Membership

Become a member of Indian Creek Nature Center and join hundreds of Iowans who believe in and support a sustainable future through environmental education, land protection and restoration, and responsible interaction with nature. As Iowa’s only nonprofit, independently-operated nature center, your membership plays a critical role in achieving our vision to create Champions of Nature. 

Your support directly impacts:

  • Environmental education programs for thousands of people each year
  • Protection of wild spaces: the Nature Center’s 500 acres of land encompassing prairie, wetlands, woodlands, and regenerative agriculture
  • Outdoor recreational opportunities including hiking, trail walking or running, yoga, snowshoeing, and more

Memberships are good for one year from date of purchase.*

Select the “Join Now” button below your preferred membership level to join online. If you have questions, please contact Nancy Lackner at 319.362.0664 or nlackner@indiancreeknaturecenter.org

*With the exception of lifetime memberships.

Membership Options

Lifetime Membership

$1,000 one-time payment to one of ICNC’s endowed funds

  • Includes all benefits below, plus:
  • Invitation to annual lifetime membership event
  • Recognition on lifetime membership wall

Individual

$40 per year
  • Member pricing on select programs
  • 10% discount in Creekside Shop 
  • Reciprocal admission to other nature centers
  • ICNC Member Decal
  • Invitation to exclusive member only annual events

Individual

Silver Maple (60+)
$35 per year
  • Member pricing on select programs
  • 10% discount in Creekside Shop 
  • Reciprocal admission to other nature centers
  • ICNC Member Decal
  • Invitation to exclusive member only annual events

Household

$50 per year
  • All Benefits included in the Individual Membership
  • Discount on building, facility, and equipment rentals
  • All benefits for members of household
    (including grandchildren under 21 who do not live in the house)

Household

Silver Maple (60+)
$45 per year
  • All Benefits included in the Individual Membership
  • Discount on building, facility, and equipment rentals
  • All benefits for members of household
    (including grandchildren under 21 who do not live in the house)

Household Plus

$75 per year
  • All Benefits included in the Household Membership
  • Free snowshoe rentals
  • $25 discount per child and grandchild on Creek Camps
  • Priority registration for summer camps (beginning in 2017)

Explorer

$150 per year
  • All Benefits included in the Household Plus Membership
  • Provides trail maintenance and habitats for visitors to explore year-round
  • Invitation to exclusive member only hikes

Steward

$250 per year
  • All Benefits included in the Explorer Membership
  • Provides staff and volunteers with the program supplies, materials, training, and support to educate over 20,000 people annually
  • Four express line guest passes to Maple Syrup Festival

Protector

$500 per year
  • All Benefits included in the Steward Membership
  • Provides protection for 5 acres of land, including invasive species removal, restoration, and ecosystem maintenance
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