Join & Support

You belong at Bernheim

More Information

For more information, contact our Membership Desk.

Phone: (502) 215-7155
Open daily: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Visit the Membership Desk, located inside the Visitor Center.

Membership FAQ

The Perks of Being a Member

In addition to being a proud supporter, Bernheim members enjoy the many benefits detailed below. A Bernheim membership provides you with unlimited access to more than 40 miles of hiking trails, discounts on Bernheim’s unique nature-based programming, early ticketing, special invitations, and a wild and wonderful place to play, discover art, and immerse in nature.

All Bernheim memberships provide cards for two adults in the same household and include their children or grandchildren.


Friends of the Forest

Membership Levels

Household - $75

Senior - $50

For 60+


Military - $50

For active or retired military


Giving Circles - $120+

Friends of the forest

Giving Circles

Giving Circles members make generous contributions to Bernheim’s mission of connecting people with nature and belong to a community of people protecting and stewarding the forest. Giving Circles members receive all the benefits of a Household membership, a special Bernheim gift, and opportunities to learn and engage with the initiatives directly supported by your gifts.

YOU Make a Difference

We are 100% member and donor-supported.
When you become a member, you are an active part of furthering our mission for generations to come.


Year-Round Admission

Unlimited access to miles of hiking trails, play, art & more!

10% Discount Year-Round

Isaac's Cafe

In Bernheim’s Gift Shop and Isaac’s Café

Bernheim’s Quarterly Newsletter

Forest Echo, Bernheim's member newsletter

The Forest Echo, delivered to your home

Reciprocal Garden Program

Free Program Admission

Two free passes to attend select Bernheim programs or classes

Discounts on Ticketed Events

Discounted tickets to Annual events: CONNECT and ColorFest

Discounted Member Pricing

Early registration and/or member pricing for additional programs and classes, including camps!

Member Adventures

Members-only events at Bernheim, including overnight camp-ins and kayaking days on Lake Nevin.

20% Holiday Discount

During November and December in Bernheim’s Gift Shop

20% Off in Gift Shop

On your first visit (Discount for one time use only)

Discounts at our Fall Plant Sale

10% Discount

10% Reusable Discount

At Plant Addicts online nursery

One-year Subscription

To Better Homes and Gardens

Donate Today


Not ready to be a member? Donate and contribute to the forest. Your donation can help us conserve and protect the 16,000+ acres of land that is home to upwards of 3 million trees, 2,100 species of wildlife, 40 miles of hiking trails, and hosts more than 350,000 visitors each year.

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