Memberships

Becoming a member or renewing your current membership is a simple way to show your support for our mission and help the Highland’s Center continue to grow.

Membership and donation dollars make up 75% of our operating budget and are critical to our continued success. All membership contributions are fully tax deductible.

Highlands Center Membership Options

Our memberships are affordable and offer families and individuals the opportunity to make a contribution to something that will last generations and benefit their entire community. Memberships are for one full year from date of application and payment.

Individual

Membership
$40/year
  • Individual Membership card
  • Discounts on programs fees
  • No admission fee to The James Family Discovery Gardens
  • 10% discount on any purchases in the Benson family Nature Store
  • Invitation to special member’s only events including our Grow Native! Plant Sales
  • Subscription the Highland Visions newsletter
  • Monthly e-visions email on upcoming programs
  • HCNH window decal
  • Program discounts for all members of your family including children’s camps
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • 20% discount coupon for one-day shopping spree at Benson Family Nature store.
  • A Complimentary Family Gift membership for a designated friend.

Family

Membership
$50/year
  • Family Membership card
  • Discounts on programs fees
  • No admission fee to The James Family Discovery Gardens
  • 10% discount on any purchases in the Benson family Nature Store
  • Invitation to special member’s only events including our Grow Native! Plant Sales
  • Subscription the Highland Visions newsletter
  • Monthly e-visions email on upcoming programs
  • HCNH window decal
  • Program discounts for all members of your family including children’s camps
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • 20% discount coupon for one-day shopping spree at Benson Family Nature store.
  • A Complimentary Family Gift membership for a designated friend.

Walnut

Membership
$250/year
  • Donor Membership card
  • Discounts on programs fees
  • No admission fee to The James Family Discovery Gardens
  • 10% discount on any purchases in the Benson family Nature Store
  • Invitation to special member’s only events including our Grow Native! Plant Sales
  • Subscription the Highland Visions newsletter
  • Monthly e-visions email on upcoming programs
  • HCNH window decal
  • Program discounts for all members of your family including children’s camps
  • Recognition in our annual report
  • 20% discount coupon for one-day shopping spree at Benson Family Nature store.
  • A Complimentary Family Gift membership for a designated friend.

Joint Membership $100/year

Highlands Center and Heritage Park Zoo

You can purchase a Family Membership good at both Highlands Center for Natural History AND Heritage Park Zoological Sanctuary for the discounted price of $100. This joint membership offers full family member benefits to both facilities.

Highlands Center

  • No admission fee to The James Family Discovery Gardens
  • Discounts on program fees and children’s camps
  • 10% discount in the Benson Family Nature Store
  • Invitations to members only events
  • Visions newsletter, three times a year
  • Monthly email updates and a HCNH window cling
  • No admission fee to visit the 80-acre campus and three miles of marked trails

Heritage Park Zoo

  • Free general admission for members of your household
  • Discounts on special events and children’s Zoo camps
  • 10% discount in the HPZS Gift Shop
  • Free or discounted admission at other zoos around the country
  • 10% discount on event venue rentals
  • Invitations to members only events
  • Subscription to Wild Impressions newsletter

Other Ways to Give

In addition to becoming a member, you can contribute to the Highlands Center with a donation. From a single donation to becoming a Perennial Partner, there are many ways to give. Our organization is largely funded by memberships and all of our generous donors.

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