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Your Membership supports our mission

Members enjoy member-only perks while ensuring our trails remain free and open to the public year round.

Levels of Membership


All members will have a sense of pride knowing that their membership supports community, conservation, and education.

Shaker Lakes Membership


• Membership card and decal
• Free admission and/or benefits to over 120 nature centers in the U.S. & Canada, including 7 in Ohio, via the ANCA Reciprocal Program.
• Discounted rates on programs and events
• 10% discount at the Duck Pond Gift Shop
• Subscription to our quarterly publication and our monthly digital newsletter
• Invitation to exclusive member events, including the Annual Plant Sale Member Preview
• Discounts on composting subscriptions with Rust Belt Riders

Family Nature Center Membership

$6.25 monthly

• All of the benefits of the individual, PLUS...
• Early registration and discounted prices for all sessions of Outdoor Adventure Camp
• $40 discount on B’Earthday party celebrations
• 10% discount on building and facility rentals

Shaker Lakes Nature Center

$8.33 monthly

• All of the benefits of the individual AND household memberships, PLUS....
• Early order access to our popular annual Online Plant Sale
• Recognition in our Annual Report and on our digital Donor Wall in the Nature Center lobby

Membership 2
Nature Center Stewardship

$20.83 monthly

• All of the benefits of the first three levels, PLUS...
• Additional discount at our Duck Pond Gift Shop (15% total)
• Early access to ticket sales for our annual summer benefit party, Nature at Night
• An Individual gift membership to give to a friend or family member (by request)

Shaker Lakes Nature Center

$41.67 monthly

• All of the benefits of the first four
levels, PLUS...
• An invitation to our annual select private event, Gather by the Gardens

Shaker Lakes membership

$83.33 monthly

• All of the benefits of each level
combined, PLUS...
• An invitation to our exclusive annual Heron Society reception
• Access to behind-the-scenes opportunities and special events not available to the public

All memberships are 100% tax-deductible.

For more information about Memberships, please contact Membership & Development at 216.321.5935 ext. 232 or

Rust Belt Riders

Annual Plant Sale Members’ Preview
We invite Nature Center members to join Plant Sale Day in advance of the general public so that they may enjoy the first pick of our selections. Members also receive a discount on order delivery, if they order online through our plant pre-sale.

Member Appreciation Week
A weeklong celebration offering special perks to thank our members for their support.

Compost with Rust Belt Riders
Since 2014, Rust Belt Riders has been working with people and organizations in Northeast Ohio to combat food waste, reduce climate impact, and provide an alternative to landfills. We’re proud to partner with Rust Belt Riders as a neighborhood drop-off location to support their mission to Feed People, Not Landfills.

Nature Center members receive 25% off their compost drop-off subscription. Existing members may contact Cara Anderson at 216-321-5975 ext. 232 or to receive their discount code and get started.

For more information or to sign up for compost drop-off services, visit
Make A Monthly Membership Gift

Make a Monthly Membership Gift

Did you know you can make a monthly gift to the Nature Center?

Supporting your favorite park is easy by setting up a recurring gift! Your monthly gift will help make it possible for the Nature Center’s trails to remain free and open to the public year round, providing visitors with vital access to nature and green space within our region’s landscape.

It's easy! Just click the link below to get set up.

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