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Member Benefits

Becoming a member of the Friends of the WNC Nature Center is one of the best ways to support the Nature Center’s mission and ensure the growth of its facilities and programming. Your membership ensures that the Nature Center can continue connecting the public with the natural history, ecology and biodiversity of the Southern Appalachian mountains. Annual Memberships provide funding and resources to support educational programs, animal care, conservation efforts, and facilities enhancements!

In addition to supporting the Friends, members receive many other benefits, including:

  • Free admission to the WNC Nature Center, including seasonal special events
  • Discounted admission to over 450 zoos, aquariums and science centers nationwide under the Association of Zoos and Aquariums or Association of Science-Technology Centers Passport reciprocity program
  • Discounts for special events, educational programs, summer camps and on-site birthday parties
  • Subscription to Friends e-newsletter