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Membership at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

Membership at KNC gives you access to our visitor center, trails, exhibits, programs, and events with free admission for one year.  In turn, your membership supports the award-winning education, research, and conservation programs.  Join the over 6,000 members and 2,000 households as members at KNC!

Get FREE admission to the Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and Manor House in the month of May with your Membership to any one attraction. Details at swmimemberexchange.com

UPDATE: Cultural Membership Exchange Coming in October for 2020!  One of KNC's most popular member benefits returns. Rescheduled from May due to Covid-19, members of each participating organization are invited to enjoy free reciprocal admission during the month of October, 2020. With your safety in mind we'll keep you up-to-date regarding capacity limits and other considerations as we navigate these times together.


 NEW THIS YEAR!   Plus One add on to membership: $20  Free admission for one guest per visit (must be accompanied by named member). Plus One can be added to any membership level and is available for online or in-person membership purchases.

Purchase a Membership Online

Choose which membership option works best for you below to see the different membership levels and purchase online. 

MY KNC MEMBERSHIP

MY KNC MEMBERSHIP Age 55 and Older

GIVE THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP

GIVE THE GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP Age 55 and Older

PHOTOGRAPHER MEMBERSHIP

NON-PROFIT MEMBERSHIP

Due to closures related to COVID-19, our processing of memberships will be delayed beyond our usual time frames. Thank you for your patience and your support of the Kalamazoo Nature Center.  

Each Membership Includes:

Each membership includes one year of the following benefits:

•  Free admission and membership for one year*
•  Bi-monthly newsletter (Nature Center News)
•  10% discount in the Trailhead Gifts & Books Gift Shop
•  One KNC static window decal for each new membership
•  Reduced rates for classes and special events
•  Voting privileges at the annual members meeting
•  Free admission and/or discounts at over 120 nature centers nationwide. See the list of participating centers here.
•  KNC's regular E-news
•  Free admission to special events like Maple Sugar Festival
•  Free admission in the month of May to Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Gilmore Car Museum, and the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary & Manor House
•  Exclusive invitations to member-only events including Member’s Night and Jingle Mingle

Special Membership Levels

Photographer Free admission for one named adult photographer for one year, up to eight clients may accompany the photographer during a visit

Non-Profit Offered to service non-profit organizations and is not intended for public or private schools or organizations that service school children

Membership Discounts

Discounts for Ages 55 and Over
15% off Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent Membership. Available for online purchases and at KNC's Guest Services Desk or Welcome Station.

Financial Assistance Free Household Membership with proof of financial assistance (i.e. SNAP, WIC, etc.).


The following discounts are available at KNC's Guest Services Desk or Welcome Station Only:

Military Discount
15% off Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent Membership. Please apply at KNC's Guest Services Desk or Welcome Station with valid Military or Veteran ID.

Student Discount
15% off  Individual, Couple or Household Membership for ages 18 through college. Please apply at KNC's Guest Services Desk or Welcome Station with valid student ID.

2-Year Membership
Receive a 5% discount on purchase of a Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent Membership. Please apply at KNC's Guest Services Desk or Welcome Station.

3-Year Membership 
Receive 10% discount on purchase of a Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent Membership. Please apply at KNC's Guest Services Desk or Welcome Station.