Making a Gift and Becoming a Member

Memberships and gifts of all sizes are a critical part of our success in bringing innovative science and nature programming to people of all ages. As a member-supported organization, the Hitchcock Center relies on our donors to help us deliver year-round environmental education to our whole community.

By becoming a member, you are part of inspiring the next generation of environmental problem solvers.

Monthly Sustainers

Consider becoming a Monthly Sustainer to make sure your membership is always active! Monthly Sustainers provide steady, recurring support that we can count on in planning for the future. You can make your gift directly from your bank account to help us operate more efficiently, just like our new building, by avoiding credit card fees and the administrative complications that come with changing card information.

Our members help us to:

Honorary and Memorial Gifts

Celebrate a special birthday, milestone, friend, or family member by making a gift in their honor! We will send a note to your honoree or to their family, letting them know of your thoughtful tribute gift to educate and inspire action for a healthy planet.

Membership Types and Benefits

EBT Member: Complimentary

The Hitchcock Center is pleased to be participating in the Card to Culture Program by extending the following benefits to EBT cardholders:

  • Complimentary Family Membership to the Hitchcock Center. Please send us an email with your full name, mailing address, contact phone number, email, and the first 6 digits of your EBT card to begin your membership today!
  • Member rates plus an additional 20% discount off Adult Community Programs (Send us an email or give us a call to request your discount code for online registration)
  • Member rates plus access to financial aid for Children & Family Programs
  • Eligibility for early registration for our popular Nature Summer Camps
  • Borrowing privileges from our extensive library of books, field guides, games, puzzles, puppets, and family discovery packs
Individual Member: $45

Benefits for one adult – great for seniors, students and teachers!

Individual Membership benefits:

  • Member rates on Adult Community Programs
  • Borrowing privileges from our extensive library of books, field guides, games, puzzles, puppets, and family discovery packs
Family Member: $60

Benefits for your whole household – required for Children & Family Programs discounts or early registration.

Family Membership benefits:

  • Member rates on Adult Community Programs
  • Member rates on Children & Family Programs
  • Eligibility for early registration for our popular Nature Summer Camps
  • Borrowing privileges from our extensive library of books, field guides, games, puzzles, puppets, and family discovery packs
Supporting Member: $120 [$10/month]

Take the next step in supporting science and nature education for a healthier planet.

Supporting Membership benefits:

  • Member rates on Adult Community Programs
  • Member rates on Children & Family Programs
  • Eligibility for early registration for our popular Nature Summer Camps
  • Borrowing privileges from our extensive library of books, field guides, games, puzzles, puppets, and family discovery packs
Contributing Member: $250 [$21/month]

Help strengthen environmental learning for our whole community, all year-round.

Contributing Membership benefits:

  • Member rates on Adult Community Programs
  • Member rates on Children & Family Programs
  • Eligibility for early registration for our popular Nature Summer Camps
  • Borrowing privileges from our extensive library of books, field guides, games, puzzles, puppets, and family discovery packs
Sponsoring Member: $500 [$42/month]

Build a more sustainable future through programming that deepens our bonds with all life during this new era of environmental education.

Sponsoring Membership benefits:

  • Member rates on Adult Community Programs
  • Member rates on Children & Family Programs
  • Eligibility for early registration for our popular Nature Summer Camps
  • Borrowing privileges from our extensive library of books, field guides, games, puzzles, puppets, and family discovery packs
Leadership Circle: $1,000 and above

Join us in our vision to serve a broader audience with educational excellence at our maximum potential.

Patron: $1,000
Leader: $2,500
Advocate: $5,000
Benefactor: $10,000

Leadership Circle Membership benefits:

  • Member rates on Adult Community Programs
  • Member rates on Children & Family Programs
  • Eligibility for early registration for our popular Nature Summer Camps
  • Borrowing privileges from our extensive library of books, field guides, games, puzzles, puppets, and family discovery packs

Special Leadership Circle Membership benefits:

  • A gift Family Membership to give to a friend (by request, please send us an email [mailto: marcus@hitchcockcenter.org] or give us a call)
  • Early option to buy Battle of the Botanicals tickets (before they sell out!)
  • Free admission to one Adult Community Program of your choice (by request, please send us an email [mailto: marcus@hitchcockcenter.org] or give us a call for your discount code)
  • Invitations to special member events

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