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Nature Center Memberships

Cub Scout and Friend on Driftwood at Nature Center

Join the Friends of The Tacoma Nature Center today!

Membership applications are accepted in person at the Nature Center during regular business hours, or call (253) 404-3930 to process your membership using a debit or credit card. You may also print this  form and send to the Nature Center with your check for payment.

All memberships are good for one year from month of purchase.


  • Individual Membership $20
    1 named adult
  • Household Membership $35
    2 named adults and dependent children through age 18
  • Grandparent Membership $30
    2 named adults in the same household and up to 6 grandchildren through age 18

All basic membership categories include the following benefits:

  • Contribute to the support of the educational programming of The Tacoma Nature Center
  • 10% or more off all eligible programs, including summer camps (excludes partner programs and preschool tuition)
  • Early registration for summer camps and other sell-out programs
  • Subscription to the Nature Center's electronic newsletter; Nature Notes
  • 10% off in the Nature Center gift shop (excludes all plants)
  • Invitations to members-only events


  • Education Membership $150
    All public and private educational institutions eligible. Gift shop discount only available for educational items purchased by teachers. Program discounts not available for this category.
  • Corporate Membership $500
    Open to all businesses. Marketing opportunities available.

Deluxe membership categories include all of the above benefits, plus:

  • One free Discovery Pond Party Package per year (date dependent upon availability and subject to a maximum capacity)