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There are many reasons to become a member of TNC. Some members hike in every season, attend outdoor programs, volunteer their talents and serve on committees; others read the newsletter or call the staff to ask nature questions. However you participate, being a member of TNC creates a local community -- and together, we can "Enrich our lives through nature".

As an member supported, non-profit organization, membership is critical to our mission. Tenafly Nature Center is an independent organization and does not receive state or county support. Memberships are 100% tax-deductible and expire one year from the date you join.

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All Memberships Include:

  • Over 100 free or discounted seasonal programs for 1 year.
    • Guided walks with one of our Environmental Educators (1st Sunday of every month)
    • Seasonal Scavenger Hunt (2nd Saturday of every month)
    • Nature Story time (3rd Saturday of every month)
  • Exclusive members-only programs.
  • Free admission to Butterfly House (available between Memorial Day and Labor Day).
  • Members only opportunity of holding a fee-based birthday party (min. Family level).
  • Access to fee-based Nature Day Camps throughout the year (min. Family level).
  • Free access to Explore-a-bag borrowing privileges (includes binoculars, field guides, etc.).
  • Free access to Junior Naturalist Booklets (earn up to 4 free seasonal Junior Naturalist patches per person).
  • A one-year subscription to the quarterly Tenafly Nature Center newsletter, Nature & News.
  • Advance notice of events through e-mail updates.
  • Stephen Minkoff Memorial Library borrowing privileges.
  • Merchandise Discounts at participating local stores and restaurants.
  • Free or discounted admission to more than 130 participating North American nature & science centers.
  • Invitation to the Annual Meeting and election privileges.
  • Memberships are 100% tax deductible.

Your Membership Helps:

  • Keep our grounds and trails open admission free, 365 days a year.
  • Maintain over seven miles of trails and nearly 400 acres of forest, streams and wetlands.
  • Actively manage habitats for native wildlife.
  • Offer affordable community programs for people of all ages and interests.
  • Provide high quality education programs for schools, scouts, and local families.
  • Provide scholarships for campers and special needs programs that could not otherwise afford to visit.
  • Feed and care for our collection of 25+ Animal Ambassadors.
  • Answer questions from our community about living with nature and rescuing wildlife.
  • Train high school and college interns for natural history and education careers.
  • Maintain the Redfield Building, Pavilion and other facilities used by 23,000 people each year.
  • Record natural happenings, species accounts, and coordinate with area environmental organizations.

Merchant Discounts:

The Back Care Center in Dumont  10% discount
The Clinton Inn Hotel and Event Center in Tenafly
Discount applies to regularly priced guest rooms rates. Based on availability. Advanced registration required. No other discounts apply. Not including applicable taxes, gratuities, or alcoholic beverages.
 10% discount
Cooktique in Tenafly 10% discount 
Palmer's Crossing in Tenafly
Not including applicable taxes, gratuities, or alcoholic beverages.
10% discount 
Petite Paperie in Tenafly 10% discount 
Ramsey Outdoor in Ramsey and Ledgewood 10% discount 
Veggie Heaven in Teaneck  10% discount 
Wild Birds Unlimited in Paramus  10% discount 
Womrath's Bookstore in Tenafly  20% discount