Group and Corporate Memberships

Group and Corporate Memberships

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Community Membership

Cincinnati Nature Center’s award-winning hiking trails and unique educational resources can support and nurture your own community! Community Membership provides convenience and affordability for organizations that regularly bring clients to the Nature Center for exercise, inspiration, and engagement.

Our Community Membership will allow your organization to visit as often as you’d like for an entire year. The Community Membership admits groups based on the level purchased and allows different people to visit each time. 

Community 1 admits up to a total of 12 people per visit. Community 2 admits up to a total of 24. Community 3 admits up to a total of 36.

Community Membership is available by application only. Types of qualifying organizations may include:

  • Group homes
  • Developmental centers
  • Social service organizations
  • Senior centers
  • Retirement homes
  • Churches

The Nature Center offers other dynamic opportunities for schools, homeschooling groups, children’s groups, and scouts.

 

Membership Levels, Annual Dues, and Cards Available

Community Membership Levels Community 1 Community 2 Community 3
Number of Clients and Authorized Staff Included Up to 12 people total Up to 24 people total Up to 36 people total
Annual Dues

$325 For Profit

$300 Nonprofit

$650 For Profit

$600 Nonprofit

$975 For Profit

$900 Nonprofit

Number of Member Cards for Organization 1 Membership Card 2 Membership Cards 3 Membership Cards

 

Community Membership Benefits

FREE ADMISSION to Rowe Woods*

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS to Long Branch Farm & Trails*

MEMBER RATES for select programs*

ONE FREE ORIENTATION, led by Nature Center staff*

ORGANIZATION SUBSCRIPTION to Newsleaf, our member magazine

NONPROFIT DISCOUNTS on facility rental fees

*Benefits are limited to the specific number of authorized employees and clients listed on the membership level

 

Application

To qualify, you must complete our application. Each application is approved on a case-by-case basis, and is not guaranteed. Membership can be applied any time of the year. Click here for application.

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Community Membership FAQs

Does the Community Membership reciprocate with other nature centers?

No. The Community Membership is not eligible for reciprocal benefits. It is only intended for use at Cincinnati Nature Center.

Can my clients register for Nature Center programs at the discounted member price?

Community Membership allows employees and clients to participate in programs at the discounted member price. The number of tickets purchased depends on the membership level and ticket availability. To secure member pricing on programs for your community group, reach out to our Membership staff for assistance.

My organization serves many clients. How can we accommodate more people?

The Community Membership admits groups based on the level purchased. Community 1admits up to a total of 12 people per visit. Community 2 admits up to a total of 24. Community 3 admits up to a total of 36. This includes your total people present—employees and clients. Consider bringing different clients with each visit. Purchase a membership based on your organization’s needs. To accommodate a larger group than your level will allow, you will need to purchase additional daily admission at the regular rate. Or alternatively, you could purchasing an higher level Community Membership for your organization.

What happens if the member card is misplaced?

The member card is required to access Cincinnati Nature Center property. Your organization is responsible for the member card. A replacement card can be provided for a $6 fee. Call the Membership Office at (513) 965-4893 to order and pay for a replacement.

How do I renew my organization’s Community Membership?

The application is required each year. One month before expiration, the Membership Manager will contact your organization and inform you that it is time to re-apply.

Can all groups apply for a Community Membership?

Our community membership is not designed for schools, homeschooling groups, children’s groups, or scouts. The Nature Center offers other dynamic opportunities for these kind of groups. This membership is also not available to photographers. Each application is approved on a case-by-case basis, and is not guaranteed.

Who can I bring on my Community Membership?

Only clients served by the organization and authorized employees may be admitted to Cincinnati Nature Center under the Community Membership. All clients and authorized employees are counted. Community Membership is not meant for personal use by employees, board members, volunteers, or family.

Questions?

If you have any questions, contact Sharon Renner at srenner@cincynature.org or (513) 831-1711 ext. 418.