic class

Discounted admission to Patio Parties

Invitation to member only events

Family ($100) – Two adults and children or grandchildren under the age of 21)

All Above benefits plus:

NARM (North American Reciprocal Museums) Membership

Family memberships and above automatically receive benefits at 1178 additional museums in North America.

Free admission or discounts to select family events/tours

Sustainer ($150)

All above benefits plus:

Discount on one room rental annually

Free admission to patio parties

Investor ($250)

All above benefits plus:

One Individual membership to give as a gift annually

Benefactor ($500)

All above benefits plus:

Two Individual memberships to give as gifts annually

Private “Behind the Scene” tour of our collections for up to 10 guests

Steward ($1000)

All above benefits plus:

4 individual memberships to give as gifts

Two Private “Behind the Scene” tours of our collections for up to 10 guests

One free Planetarium Rental


The Ella is a part of the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association!

One of the largest reciprocal membership programs in the world with members in the United States, Bermuda, Canada, El Salvador and Mexico! NARM has 1,038 arts, cultural, and historical institutions along with botanical gardens, children’s museums, science and technology centers and more that offer their individual NARM qualified members reciprocal benefits.