Due to a heat index exceeding 90 degrees, the Millennium Trail and Elm Lick Trail will remain closed until further notice.

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Become a Member

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.

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 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.


Member Adventure: Summer Camp-In


This summer, members can experience Bernheim at night during our 3rd annual Member Adventure: Summer Camp-In – a night of stargazing, s’mores over a bonfire, and naturalist-led activities. Bring your tents, chairs, blankets, and flashlights for an unforgettable night at Bernheim! The campout will start at 11 a.m. on June…

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Year-Round Admission

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

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!

Members Only Camp-Ins

Members-only overnight Summer and Fall Camp-Ins at Bernheim 

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)

10% discount year-round

In Bernheim’s Gift Shop and Isaac’s Café

Discounts at our Fall Plant Sales

10% discount

10% reusable discount

At Plant Addicts online nursery

Bernheim’s Quarterly Newsletter

The Forest Echo, delivered to your home

One-year Subscription

To Better Homes and Gardens

Friends of the forest


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

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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