Membership

Become an Earthplace member!  Earthplace is a private non-profit organization exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  All membership gifts are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law and help Earthplace with the expenses involved in maintaining our wildlife sanctuary and museum, caring for our animal collection, operating the Harbor Watch water quality testing program and presenting numerous public nature programs.  

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Annual Membership Options

All annual membership options include free admission for listed members to Natureplace, the Animal Hall and the CT Birds of Prey exhibit.  Also included is discounted admission to select public programs and workshops and a 10% discount on purchases greater than $5.00 in the Age of Reason store in our lobby.

  • Student (18+)  - $25 
  • Adult Individual - $35
  • Senior Individual (62+) - $25
  • Senior Couple (62+) - $35
    Up to two listed adults, 62+, living at the same address
  • Grandparent - $50
    Up to two listed adults living at the same address, and all listed grandchildren under the age of 18 living outside Fairfield County – grandchildren living in Fairfield County must have their own family membership
  • Family - $90
    $10 extra per person for listed caregivers and grandparents. Up to two listed adults and all listed children under the age of 18 living at the same address. $50 discount on birthday parties at Earthplace. Advance registration privilege for Nursery School and Summer Camp programs.
  • Library - $100
    Free admission for up to four guests at a time to Natureplace, the Animal Hall and the CT Birds of Prey exhibit.
  • Sponsor - $125
    Family membership benefits, plus two guest passes per visit. One private Animal Encounter for up to eight people (must be scheduled)
  • Friend - $250
    Family membership benefits, plus four guest passes per visit. One private, guided trail walk for up to eight people (must be scheduled)
  • Patron - $500
    Family membership benefits, plus six guest passes per visit. One private trip on the RV Annie for up to six people (must be scheduled from May-September) for a behind the scenes look at the work our Harbor Watch program does.
  • Sustainer - $1,000
    Family membership benefits, plus unlimited guest passes per visit. Invitation to our annual Bird Watching and Brunch event exclusively for Sustainer members
  • Captains’ Circle - $2,500
    Donors who support Earthplace with a total annual contribution of $2,500 or more, to any Earthplace campaign, is automatically part of our Captains’ Circle.  At this level of giving, Earthplace is your oyster.  In addition to all the previously listed Earthplace member benefits, those in the Captains’ Circle are also are also invited to an annual Behind the Scenes at Earthplace dinner.  This dinner is in honor of, and exclusively for, the Earthplace Captains’ Circle.