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Membership benefits include free admission to the Nature Center and to the Children's Museum in West Hartford, as well as a quarterly newsletter, discounts on program fees, a 10% discount in the Nature Center's Store and invitations to special events. Members also receive admission to more than 200 other science / technology centers throughout the country.

Membership information is available in the Center's gift shop. 

For more information on Membership categories, click here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for something different? 

Roaring Brook Nature Center is looking for volunteers!  We are looking for people who have a few hours a month, an interest in animals or the environment, and a desire to serve a larger community.  If you have skills (all types, from art to office to computers), we have needs (all kinds, from animals to organizing). Volunteer opportunities include:

    • graphic designer
    • animal feeder
    • office support
    • grant writing/ fundraising
    • public relations
    • gardening
    • gift shop
    • special events
    • hospitality
    • building maintenance (carpentry, electrical, etc.)

For more information, call Sam Corbett at 860.693-0263 or email scorbett@thechildrensmuseumct.org

Click here for a volunteer application form

Gardeners Needed!

Volunteers are needed in the spring and summer to help maintain the Porritt Wildflower Trail and the Marabeth Finn Memorial Butterfly Garden.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call Margery Winters at 860.693-0263 or email mwinters@thechildrensmuseumct.org

Raptor Care Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers interested in working with the Nature Center's Raptor Care Program (must be over 18 years of age), please call the Center 860.693-0263. Whatever time you can offer will be appreciated.

Click here for a volunteer application form


Friends of Roaring Brook

Do you love the Nature Center but are not interested in feeding the snakes or helping with office duties? Then consider joining the Roaring Brook Nature Center's Auxiliary, also known as the Friends of Roaring Brook.

Friends Special Events / Fundraisers

  • Day of Caring - September  Auxililary provides lunch for workers
  • Hobgoblin Fair - Saturday before (or on) Halloween, rain or shine
  • Holiday Craft Fair - Noon - 4 PM Sunday before Thanksgiving
  • Friends Annual Meeting / Potluck Dinner -  Usually the fourth Monday in January
  • Fundraisers to help fund special capital projects for the Nature Center

RBNC Wish List

Looking to contribute in another way? The Nature Center would appreciate the following donations to help with our care of our animals:

       For Animal Wish List,click here.