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Mud Pies - Beautiful Bats
Tuesday, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Insect Club
Thursday, 7:00 PM
Dirt Time: A Tracking Adventure
Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Nebraska Passport 2014

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October is Member Appreciation Month

It's an ENTIRE month dedicated to celebrating YOU!

  • Prizes and giveaways
    • Enter to win a prize each time you visit the nature center-make sure to mention Members Appreciation Month at the Front Desk to be entered. Winners will be drawn once a week throughout the month on Thursdays.
  • Discounts
    • 20% off in the Gift Shop
    • FOUR of your guests can be admitted at half price each time you visit
    • Gift Memberships are $5 off each level
    • Referral bonus: if your friend signs up for a membership at the same time as you, you both receive an extra month on your membership.
  • Exclusive Events at FFNC
    • Oct. 4 Shakespeare on the Plaza – The Tempest 3pm
      • Featuring Nebraska Shakespeare
    • Oct. 11 Trick or Treat in the Forest 4-8pm
      • Featuring Ballet Nebraska, UNL’s Extension Office, & Nebraska StoryArts
    • Oct. 18 Beer on the Boardwalk (21+) 6-9pm
      • Featuring Zipline Brewing Co., Farnam House Brewing Co., Borgata Brewery & Distillery, and Nebraska Brewing Co.
    • Oct. 25-26 Free Guest Weekend—bring as many guests as you would like for free!
    • Oct. 31 Shadows in the Night: A Forest Gone Batty 5-7:30pm (in the Wetlands)
      • Featuring Nebraska Wildlife Rehab & Opera Omaha

For more information on these programs, click here to view our calendar.

Give the Gift of Nature!

Share your love of Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods and its programs! Give a gift that your family, friends, and colleagues can enjoy throughout the year by purchasing a gift membership (see available levels below). Whether you purchase your gift membership online, by phone, or in person, we can customize your special gift with a brief message on your behalf.

Click here to purchase a gift membership.

Discover the World Around You!

As a private non-profit organization, Fontenelle Forest relies on the support of members and donors. Your tax-deductible membership donation directly funds our conservation and nature education initiatives while providing you with these great benefits:

  • Free admission to Fontenelle Forest Nature Center and Neale Woods for one year
  • Reciprocal Membership to over 120 nature centers nationwide. Click here to see a map of participating locations.
  • Monthly Metro Arts Pass benefits at local attractions across the Metro
  • Invitations to Members-only events
  • The Leaflet quarterly newsletter
  • Discounts on classes, programs and events
  • 10% discount on items purchased at the Gift Shop in Fontenelle Forest Nature Center
  • Two of your guests can receive ½ price admission every time you visit. Instead of receiving one individual guest pass this year, you will now be able to extend discounts to your friends all year long. At least one membership cardholder must be present.
  • Access to trails after nature center hours. *To access trails at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center after hours, members must have a Keyless Access FOB, which is issued upon request during business hours at Visitor Services and requires a refundable $10 deposit.



One adult
Two Individuals
Two adults living in the same household
Two adults and children (under the age of 18) living in the same household or grandchildren

Become a Patron

All Patron memberships are fully tax-deductible.

Patron Level


Additional Benefits

Patron $150 - $249 Four guest passes
15% gift shop discount
Supporting Patron $250 - $499 10 guest passes
20% gift shop discount
Sustaining Patron $500 - $999 10 guest passes
25% gift shop discount
Distinguished Patron $1,000 - $2,499 20 guest passes
30% gift shop discount
Benefactor $2,500 + 20 guest passes
35% gift shop discount