Member Benefits

Member Benefits

All Members receive:

  • FREE year-round admission to the Arboretum
  • Free admission for grandchildren accompanying their Tyler member grandparent
  • Discounts on classes, workshops, lectures, programs and special events
  • Invitation to Annual Plant Sale Member Preview (includes a free plant) and other members-only events
  • Subscription to quarterly Tyler Topics newsletter with pull-out Programs & Events section and calendar, mailed to your home
  • Reciprocal privileges to hundreds of national arboreta and public gardens

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Reciprocal Privileges

Reciprocal Privileges

All Tyler Arboretum Members receive free admission and additional benefits when a valid Tyler Membership card is presented at botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories that participate in the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program.

  • American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program: All Tyler Arboretum Members receive free admission and additional benefits when a valid Tyler Membership card is presented at botanical gardens, arboreta, and conservatories that participate.  Some restrictions may apply. Before visiting any garden, be sure to check the garden’s web site or call to confirm participation and hours.  You may be required to show a photo ID. Some special events are not included in the Reciprocal Admissions Program.
    • Tyler currently does not honor the following reciprocal memberships: Bartrams Garden, Great Valley Nature Center, Riverbend Environmental Education Center  and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  •  North American Reciprocal Museums Program (NARM): Tyler is pleased to offer Steward Members ($150) and above access to more than 400 North American museums. Local organizations that participate in NARM include Brandywine River Museum, PA Academy of Fine Art, The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, James A. Michener Art Museum and others.  Please visit North American Reciprocal Museums for a complete list of participating museums. Some restrictions apply. Before visiting, be sure to visit the museum’s web site or call to confirm participation and hours of operation.
  • Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM): Tyler is pleased to offer Steward Members ($150) and above access to a newly formed group of approximately 100 North American museums. Take your Tyler membership benefits on the road when you visit museums like The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Please visit Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM ) for a complete list of participating museums. Some restrictions apply. Before visiting, be sure to visit the museum’s web site or call to confirm participation and hours of operation. Museums within 25 miles of Tyler Arboretum excluded.
  •  Explore and Save: all Tyler members can save $2 on general adult admission at Brandywine Valley attractions. Visit the program website for details and a complete listing of participants.
  •  Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library : Reciprocal general admission. For ticketed events and FREE to members events (including Costumes exhibition, Enchanted Summer Day, etc.), a paid timed ticket or WINTERTHUR membership is required.

Membership Levels

Membership Levels

Make Tyler Your Own

As a steward of Tyler’s unique natural areas, rich history and renowned horticultural collections, members contribute to the preservation of our legacy for generations to come.

Your membership support provides essential funding for our environmental education programs, land management and collections.

All Members receive:

  • FREE year-round admission to the Arboretum
  • Free admission for grandchildren accompanying their Tyler member grandparent
  • Discounts on classes, workshops, lectures, programs and special events
  • Invitation to annual Arbor Day Plant Sale Member Preview (includes a free plant) and other members-only events
  • Subscription to quarterly Tyler Topics newsletter with pull-out Programs & Events section and calendar, mailed to your home
  • Reciprocal privileges to hundreds of national arboreta and public gardens

Basic Membership Levels

Receive exclusive member benefits including free year-round admission, guest passes, discounts, and more with basic membership levels. The cost of membership is tax-deductible except for the value of the guest passes ($11 each) you receive.

Individual: $60

  • Exclusive Member Benefits, plus:
  • Free year-round admission to Arboretum for Individual Member
  • 2 complimentary Guest Passes (an $18 value, one-time use)
  • 10% discount on merchandise in the Arboretum Gift Shop

Dual: $65

  • Exclusive Member Benefits, plus:
  • Free year-round admission to Arboretum for two listed members at the same household
  • 3 Guest Passes (a $27 value)
  • 10% discount on merchandise in the Arboretum Gift Shop

Household: $75

  • Exclusive Member Benefits, plus:
  • Free year-round admission to the Arboretum for Household Members
  • Priority registration and discount for Tyler’s Nature Explorers summer camp
  • 4 complimentary Guest Passes (a $36 value, one-time use)
  • 10% discount on merchandise in Arboretum Gift Shop

Steward: $150 - Best Value!

Best Value with reciprocal admission privileges at over 400 North American museums

  • Exclusive Member Benefits
  • Free year-round admission to the Arboretum for Household Members
  • 5 complimentary Guest Passes (a $45 value, one-time use)
  • 15% discount on merchandise in Arboretum Gift Shop
  • Priority registration and discount for Tyler’s Nature Explorers summer camp
  • Reciprocal privileges to North American Reciprocal Museums program (NARM)
  • Enjoy a new reciprocal program Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) to gain access to even more museums across the country
  • Bring two guests with you each time you visit the Arboretum

Circle of Friends Membership

Join a group committed to environmental stewardship and preservation at one of the following levels:

Friend: $300 - $999

  • Exclusive Member Benefits, plus:
  • Free year-round admission to the Arboretum for Circle of Friends Members
  • 8 complimentary Guest Passes (a $72 value, one-time use)
  • 15% discount on merchandise in Arboretum Gift Shop
  • Acknowledgement in Tyler Topics newsletter and Annual Report
  • Private Tour of Collections with the Executive Director
  • Priority registration and discount for Tyler’s Nature Explorers summer camp
  • Reciprocal privileges to North American Reciprocal Museums program (NARM)
  • Enjoy a new reciprocal program Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) to gain access to even more museums across the country
  • Bring two guests with you each time you visit the Arboretum

Patron: $1,000 - $1,999

  • Exclusive Member Benefits, plus:
  • Free year-round admission to the Arboretum for Circle of Friends Members
  • 10 complimentary Guest Passes (a $90 value, one-time use)
  • Priority registration and discount for Tyler’s Nature Explorers summer camp
  • 15% discount on merchandise in Arboretum Gift Shop
  • Acknowledgement in Tyler Topics newsletter and Annual Report
  • Private Tour of Collections with the Executive Director
  • Reciprocal privileges to North American Reciprocal Museums program (NARM)
  • Enjoy a new reciprocal program Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) to gain access to even more museums across the country
  • Bring two guests with you each time you visit the Arboretum

Benefactor: $2,000 - $2,999

  • Exclusive Member Benefits, plus:
  • Free year-round admission to the Arboretum for Circle of Friends Members
  • 15 complimentary Guest Passes (a $135 value, one-time use)
  • Priority registration and discount for Tyler’s Nature Explorers summer camp
  • 15% discount on merchandise in Arboretum Gift Shop
  • Acknowledgement in Tyler Topics newsletter and Annual Report
  • Private Tour of Collections with the Executive Director
  • Reciprocal privileges to North American Reciprocal Museums program (NARM)
  • Enjoy a new reciprocal program Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) to gain access to even more museums across the country
  • Bring two guests with you each time you visit the Arboretum

Corporate Supporter: $3,000+

  • Exclusive Member Benefits, plus:
  • Free year-round admission to the Arboretum for Circle of Friends Members
  • 20 complimentary Guest Passes (a $180 value, one-time use)
  • Priority registration and discount for Tyler’s Nature Explorers summer camp
  • 20% discount on merchandise in Arboretum Gift Shop
  • Acknowledgement in Tyler Topics newsletter and Annual Report
  • Private Tour of Collections with the Executive Director
  • Horticultural Consultation
  • Reciprocal privileges to North American Reciprocal Museums program (NARM)
  • Enjoy a new reciprocal program Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums (ROAM) to gain access to even more museums across the country
  • Bring two guests with you each time you visit the Arboretum

 

For questions, please contact:

Development Manager
(610) 566-9134 x 267
jliebling@tylerarboretum.org

If you would prefer to renew your membership by check, please download a Membership Form, select a membership option of your choice, and mail it with payment to:

Attn: Membership
Tyler Arboretum
515 Painter Road
Media, PA 19063

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