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Become a member of Squam Lakes Natural Science CenterBecome a member today!

Membership dues provide support for educational programs for schools, families and children, care and feeding of the animals, upkeep and maintenance of trails, exhibits, and buildings, Kirkwood Gardens, lake education cruises, and general operating expenses. Most importantly, membership helps to support Squam Lakes Natural Science Center’s mission: to advance understanding of ecology by exploring New Hampshire’s natural world. Your membership DOES make a difference! Please, join us today by completing your membership purchase below. Learn more about membership privileges and membership levels. If you prefer, print and mail your membership form.

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Basic Membership Privileges

  • Free admission to trails and exhibits
  • Extra guest trail admission tickets may be purchased in person by member at each visit at a discount
  • Programs and cruises may be purchased for guests at member rate when accompanied by member
  • Subscription to quarterly Tracks & Trails newsletter and notification of upcoming programs
  • 10% discount at the Howling Coyote Gift Shop
  • Reciprocal admission at over 200 nature centers through the Association of Nature Center Administrators
  • Reciprocal admission at participating zoos and aquariums through the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
  • Discounted rates to programs
  • SPECIAL MEMBER PROMOTIONS: Members can enjoy special discounts offered by local businesses. Squam Lakes Natural Science Center works with local partners committed to environmental education to develop special offers for our members. Enjoy these discounts at the following merchants:
    • Members show your membership card and receive a 10% discount on lunch or dinner at Walter's Basin Restaurant in Holderness on Tuesdays from May 1 through November 1.
    • Members receive free reciprocal admission to The Fells during the month of August.
    • Members receive a 10% discount to any Little Church Theater performance. Visit www.littlechurchtheater.com for the full schedule. Members can email to purchase tickets or call the box office at 603-968-2250. Please use discount code sciencecenter113.

Membership Levels

One-Person $40*
Basic Membership Privileges for one named adult
*$5 discount for One-Person for seniors 65 and up, college students, and educators – must show proof of status

Two-Person $50
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of two people per day

Four-Person $70
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of four people per day

Six-Person $90
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of six people per day

Eight-Person $110
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of eight people per day

Wetlands $135
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of eight people per day
Two transferable trail passes and two transferable lake cruise passes
Invitation to donor reception
Listing in our Annual Report

Field $250
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of eight people per day
Five transferable trail passes and two transferable lake cruise passes
One free Two-Person membership to give as a gift
Invitation to donor reception
Listing in our Annual Report

Forest $500
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of eight people per day
Ten transferable trail passes and two transferable lake cruise passes
One free Four-Person membership to give as a gift
Invitation to donor reception
Listing in our Annual Report

Mt. Fayal $1,000
Basic Membership Privileges for two named adults at the same address
Admits a total of eight people per day
Ten transferable trail passes and two transferable lake cruise passes
Two free Four-Person memberships to give as gifts
Invitation to donor reception
Listing in our Annual Report

PLEASE NOTE

  • Memberships are not valid for school field trips or other organized groups.
  • Please bring your membership card with you when you visit.
  • Members may be asked to show identification.
  • Memberships are not transferable and may not be loaned to individuals not named on the card.
  • Members must be at least 18 years old or more. Children under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • We communicate with members using bulk mail, which is not forwarded by the US Postal Service. Please let us know if your mailing address changes.
  • Please keep us informed of your current email address in order to receive updates.

Squam Lakes Natural Science Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization. See our Annual Report or IRS Form 990, or request a copy. A portion of some membership fees may be tax deductible. Contact the Development Office for more information.

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