Levels of Membership

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The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The grounds, facilities, and educational programs are are supported solely through memberships and private contributions. Please consider joining us with one of the many levels of membership we have available.

Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center to provide education about the natural environment to people of all ages and to protect and enhance the Arboretum as a haven and as a sanctuary for native plants and animals.

General Member Benefits

  • Early and discounted registration on classes (must be Family Tree level or above for discount on children’s classes)
  • Advance Registration for classes, lectures and events
  • Advance notice of upcoming classes, programs and events through email updates
  • Free admission to ArBOOretum and other special events. (Must be Family Tree level or above for free admission to ArBOOretum)
  • Discounts at native plant sales
  • Discounts on purchases in our Nature Shop (10 to 25%, depending on membership level)
  • Reciprocal Benefits at over 100 Nature Centers Across the United States -view list (pdf)
  • Members Get More discounts:

Levels of Membership
Fees below are for one year of membership, renewable on date of purchase. Membership fees are non-refundable:

Students & Seniors ($30)

  • Students (age 25 and under with valid ID and proof of student status)
  • Seniors over 62 with valid ID
  • Student and Senior membership must be purchased in person at the Arboretum
  • General Membership Benefits for One Adult
  • 10% Discount on Nature Shop purchases

Individual ($35)

  • General Membership Benefits for One Adult
  • 10% Discount on Nature Shop purchases
  • Invitations to Members-only special events

Couple ($50)

  • General Membership Benefits for Two Adults
  • 10% Discount on Nature Shop purchases
  • Invitations to Members-only special events

Family Tree ($70)

  • General Membership Benefits for family of four (may include grandparents and grandchildren)
  • PRIORITY and discounted registration for children’s programs and camps for family members only
  • 10% Discount on Nature Shop purchases
  • Invitations to Members-only special events

Family Post Oak ($90)

  • General Membership Benefits for family of five (may include grandparents and grandchildren)
  • PRIORITY and discounted registration for children’s programs and camps for family members only
  • 10% Discount on Nature Shop purchases
  • Invitations to Members-only special events

Magnolia ($150)

  • Family Membership Benefits
  • PRIORITY and discounted registration for children’s programs and camps for family members only
  • 15% Discount in the Nature Shop

Loblolly ($500)

  • Magnolia Membership Benefits
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for children’s programs and camps
  • 15% Discount in the Nature Shop
  • $100 savings on birthday party packages

Pecan ($750)

  • Loblolly Membership Benefits
  • HIGH PRIORITY registration for children’s programs and camps
  • Discounted rate on Birthday Party
  • 25% Discount in Nature Shop

Founder’s Circle ($1,500)

  • Pecan Membership Benefits
  • HIGHEST PRIORITY registration for children’s programs and camps
  • One free facility rental – value up to $500, ask for details
  • Recognized in the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Annual Report

AMIGO ($20 + 30 volunteer hours)

  • Special membership level for active Houston Arboretum volunteers
  • Includes all membership benefits for Individual
For a volunteer (AMIGO) membership, please contact Lynne Hester at lhester@houstonarboretum.org