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Green Friday

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!


ONE DAY ONLY, Friday, November 26, take 10% off Supporting Memberships! Membership to KNC makes a great gift, or give yourself the gift of membership. Stop in to KNC Friday, or use the following code for online purchases:

GREEN10 – 10% Discount for Support Level membership purchases

GREEN25 – Additional 10% Discount for Support Level membership purchases for members who qualify (Over 55, Military, Student)


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 for one designated month each year with your Membership to any one attraction. Details at swmimemberexchange.com


Plus One add on to membership: $20  Free admission for one guest per visit (must be accompanied by named member). Plus One guests are included with many levels, but can also be added to any membership level and are available for online or in-person membership purchases. 

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:

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 October 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 

2-Year Membership: Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase 2-year Individual Membership 

3-Year Membership: Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Purchase 3-year Individual Membership 

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 - $65

Couple Membership available for two named adults

Additional benefits: Two free single-use guest passes

Purchase Couple Membership 

2-Year Membership: Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase 2-year Couple Membership 

3-Year Membership: Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Purchase 3-year Couple Membership 


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 - $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 

2-Year Membership: Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase 2-year Household Membership 

3-Year Membership: Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Purchase 3-year Household Membership 


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 - $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 

2-Year Membership: Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase 2-year Grandparent Membership 

3-Year Membership: Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Purchase 3-year Grandparent Membership 


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.

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 $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 Household/Grandparent Membership 

2-Year Membership: Receive a 5% discount on purchase

Purchase 2-year Household/Grandparent Membership 

3-Year Membership: Receive a 10% discount on purchase

Purchase 3-year 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

Maple 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 Lifetime 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


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

The following discounts are available during online registration or at KNC's Guest Services Desk or 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.