Forest Hill Drive will be closed Monday, April 22.


16,000 Reasons to Belong

With over 16,000 acres, Bernheim offers endless opportunities for discovery and wonder. Whether you’re drawn to our diverse flora and fauna, our captivating art installations, our winding trails and creeks, or our invitation to adventurous play, there’s something here for everyone.


Join A World of Curiosity and Exploration

Become a member this spring and experience belonging in nature like never before. When you join Bernheim, there’s something extraordinary waiting for you to discover every day. Together, we’ll shape the future of Bernheim Forest – for nature, for conservation, for good.

New members who join now through April 30 will receive a Bernheim tote bag, screen-printed locally with a gorgeous design showcasing some of Bernheim’s residents, a spotted salamander, and leaves of tree species living in the Arboretum, protected by your support.


Each new and renewing member will also receive a Bernheim Member car decal so you can show the world you belong!


In addition, everyone who joins or renews as Giving Circle members will receive the canvas tote, car decals, and a hiking stick medallion! Our Giving Circle members are our most dedicated supporters, whose membership dues make the biggest impact on our conservation and land stewardship initiatives.




Learn About Bernheim Membership


And what better time is there to join than spring, when the sun is warming the forest floor, waking up the wildflowers? You’ll notice Bernheim is refreshing its look too…


Bernheim is more than just a forest – it’s a living, ever-changing testament to nature’s beauty and resilience. With 95 years of history as an organization (and millennia as an ecosystem!), we’ve embarked on a new chapter of growth and engagement.


Our refreshed brand captures the essence of Bernheim: from the serene landscapes to the vibrant ecosystems that thrive within. With a lively color palette and a soft, rolling font reminiscent of the surrounding terrain, our new look embodies the energy and harmony of our natural world.


As we continue to evolve, we embrace our regional identity as Bernheim Forest & Arboretum. While our look and name may change, our dedication to ecological stewardship, research, education, and community engagement remains unwavering.


We hope our new and renewing members will enjoy being among the first to share this new brand with the public. Wear our new look with pride – for 16,000 reasons, you belong at Bernheim!




Join online, call our Membership Desk at (502)215-7155, or stop by our Membership Desk in the Visitor’s Center, open Monday through Friday, 10 am – 4 pm. We would be glad to sign you up or answer any questions.