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DragonflyBecome a Member

Thanks for becoming a member at KNC or renewing your membership.

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.

Choose from the following membership options below. KNC also offers special memberships, including Photographer and Non-Profit levels. For details on these and other available discounts (military, student, and multi-year), visit the main Membership Page.

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

Supporting Memberships
Individual - $50

Individual membership available for one named adult 

Additional benefits: 
• One free single-use guest pass

Purchase Individual Membership 

Couple - $65

Couple membership is available for two named adults sharing a single address

Additional benefits: 
• Two free single-use guest passes

Purchase Couple Membership 

Grandparent - $85

Grandparent membership is available 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 Grandparent Membership

Household - $85

Household membership is available 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 Household Membership 

Household/Grandparent Combo - $150

Household/Grandparent Combo is available 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 Membership 

Patron Memberships
Spicebush - $125

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

Additional benefits: 
Plus One included - Free admission for one guest per visit (Member must accompany guest)
• Early registration and member rates for camp programs
• Thank you gift
• Exclusive invitation to programs throughout the year
• Recognition in the Annual Report

Purchase Spicebush Membership 

Redbud - $250

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

Additional benefits: 
Plus Two included - Free admission for two guests per visit (Member must accompany guests)
• Early registration and member rates for camp programs
• Thank you gift
• Exclusive invitation to programs throughout the year
• 10% facility rental discount
• Recognition in the Annual Report

Purchase Redbud Membership 

Dogwood - $500

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

Additional benefits: 
Plus Two included - Free admission for two guests per visit (Member must accompany guests)
• Early registration and member rates for camp programs
• Thank you gift
• Exclusive invitation to programs throughout the year
• 10% facility rental discount
• One individual membership to give away
• Recognition in the Annual Report

Purchase Dogwood Membership 

Maple - $1000

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

Additional benefits: 
Plus Three included - Free admission for three guests per visit (Member must accompany guests)
• Early registration and member rates for camp programs
• Thank you gift
• Exclusive invitation to programs throughout the year
• 15% facility rental discount
• One individual membership to give away
• Two tickets to Terry Todd International Speaker Series
• Recognition in the Annual Report

Purchase Maple Membership 

Beech: Lifetime Membership - $2000

Become a life member of the Kalamazoo Nature Center!  Beech Leaf Circle membership is available for the lifetime of the two named adult purchaser(s) and their children under 18 years old.

Additional benefits: 
Plus Three included - Free admission for three guests per visit (Member must accompany guests)
• Early registration and member rates for camp programs
• Thank you gift
• Exclusive invitation to programs throughout the year
• 20% facility rental discount
• One individual membership to give away
• Two tickets to Terry Todd International Speaker Series
• Recognition in the Annual Report
• Recognition on Beech Leaf Circle member sign at the Visitor Center

Purchase Beech Leaf Circle Membership 

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

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

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.


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.