Meteorites and meteorite science are fascinating subjects for all ages. Since outreach and education are core missions for the GMA, the GMA welcomes all young minds interested in science and meteorites. Explorer members are encouraged to explore the website content, and learn from and interact with our members through moderated groups and forums. 


Explorer membership is always free for anyone who is a minimum of 14 years old and less than 18 years old.

Benefits & Limitations

1Biographical ProfileNone
2VisibilityBasic listing on public membership page only
3SellingNo sales under GMA
4Groups / ForumsParticipate in limited groups and forums
5Onsite Classified AdsNone
6Private MessagingNone
7CoMets (Catalog of Meteorites)View only
8AccessAccess to all educational content
9GMA Membership Logo & BadgeNo: Personalized membership logo
Yes: Generic Explorer badge
10Voting RightsNo Voting Rights


Explorers members must adhere to the Website Terms of Service.


Members must be a minimum of 14 years old and less than 18 years old. Applicant will need to fill out the Explorer Membership online form. Membership is automatically approved upon submission of application. No recommendations are needed for this membership level. However, the application will be reviewed by the Chair of the Membership Committee to ensure application is properly completed and does not violate the Organization’s terms of use, or policies, and does not include spam or any inappropriate content.

All requirements are listed in Membership Descriptions & Requirements.