Recent Prescribed Fire: Smoke and flame may be visible around the Nature Center. Staff is actively monitoring this area.
Recent Prescribed Fire: Smoke and flame may be visible around the Nature Center. Staff is actively monitoring this area.

membership at Fontenelle forest

Become a Fontenelle Forest member today and over 2,100 acres and 24 miles of trails will become your backyard to explore as often as you like. Your whole family will enjoy weekly programming, special events, educational classes, and unique encounters that bring a new adventure with every visit.

The Benefits of a Membership

  • Free admission to Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Neale Woods for 12 months
  • Over 2,100 acres and 24 miles of marked trails within the extraordinary Loess Hills
  • Two ADA-accessible boardwalks with Missouri River and wetland views
  • Diverse ecosystems, hidden lakes, and rare wildflowers
  • A premier Audubon-designated birding location with over 246 recorded species
  • Family-friendly exhibits and Acorn Acres, a forest playscape for unstructured play
  • Habitat Hollow for indoor play and learning
  • Unique entertainment options: critter encounters, guided hikes, children’s programs
  • Free or discounted programs and events such as guided hikes and live animal demonstrations
  • Discount on children’s day camps
  • 10% off KidRush or TreeRush Adventures: Climb, zip and swing through the trees
  • 10% discount at The Gift Shop at Fontenelle Forest
  • Free or discounted admission to over 120 nature centers nationwide through ANCA
  • Every time you visit, two of your guests can receive half-priced admission
  • Ability to access to trails before and after-hours with a one-time purchase of a keyless fob

Renew a Membership

(Sales tax included)

To renew a membership or receive a membership discount online, members must sign in. If you do not have an account, create one now with the email address provided upon purchase of your initial membership. For early renewals, apply the discount code provided in your renewal letter. Discount will be reflected in shopping cart.


Gift a Membership

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Corporate Membership Drive

Employee health and wellness is important to any good business. Fontenelle Forest has provided a space for locals to enjoy the quiet wild of nature for more than 100 years. Having a corporate membership drive with us provides your employees for options of wellness and mental calm that exposure to nature can provide, including 2,100 acres and 24 miles of hiking trails, seasonal discounted programming and events for members, and plenty of unique programming for all ages. Let us help you create happier and more productive employees!

We offer special non-profit membership pricing. Contact us for more information.



Fontenelle Forest is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit.

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