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Membership at the Fair Hill Nature Center

Becoming a member at the Fair Hill Nature Center allows you to support our mission to inspire stewardship and community through environmental education.  Select your desired membership level below, and together we can envision a future where people are happier and healthier because of time spent learning, playing, investigating, and protecting our natural world.

Membership Levels



$45.00 / year


Senior (65 +)

$35.00 / year


Two adults & household children and /or grandchildren

$75.00 / year

Champions for Environmental Education
When you donate at this level, you join an extraordinary, dedicated group of donors!
Individuals and corporations are welcome at these levels


Tree Hugger
Includes free household membership

$150.00 / year


Trail Blazer
Includes free household membership

$500.00 / year


Fox Den
Includes free household membership

$1,000.00 / year

Member Benefits​

  • 10% off online store and pavilion rental

  • Early access to select Nature Center programming and camps

  • Reciprocal membership to select Nature Centers nationwide

  • Free entry on weekends (May - September, $5 / person for non-members)

  • Access to members only events

  • Parking hang tag for FHNC events

  • This is a Fair Hill Nature Center membership only and is not a Maryland State Park pass.


Membership FAQ's​

Where can I use my parking hang tag?

  • Your parking hang tag only applies to the Fair Hill Nature Center’s parking lot for Nature Center events.  Our lot is on the north side of Tawes Drive, directly across from the Nature Center building.  All other parking lots require a State Park pass or payment at the honor box.

Is my membership the same as a State Park pass?

  • No.  Your membership benefits, including the parking hang tag, only apply to Fair Hill Nature Center.  All other parking and activities led by rangers in Fair Hill NRMA are part of the State Park system through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.  State Park passes, as well as information on hunting and fishing, can be obtained at the Fair Hill NRMA office.

How do I contact the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area?

How much is it for non-members to visit the Nature Center during public hours?

  • Our public hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-3pm throughout the months of May - September.  Pricing is $5 / person.  Under 5 are free.

Where is the Nature Center?

  • Take exit 100 off Interstate 95 North and follow Rt. 272 North toward Rising Sun. Take a right on Rt. 273 and follow to the intersection of Rts. 273 and 213. Proceed straight through the traffic light.  The Park Entrance is on your right.  Once in the Park, turn left onto Ranger Skinner Dr.  Proceed left at the fork onto the bridge that crosses over 273.  Proceed straight past the racing barns to the Stop sign.  Turn right onto Tawes Drive.  Proceed 1 mile and the Nature Center is on your right in the 2 story stone building.  Our address is 630 Tawes Drive, Elkton MD 21921.

Can a company purchase a membership?

  • Yes!  Businesses may purchase a Tree-Hugger, Trail Blazer, or Fox Den membership.

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