Membership Benefits

We invite you to help sustain the Museum by becoming a member. Annual memberships are on the basis of the calendar year: January 1 – December 31. For the 2017 membership year, NML will retain the 2014 rates. As before, all members receive  access to the Transparent Language Online language learning software, and a regular newsletter. Please choose a membership level below.

Expanded benefits for NML members joining from September 2016 – December 2017 include:


Benefits listed below plus Sponsorship of NML speaker events and designation as a Museum Sponsor on all Museum public announcements.


Benefits listed below plus name on the wall of the museum as a Builder of the Museum.

Supporting Member:

Benefits listed below plus name and company or organization link on the NML website. Institutions, organizations, or corporations are asked to join at the Supporting Member level or above.

Dual/Family, Individual, Student and Retiree Members:

Access to a Transparent Languages Online course; discount tickets to Annual Dinner, Certificate of Contribution as a Builder of the Museum, Membership Card.
We rely on membership dues as the principal means of financial support, so recruitment of new members is of vital importance to us. So sound out your friends and colleagues, recruit your relatives, give memberships as a birthday or holiday gift. At the holiday time, you can give your favorite teacher a membership. We also welcome your tax-deductible donations as an additional means of supporting the Museum. Use a button below to pay online with secure PayPal payments (you do not have to have a PayPal account to pay with a credit card online). Now you can pay in monthly installments, making support easier on your budget. If you prefer, you can  download the form: nml_membershipapplication2017  to complete and mail in with a check. All friends and members of NML have the opportunity to receive free training as a docent and serve in the museum as a docent, greeter, or other volunteer.

nml_logo_new Membership Levels

Annual Membership Rates Effective for 2016 Calendar Year.

Click on a ‘Donate’ button to the right of the level at which you would like to pay online for a one-year membership. To pay on a monthly basis, choose a payment amount, then click on the button. See below for other payment options.
Sustaining Member Options
$500 – $999
Supporting Member Options
$120 – $499
Individual Member Options
Dual/Family Member
Individual Member
If you prefer to pay by check, click here for a fillable & printable NML Membership Application for 2015 in Word format. (check your download folder after clicking on it)  Please mail your application to: The National Museum of Language P.O. Box 453 Greenbelt, MD 20768 See our Supporters


If you would like to donate goods or services, please contact us here. The National Museum of Language is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services are provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.