KNC membership gives you access to our Visitor Center, trails, exhibits, programs, and events with free admission for one year. In turn, your membership supports KNC’s award-winning education, research, and conservation programs. Join over 6,000 members from 2,000+ households by joining today!

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 during the month of October with your Membership to any one attraction. Details at swmimemberexchange.com

KNC Members: Log into your account for membership details, update contact information, and receive member benefits.

“Plus One” add on to membership: $20  The “Plus One” option allows named members to bring one guest per visit free of charge. Guest must be accompanied by named member. “Plus One” is automatically included with several membership levels. It can also be added to many membership levels. “Plus One” guests are not eligible for any membership benefits.

A friendly reminder about “Plus One” use and special events: As always, KNC is pleased to extend stated benefits to its valued Members.  This includes the Plus One (or greater) benefit for guests to visit with a named Member. This applies broadly to day admissions, with the exception of special events such as Maple Sugaring Days.

Each membership includes one year of the following benefits:

  • Free admission, including to special events like Maple Sugar Festival
  • Bi-monthly newsletter (Nature Center News)
  • and KNC’s regular eNewsletter
  • 10% discount at the Trailhead Gifts & Books gift shop
  • One KNC static window decal for each new membership
  • Reduced program fees
  • Voting privileges at the annual members meeting
  • Free admission and/or discounts at over 120 nature centers nationwide.
  • Invitations to members-only events including Member’s Night and Jingle Mingle
  • Free admission in the month of October to participating area organizations through the Southwest Michigan Cultural Membership Exchange.
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Supporting Memberships

Individual membership for one named adult

Additional benefits: One free single-use guest pass

Purchase an Individual Membership Here >

Purchase a 2-Year Individual Membership here >
Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase a 3-Year Membership here >
Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Discounts:

55 & Over: Enter OVER55 during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships.

Military Discount: Enter MILITARY during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid military or veteran ID if needed.

Student (Age 16 through college): Enter STUDENT during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, or Household single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid student ID if needed.

Financial Assistance: Free Household Membership with proof of financial assistance (i.e. SNAP, WIC, etc.). Please fill out the Financial Assistance application. Upon acceptance, you will receive your membership in the mail within 2-3 weeks.

Couple Membership for two named adults
Additional benefits: Two free single-use guest passes

Purchase a Couple Membership here >

Purchase a 2-Year Membership here >
Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase a 3-Year Membership here >
Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Discounts:55 & Over: Enter OVER55 during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships.

Military Discount: Enter MILITARY during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid military or veteran ID if needed.

Student (Age 16 through college): Enter STUDENT during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, or Household single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid student ID if needed.

Financial Assistance: Free Household Membership with proof of financial assistance (i.e. SNAP, WIC, etc.). Please fill out the Financial Assistance application. Upon acceptance, you will receive your membership in the mail within 2-3 weeks.

Household membership for ALL adults and children living at the same address
Additional benefits:
Plus One included – Free admission for one guest per visit (Member must accompany guest)
• Early registration and member’s rates for camp programs

Purchase a Household membership here >

Purchase a 2-Year Membership here >
Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase a 3-Year Membership here >
Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Discounts:55 & Over: Enter OVER55 during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships.

Military Discount: Enter MILITARY during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid military or veteran ID if needed.

Student (Age 16 through college): Enter STUDENT during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, or Household single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid student ID if needed.

Financial Assistance: Free Household Membership with proof of financial assistance (i.e. SNAP, WIC, etc.). Please fill out the Financial Assistance application. Upon acceptance, you will receive your membership in the mail within 2-3 weeks.

Grandparent membership for up to two named grandparents sharing a single address and all grandchildren under the age of 18
Additional benefits:
Plus One included – Free admission for one guest per visit (Member must accompany guest)
• Early registration and member’s rates for camp programs

Purchase a Grandparent membership here >

Purchase a 2-Year Membership here >
Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase a 3-Year Membership here >
Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Discounts:55 & Over: Enter OVER55 during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships.

Military Discount: Enter MILITARY during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid military or veteran ID if needed.

Student (Age 16 through college): Enter STUDENT during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, or Household single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid student ID if needed.

Financial Assistance: Free Household Membership with proof of financial assistance (i.e. SNAP, WIC, etc.). Please fill out the Financial Assistance application. Upon acceptance, you will receive your membership in the mail within 2-3 weeks.

Household/Grandparent Combo for all adults and children sharing a single address and their Grandparents.
Additional benefits:
Plus One included – Free admission for one guest per visit (Member must accompany guest)
• Early registration and member rates for camp programs

Purchase a Household/Grandparent Combo here >

Purchase a 2-Year Membership here >
Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase a 3-Year Membership here >
Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Discounts:Financial Assistance: Free Household Membership with proof of financial assistance (i.e. SNAP, WIC, etc.). Please fill out the Financial Assistance application. Upon acceptance, you will receive your membership in the mail within 2-3 weeks.

Patron Memberships

Spicebush membership is available for all adults and children sharing a single address

Additional benefits:

  • “Plus One” included
  • Early registration/member rates for camp programs
  • Thank you gift
  • Exclusive invitations to programs throughout the year
  • Recognition in Annual Report

Purchase a Spicebush membership here >

Redbud membership is available for all adults and children sharing a single address

Additional benefits:

  • “Plus Two” included
  • Early registration/member rates for camp programs
  • Thank you gift
  • Exclusive program invitations throughout the year
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • 10% facility rental discount

Purchase a Redbud membership here >

Dogwood membership is available for ALL adults and children living at the same address.

Additional benefits:

  • “Plus Two” included
  • Early registration/member rates for camp programs
  • Thank you gift
  • Exclusive program invitations throughout the year
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • 10% facility rental discount
  • One individual membership to give away

Purchase a Dogwood membership here >

Maple membership is available for up to two named adults and all people sharing single address s.

Additional benefits:

  • “Plus Three” included
  • Early registration/member rates for camp programs
  • Thank you gift
  • Exclusive program invitations throughout the year
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • 15% facility rental discount
  • One individual membership to give away

Purchase a Maple membership here >

Become a life member of the Kalamazoo Nature Center!  Beech Leaf Lifetime membership is available for lifetime for one or two named adult purchaser(s). Free admission for children under 18 years old while sharing their residence

Additional benefits:

  • “Plus Three” included
  • Early registration/member rates for camp programs
  • Thank you gift
  • Exclusive program invitations throughout the year
  • Recognition in Annual Report
  • 20% facility rental discount
  • One individual membership to give away
  • Recognition on Beech Lifetime member sign at the KNC Visitor Center
  • Cooper’s Glen Legacy (CGL) semi-annual mailings and invitations to CGL semi-annual events

Purchase a Beech Leaf Lifetime membership here >

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

Thank you to the following Member Organizations!

Family Enrichment CenterFamily Enrichment Center

We exist to fill the gaps of the child welfare system by providing training, support, mentoring and services to all families, with an emphasis on adoptive, foster and kinship families. If you are interested in starting the process to become a licensed foster parent, please call 1-855-MICHKIDS.  www.fecfamily.com

 

Membership Discounts

Membership discounts are available for Supporting levels only, Patron and Special membership levels do not qualify. The discounts can be applied during online registration, at KNC’s Guest Services Desk or the Welcome Station.

55 & Over: Enter OVER55 during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships.

Military Discount: Enter MILITARY during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid military or veteran ID if needed.

Student (Age 16 through college): Enter STUDENT during checkout to receive 15% off. Valid on Individual, Couple, or Household single year memberships. Must be able to provide valid student ID if needed.

Financial Assistance: Free Household Membership with proof of financial assistance (i.e. SNAP, WIC, etc.). Please fill out the Financial Assistance application. Upon acceptance, you will receive your membership in the mail within 2-3 weeks.

2-Year Membership
Receive a 5% discount on purchase of a Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent Membership.

3-Year Membership 
Receive 10% discount on purchase of a Individual, Couple, Household, or Grandparent Membership.