Friends of the Webster Institute

Friends of the Webster Institute

The Webster Institute houses one of the world’s most valuable collections of scientific artifacts documenting the exploration of the Universe. Learn more and explore the Adler’s online Collections Catalog today.

Friends enjoy special events with outside curators, speakers, and Adler scientists while helping to strengthen and preserve the museum’s permanent collection.

Membership in the Friends of the Webster Institute is open to all Adler members for an additional $150 annually. In addition to the benefits of annual membership, Friends enjoy these exclusive benefits:

  • Invitations to lectures and programs, hosted by the Friends of the Webster Institute
  • Annual Webster Memorial Lecture reception with honored guests and speaker
  • Exclusive, Friends-only events, receptions, and programs highlighting the Adler Collections
  • Private behind-the-scenes access to the museum’s collections led by curator or museum expert

For more information, or to join today, please contact the Membership Office at 312.322.0332 or email