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Membership at Cincinnati Nature Center

A membership to Cincinnati Nature Center is a ticket to the best hiking trails in Southwestern Ohio. It’s a path to better wellness, and a gateway to wonder, adventure, and fun. But it’s more than that. A membership to Cincinnati Nature Center makes a difference. Our members make a passionate, committed community that cares about preserving green space, protecting wildlife habitat, and cultivating conservation ethics for the next generation. Be a part of our journey to Inspire Conservation!

CLICK HERE to join or renew today!

For Patron level, CLICK HERE.

For Krippendorf Society, CLICK HERE.

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Core Membership Benefits

All Cincinnati Nature Center members enjoy:

My Nature Center Memberships

Below, we've listed the several membership levels that are available to serve the needs of individuals, couples, and families. For only $23 more, you can purchase a +1 Guest level, which allows you to bring a guest anytime you visit. This flexible option is ideal for households with caretakers. If you would like to bring more than 1 Guest, consider a Steward, Cornerstone, Patron, or Krippendorf Society level.

The 2-Year membership is greener and more cost-effective. You get 10% off both years, you won’t receive renewal notices for 2 years, and you’ll get a member card good for 2 years. It helps us save paper, postage, and plastic!  

Click on the plus signs to see the benefits that come with each membership level.

Individual 

1 year: $42 • 2 year: $76 (save 10%)

Purchase an Individual membership.

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 1
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 0
  • All Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to one named adult. 

 

Individual +1 Guest

1 year: $65 • 2 year: $117 (save 10%)

Purchase an Individual + 1 Guest membership.

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 1
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 1
  • All Core Benefits listed above.

Benefits apply to one named adult. 

Membership for Two

1 year: $65 • 2 year: $117 (save 10%)

Purchase a Membership for Two.

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 0
  • All Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults. 

 

Membership for Two +1 guest

1 year: $88 • 2 year: $158 (save 10%)

Purchase a Membership for Two +1 Guest.

You receive

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 1
  • All Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults. 

Family

1 year: $88 • 2 year: $158 (save 10%)

Purchase a Family Membership.

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 0
  • Admission for children 21 years old and younger
  • Discounts on Children's Programs
  • Plus all Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults and children 21 and younger. 

Family + 1 Guest

1 year: $111 • 2 year: $200 (save 10%)

Purchase a Family Membership +1 guest. 

You receive

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 1
  • Admission for children 21 years old and younger
  • Discounts on Children's Programs
  • Plus all Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults and children 21 and younger. 

Nature Insider Memberships

Nature Insider members provide crucial support for education programs, conservation efforts, outreach, and more at the Nature Center. These generous members enjoy additional privileges and opportunities on top of their Core Member Benefits.

Click on the plus signs to see the benefits that come with each level of membership. 

Steward

1 year: $150 • 2 year: $270 (save 10%)

Purchase a Steward Membership.

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 2
  • Admission for Children 21 years old and younger
  • Discounts on Children's Programs
  • Invitations to Nature Insider Hikes (twice a year)
  • Plus all Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults and children 21 and younger. 

Cornerstone

1 year: $275 • 2 year: $495 (save 10%)

Purchase a Cornerstone Membership. 

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 3
  • Admission for children 21 years old and younger
  • Discounts on Children's Programs
  • Nature Insider News, a quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to Nature Insider Hikes (twice a year)
  • Invitations to Nature Insider Talks (twice a year)
  • Plus all Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults and children 21 and younger. 

 

Patron

1 year: $550

Purchase a Patron Membership. 

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: 4
  • Admission for children 21 years old and younger
  • Discounts on Children's Programs
  • Nature Insider News, a quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to Nature Insider Hikes (twice a year)
  • Invitations to Nature Insider Talks (twice a year)
  • Exclusive events and previews
  • Plus all Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults and children 21 and younger. 

Krippendorf Society

1 year: $1,100+

Join the Krippendorf Society.

You receive:

  • Number of Member Cards: 2
  • Number of Guests per Visit: UNLIMITED
  • Admission for children 21 years old and younger
  • Discounts on Children's Programs
  • Nature Insider News, a quarterly newsletter
  • Invitations to Nature Insider Hikes (twice a year)
  • Invitations to Nature Insider Talks (twice a year)
  • Exclusive events and previews
  • Beech Leaf lapel pin
  • Plus all Core Benefits listed above

Benefits apply to two named adults and children 21 and younger. 

Gift Membership

A membership to Cincinnati Nature Center is an inspiring gift that gives all year long. CLICK HERE for more information.

Applying Daily Admission Toward Your Membership

Come check us out for a day! CLICK HERE to purchase nonmember admission. Then, after a fabulous day of adventure and fun, you can apply your admission fee toward the cost of a membership. Certain restrictions do apply:

  • You must purchase a membership within 14 days of your visit.
  • The total price may be applied, but only up to price of membership.
  • Only one receipt may be applied.
  • It cannot be redeemed online.
  • Only general admission fees may be applied. Program and event fees do not apply.

To apply admission to a membership sale, visit the Membership Desk in the Rowe Visitor Center (open daily 10 am-5 pm) or call the Membership Office at (513) 965-4893 and provide the Sales Order # on your admission receipt.

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you for being a member. Your membership makes a difference. It helps us preserve green space, protect wildlife habitat, and cultivate conservationists for the next generation. Thank you!

Membership Desk

The Membership Desk is located in the Rowe Visitor Center at Rowe Woods. Membership staff is available 10 am-5 pm daily.

Membership Questions?

Read our Membership FAQs and Membership Policies. Don’t see your question there? Contact the Membership Office at (513) 965-4893 or membership@cincynature.org.