Membership Benefits

We Need Your Support

Become a member of Riverbend and give children across the region an opportunity to experience the wonder and beauty of nature. Riverbend is a special place of shady walks and rustling leaves, where little toes can feel the cool water of our stream, where the chorus of frogs can be heard in our ponds, and where children can explore our 30 acres of meadows and woodlands searching for a wide assortment of birds, bugs, and other critters.

Valuable Discounts (for certain membership levels)

Riverbend programs:

  • 20% off Family camp-outs
  • $25 discount on Birthday parties
  • $5 per day discount on Year-round camps
  • Exclusive Summer Exploration Camp discounts!
    • (5% off in June and August, 10% off in July)
  • Free Admission to our growing Summer Solstice and Shiverfest Annual Events

Local business and organizations:

  • Elmwood Park Zoo – 50% Discount on admission for the family for a year
  • Red Bud Nursery – 5% off Plants
  • Wild Bird Center – 10% Discount



Membership Levels and Benefits

Individual - $25

  • Free access to our trails, ponds, gardens, and 30-acre site 365 days/year from dawn to dusk
  • Reciprocal membership at more than 165 nature centers around the country through Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA)
  • Recognition in the Annual Report
  • Quarterly E-Newsletter

Basic Family - $50
All Individual benefits plus:

  • Free admission for up to four family members to our Summer Solstice Event
  • 50% discount on admission at Elmwood Park Zoo for a year (up to 2 adults, 4 children)
  • Retail partner discounts: Red Bud Nursery, Wild Bird Center

Family/ Individual Plus - $150
All the benefits of Basic Family, plus:

  • Free Admission for one child to Shiverfest
  • Exclusive discounts on birthday parties, year-round camps, and family camp outs
  • Complimentary Riverbend eco-friendly reusable tote bag

Birdwatcher - $250
All “Family/Individual” benefits plus

  • Exclusive Summer Exploration Camp discount
  • Free admission for 2 children to Shiverfest

Nature Lover - $500
All "Birdwatcher" benefits plus

  • Free admission for up to four people to Shiverfest
  • Barn Rental Discount
  • Complimentary Riverbend Fleece Jacket


Eco-Advocate - $1,000
All "Nature Lover" benefits plus:

  • Recognition in our Quarterly E-Newsletter
  • Free admission for up to eight people to Shiverfest


Membership is tax-deductible

Click here to download a brochure


Membership Application & Renewal

New and existing members are encouraged to use our Online Memebership Application Form to process your memebership

Please email for more information.




Latest News


Summer Camp Registration is OPEN!

Fun, sun and discovery await! Visit our summer camp page to see the exciting camp themes and adventures.


Be a part of our team!

Riverbend is hiring for various positions for seasonal teaching, habitat management and our summer camp program. Check out the jobs link at the top of the page.

Directions & Info

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Contact us:
By Phone: 610.527.5234
or Email