Membership

Basic Membership Benefits

  • FREE year-round admission to Blandford Nature Center
  • Reciprocal admission and discounts at more than 125 participating ANCA nature centers nationwide
  • Special member pricing for community programs and events, gift shop purchases, and Wildlife Care Experiences
  • Early and discounted registration for Farm CSA program
  • Early and discounted registration for Blandford Summer Camp (*not including Student, Individual, or Dual Memberships)
  • FREE snowshoe rentals
  • 2 FREE admission passes to use or share
  • Membership swaps with local organizations

3-year Membership Discount

Thanks to feedback from those who took our membership survey in 2022, we are now offering a 10% discount if you purchase a 3 year membership! See the table below to compare our 1-year and 3-year rates.

Membership Levels 1-Year Price3-Year Price
Individual$55$148
Dual$70$209
Family$80$216
Grandparent$80$216
Friend$110$297
Non-profit$135$364
Student$30$81
U.S Military$30$81
Nature for All$25$67

Membership Levels

Individual – $55

  • Admission for 1 cardholder
  • Basic membership benefits, not including early and discounted Summer Camp registration

Dual – $70

  • Admission for 2 cardholders
  • Basic membership benefits, not including early and discounted Summer Camp registration

Family – $80

  • Admission for 2 cardholders and dependents under 18 living in the same household
  • Basic membership benefits

Grandparent – $80

  • Admission for 2 cardholders and their grandchildren, when accompanied by cardholder(s)
  • Basic membership benefits

Friend – $110

  • Admission for 2 cardholders and 4 guests of any age each visit, when accompanied by cardholder(s)
  • Basic membership benefits

Non-Profit – $135

  • Admission for 2 cardholders in the organization and up to 15 guests each visit, when accompanied by cardholder(s)
  • Basic membership benefits, not including early and discounted Summer Camp or Farm CSA registration

Available for purchase in the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center


Student – $30

  • Admission for 1 cardholder with valid high school or college ID
  • Basic membership benefits, not including early and discounted Summer Camp registration

Available for purchase in the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center


U.S. Military- $30

  • For retired and active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • May be applied to an Individual, Dual, Family, or Grandparent Membership
  • Must show valid U.S. Military ID to the Visitor Services desk inside the MJD Visitor Center (scanned copies will not be accepted)

Available for purchase in the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center

Nature for All – $25

  • For those that require financial assistance
  • May be applied to Individual, Dual, Family, or Grandparent Memberships
  • Prospective members whose combined household income is at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines qualify. Please refer to the table at the bottom of this page.

Available for purchase in the Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center

Gift Memberships

Looking to buy a Membership as a gift? Follow the link below!

Add a Guest to a Membership – $15

Adding a Guest allows you to bring an additional person with you each time you visit Blandford! This feature is a great way to share your admission benefits with various family members, friends, or neighbors (guests must visit with the cardholders to get free admission). You can add a Guest to your Membership during check out!

Add a Caregiver to a Membership – $20

Adding a Caregiver to a Membership allows a named family caregiver (nanny, babysitter, etc.) to bring the dependents listed on a Family membership to Blandford without the card-holding members present. You can add a Caregiver to your Membership during check out!

Nature for All Membership Program

Those that require financial assistance can purchase Individual, Dual, Family, or Grandparent memberships for $25. Prospective members whose combined household income is at or below 133% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines qualify. Refer to the table below:

# of Persons in Household133% of the Federal Guideline
1$17,130
2$23,168
3$29,206
4$35,245
5$41,283
6$47,321
7$53,359
8$59,397

2023 Membership Swaps

March: Holland Museum
May: Lakeshore Museum Center
July: Grand Rapids Public Museum
September: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
October: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum
November: Grand Rapids Art Museum

Is your organization interested in partnering with Blandford for future membership swaps? Please contact us at: development@blandfordnaturecenter.org



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