Support the Museum - Become a Member

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum relies heavily on our GeMS (Geology Museum Supporters) memberships for a portion of our operating budget. Your support helps us sustain and grow our collections, our research and the educationa programs we offer. With your support, we can continue to provide quality programs throughout the year and to enhance the lives of people in the community. Join today!

Three Reasons to Love the Museum

  • We connect children with the natural world—building excitement and joy for science and stewardship of the environment.
  • We offer enriching programs for adults and children, such as geology hikes, museum tours, fossil hunts and wildlife education.
  • As the region’s only museum dedicated to the study of the Earth, we participate in research throughout the state to expand our knowledge of South Carolina’s geological past.

Three Reasons We Need Your Support

  • Expand education programs: We want to meet the increasing interest from adults and children to learn about geology and nature.
  • Future growth: We are working to enhance our exhibits, grow our collections and increase our staff.
  • Financial Security: We are trying to reduce our dependency on declining state funds by gaining more financial independence.

Benefits of GeMS Membership

As part of your membership, you’ll also receive many great benefits, including:
  • Free admission to the Museum
  • A 10% discount in the Museum gift shop
  • Invitations to members-only special events
  • The Garden's Gate newsletter, mailed every season
  • Discounts on education programs
  • At the Sapphire level and above, you’ll become a joint member of the South Carolina Botanical Garden, and enjoy early admission to the Garden's Preview Plant Sales and a 10% discount in the Garden Gift Shop

Membership Levels

Amethyst (individual): $45/year; includes free admission for one and all benefits listed above; 100% tax deductible
Ruby (family): $60/year; includes free admission for your household and all benefits listed above; 100% tax deductible
Sapphire (family): $100/year; includes all benefits listed above and Dual membership with the South Carolina Botanical Garden (which includes early admission to the Plant Sales and 10% discount in the Garden gift shop)
Emerald (family): $250/year; includes all benefits of a Sapphire Membership, plus two guest passes to the Museum
Diamond (family): $500/year; includes all benefits of a Sapphire Membership, plust four guest passes to the Museum and inviations to a special donor reception
Patron (family): $1000+/year; includes all benefits of a Sapphire Membership, plus 1 family membership to share and a free rental of the Museum Gallery (subject to availability and rental policies).

Join Today!

To join by mail, send a check (made to the CU Foundation) or send credit card information to GeMS Membership, Bob Campbell Geology Museum, 140 Discovery Lane, Clemson, SC 29634-0130

To join by phone, call 864-656-4600 and pay by credit card.

To join online, visit Clemson's online giving page for the Museum and Garden and follow instructions to log-in.