Memberships

Here at the Howell Nature Center, we are all one family! Our intent is to foster relationships and create a real sense of belonging, to be a part of something fun and amazing, and to partner with the community in helping families grow together and connect with nature.

Become a Member

We strive to offer our community a unique setting where people, nature and wildlife flourish together in harmony. With 230 rich acres of rolling hills and trails, lush gardens and multiple high adventure courses all nestled alongside beautiful Pleasant Lake, Howell Nature Center attract nature and adventure lovers from far and wide.

As a nonprofit organization, we rely on community generosity to not only provide support for Howell Nature Center as a whole, but to expand our education, wildlife and camp programs so that all children can experience the wonders of nature, and all wildlife that come to our doors have the best chance at being released back to the wild. We welcome you to become a member of the Howell Nature Center – a place to HEAL, GROW and BE WILD!

Become a Member of Our Family
& Connect to Nature With Us!

REGISTER TODAY!

Basic Member Benefits

  • YEAR-ROUND ADMISSION to the Howell Nature Center’s Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, Alexandria’s Nature Scape, the DTE Raptor Center and Nature Zone (note: Nature Scape and Raptor Center are closed for the winter season).
  • ADVANCED REGISTRATION for all events and programs.
  • SPECIAL MEMBER EVENTS AND PRICING for community events and programs (i.e. family ice skating, snowshoeing nature hikes, fishing days, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing and cross-country skiing), as well as periodic complimentary events.
  • 10% DISCOUNT off all gift shop purchases, private events and facility rentals.
  • MONTHLY e-NEWSLETTER AND ACCESS TO OUR MEMBERSHIP APP with the ability to connect with other members, while also getting all the up-to-date HNC information.
  • FREE ADMISSION and/or discounts at over 180 nature centers in the U.S. and Canada. See participating centers at bit.ly/naturecenters.
  • SATISFACTION of supporting a great cause!

Become a Member Today!

Click here or call (517) 546-0249 for more information.

Individual Membership (18+)

  • Includes all basic member benefits
  • Admission for one cardholder
  • Membership Fee: $45/year
Family/Grandparent Membership

  • Includes all basic benefits
  • Includes two named adults and all named children/grandchildren (under 18) in the same household
  • Lowest fee pricing for Summer Day, Overnight or Excursion Camps – members always receive the BEST price offered
  • Membership Fee: $75/year
Senior Individual (65+)

  • Includes all basic benefits
  • Admission for one cardholder
  • Membership Fee: $35/year Senior Couple (65+)
  • Includes all basic benefits
  • Membership Fee: $55/year
Contributing

  • Includes all basic benefits
  • Includes two named adults and up to 9 Daily Admission Passes for guests
  • Acknowledgment on the Community Giving Tree Wall at HNC as a Contributing Member
  • Membership Fee: $1,000/year
Supporting

  • Includes all basic benefits
  • Includes two named adults and up to 9 Daily Admission Passes for guests
  • Acknowledgment on the Community Giving Tree Wall at HNC as a Supporting Member
  • Four tickets to the Wild Wonderful Night gala
  • Membership Fee: $2,500/year
Legacy

  • Includes all basic benefits
  • Includes two named adults and up to 15 Daily Admission Passes for guests
  • Acknowledged on the Community Giving Tree Wall at HNC as a Legacy Member
  • Reserved table of 10 at the Wild Wonderful Night gala
  • Membership Fee: $5,000/year

As a 501c3 organization, our community and wildlife programs run primarily with funds raised through special events or donations.