Gift Memberships

Share your love of the outdoors with a gift membership to Fontenelle FOrest! Your purchase supports the mission of the Forest and the important work we do in conservation, education and recreation.

Share Your Love of the Forest

Share your love of the outdoors with a gift membership to Fontenelle Forest! Your purchase supports the mission of the Forest and the important work we do in conservation, education and recreation.

A Fontenelle Forest gift membership is a great way to share everything you’ve come to love about the Forest with a friend. Each membership includes a full year of access to Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods, 24 miles of hiking trails, birds of prey in the Raptor Woodland Refuge, unique events, nature-inspired programs, and much more. Memberships become active upon the date of purchase and are valid for 12 consecutive months.




To Purchase a Gift Membership:

Check the “This membership is a gift” box when purchasing a gift membership. Then, you will fill out contact information for yourself and the gift recipient, include a gift message (optional) and choose where to mail the gift membership. 

Gift memberships can be purchased via the link above, in person at our Visitor Services desk or by calling 402-731-3140.



**All online orders will be delivered by mail. For in-person pickup, orders must be placed at the Visitor Services desk or via the phone.**

Mail: We suggest ordering at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the date you want the gift membership to arrive.
For example, for holiday delivery please order your gift membership by December 11th for guaranteed delivery by December 25th. 

In-person pickup: Gift memberships can be purchased in person at the Visitor Services desk or by calling 402-731-3140. Same-day pickup is available for phone and in-person orders. Please note Nature Center hours and holiday closures, which you can view by clicking here

Fontenelle Forest Membership Benefits

The Forest features a wide variety of daily experiences, programs and events for all ages. Open daily, year-round, there is ample opportunity to explore the various trails and ecosystems that make up this unique urban Forest. You are sure to experience something new during every visit. An annual membership to Fontenelle Forest pays for itself in just a few visits and members receive a variety of benefits and discounts.  

Trail Access
Year-round access to over 2,100 acres of land and 24 miles of trails in the extraordinary loess hills at Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods Nature Reserve.

Fontenelle FOrest
Hike 1,500 acres and 17 miles of trails at Fontenelle Forest in Bellevue, just 10 minutes south of downtown Omaha. See map here.

Neale Woods Nature Reserve
Explore 560 acres and seven miles of trails at Neale Woods in Omaha, just 10 minutes north of downtown Omaha. See map here.

ADA-Accessible Boardwalks
Two ADA-accessible boardwalks, providing individuals of all ages and abilities the opportunity to observe wildlife, the changing seasons and views of the Missouri river.

Flora & Fauna
Experience diverse ecosystems from deciduous forest to oak savanna, prairie and wetlands on our trails. The Forest is a premier Audubon-designated birding location with over 246 recorded species. 

Acorn Acres (reopening in 2024)
A one-acre natural playscape in the Forest that provides children with a unique opportunity to explore the outdoors through unstructured play. 

Habitat Hollow
An indoor, nature-based play area where young explorers can make nature discoveries, participate in interactive activities and crafts, and meet our animal ambassadors.

Raptor Woodland Refuge
This canopy-level exhibit provides visitors with the opportunity to observe non-releasable educational birds of prey and learn about raptor conservation.

Baright Gallery
Located in the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center, the gallery features exhibits about nature and the rich history of Fontenelle Forest. See current exhibit.

Discounts on Programs, events & Day Camps
Free or discounted programs and events for children, adults and seniors, as well as discounts on children’s day camps (including summer, winter and spring camps). See programs and events calendar.

Discounted Guests ADmission
Every time you visit, two of your non-member guests get half-price admission to the Forest. 

Discount at Gift shop & TreeRush
Members receive a 10% discount at the Fontenelle Forest gift shop. Members also get 10% off TreeRush Adventures and KidsRush (separate admission required).

Reciprocal Memberships
Discounts are available at up to 120 nature centers nationwide through the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA) Reciprocal Program. Click here to learn more.

Options available exclusively to members for an additional fee:

Plus-one Option
Bring one additional guest for free every time they visit the Forest. Members may add a plus-one to their membership enabling them to bring one additional guest every time they visit the Forest. The plus-one add-on may be added to your membership online at the time you purchase (or renew) your membership, or at any time at our Visitor Services desk. Your plus-one expires at the same time as your membership and must be renewed annually.

Member Fob option
Members may purchase a keyless fob at our Visitor Services desk to access trails before and after business hours via the member gate at the Nature Center. Member fob hours are posted on our website homepage under the red Alerts button, at our member gate and all fob users receive a convenient, pocket-sized printout. 



Click the button below to see our Membership FAQ, which includes general information about memberships, gift memberships, auto-renewal, discounts and more. For additional questions call Visitor Services at 402-731-3140.




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