Become a Member

Severson Dells Nature Center relies totally on private contributions and grants for funding. To encourage community support and participation, Severson Dells has a Membership Program. Membership Benefits include:

  • 10% discount at Severson Dells Bookstore
  • Reduced admissions to Severson Dells programs
  • Members only programs at Severson Dells
  • Check-out privileges at Severson Dells Library
  • “Notes From the Dells” quarterly newsletter with calendar of programs and special events
  • Free admission to participating ANCA member nature centers around the country- click here to see the list of participating nature centers

Membership Levels and annual fees are:

Individual $30
Family $50
Sponsor $100
Benefactor $500
Sustaining $1,000

Contributions are tax deductible as allowed by law. For more information call 815-335-2915 or contact Nancy at

Renew Your Membership

If you are already a member of Severson Dells and would like to renew your membership, please follow the link below. 

Business Membership

A gift in support of Severson Dells Nature Center is an investment in local environmental and science education in your northern Illinois community. By becoming a Business Member, your company can support science in our community while also receiving recognition, exclusive benefits for your employees, and more!

Business Sponsor- $500

·         2 Family Memberships for Employees

·         10% Discount in the Store and on Programs

·         Listing on Severson Dells website

·         Listing in Newsletter

·         Association of Nature Center Administrators reciprocal program

Business Contributor- $1,000

All of the Sponsor benefits, plus:

·         4 Family Memberships for Employees

·         15% discount in the Store and on Programs

·         Logo on Severson Dells website

·         Listing in the Annual Breakfast Brochure

Business Patron- $2,500

All of the Contributor benefits, plus:

·         20% discount on Store and Program

·         6 Family Memberships for Employees

·         Private guided hike for up to 10 people

·         Listing on the Sponsor Board in the Nature Center Lobby

·         Logo at the Annual Breakfast

·         Logo and link to your website on the Severson Dells website

Business Benefactor- $5,000(+)

All of the Patron benefits, plus:

·         8 Family Memberships

·         Logo on the Sponsor Board in the Nature Center Lobby

·         1 Free 4 hour room rental at Severson Dells Nature Center