The New Canaan Nature Center has been an integral part of this community for more than 50 years. Membership support allows us to remain open to all, as an admission-free facility seven days a week. It helps maintain our 40-acre property including two miles of walking trails, ponds, marshes, meadows, an apple orchard, herb garden, community garden, children’s play garden, and greenhouse. Membership also supports our teaching collection of 50 species of reptiles, mammals, and birds of prey. These species, unable to survive in the wild, are used for educational programming, community programs and can be observed year-round throughout the Nature Center. We depend on our active members to help make the Nature Center the vibrant place that it is within this community.

Membership Packages

Please join us! With your support, we’ll continue to inspire people of all ages to understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

Individual Membership

Basic Membership Benefits
Complimentary use of seasonal Nature Activity Packs on the property for birding, pond exploration, scavenger hunts, bug collection/ID, fishing poles, letterboxing, snow shoes and more. Complimentary participation in soil testing.

Discounts on Adult and Youth & Family Programs. Opportunity to rent the Nature Center facilities and outdoor spaces for events.

Complimentary Members-only Events
Winter & Summer Solstice and others
Subscription to monthly newsletter

Please Call 203 966 9577 for more information about the Individual Membership

Family Membership

Individual/Basic Membership Benefits PLUS
Opportunity to rent the Nature Center facilities and outdoor spaces for events.

Eligibility to register for Birthday Parties for Childrens & Adults

Early access to Fall Fair members only.

Benefactor Membership

Family Membership Benefits PLUS
Invitation to our annual donor events and receptions.