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.

Family Membership

Family Membership Benefits 

Free Admission to New Canaan Nature Center

Advanced registration & discounted pricing for Community Programs

10% Off Adventure Birthday Parties

10% Discount in our Nature Shop

ANCA Reciprocal Program 

The ANCA Reciprocal Network is a group of ANCA member centers that reciprocate free or discounted admission and/or gift store and program purchases to one another’s members. More than 180 centers nationwide participate in this program.

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


Please Call 203 966 9577 x1050 for information regarding Individual Membership

Benefactor Membership

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