Become a MEMBER of the New Canaan Nature Center

At the New Canaan Nature Center, we strive to create a deeper understanding and appreciation for the natural world through enjoyable and active hands-on learning. Not only does your membership demonstrate your commitment to our mission of environmental education, but it also provides valuable operating support needed to sustain this vibrant community treasure. Your membership dollars help us to:

  • Keep our grounds and trails open admission free, 365 days a year.
  • Feed and care for our teaching collection of 40+ animals.
  • Maintain our gardens and trails through the seasons.
  • Offer affordable community programs for people of all ages and interests.

Support our mission and begin taking advantage of all the benefits of membership.

    Basic Membership Benefits
    • FREE use of seasonal NATURE ACTIVITY PACKS on the property for birding, pond exploration, scavenger hunts, bug collection/ID, kiting and more.
    • FREE participation in soil testing and evaluation program. Members download a soil test form and instructions for soil sample collection.
    • DISCOUNTS on Adult and Youth & Family Programs.
    • Opportunity to rent the Nature Center facilities and outdoor spaces for events (based on availability).
    • Invitations to members-only events.
  • FAMILY MEMBERSHIP   Join Now $65 >
    • Basic Membership Benefits +
    • Eligibility to register for Nature Adventure Birthday Parties, Summer Camp and New Canaan Nature Center Preschool Programs.
    • Members-only early access to our Annual Fall Fair at 9:00 A.M.
  • SUPPORTER MEMBERSHIP   Join Now $100 >
    • Family Membership Benefits +
    • Receive a special NCNC gift.
  • SUSTAINER MEMBERSHIP   Join Now $250 >
    • Supporter Membership Benefits +
    • Inclusion in our annual community Thank You ad.
    • Sustainer Membership Benefits +
    • Invitation to our annual donor events and receptions.

Select the membership level that's right for you and choose from three easy ways to sign up:

Join now and, along with your eco-membership card, we'll send you a "Green Home" checklist with information and reminders of how you can create a safe and healthy environment in your home. We'll also keep you informed of other seasonal membership benefits throughout the year.

In our continued effort to make the Nature Center a more utilized and cherished part of the community, we welcome your ideas, comments and feedback. Please email the Membership Department.