Membership

Become a Member of the Arboretum and discover membership benefits. Note that Boyce Thompson Arboretum membership applies to this park only; membership does not include admission to other Arizona State Parks. See Arizona State Parks Annual Pass for more information or if you'd like access to all Arizona State Parks. Membership benefits for the Arboretum include:

  • Unlimited admission 364 days a year (park closed December 25)
  • Limited number of guest passes
  • Discount on gift shop and plant purchases
  • Member newsletter
  • Exclusive member-only events
  • Discount on classes and lectures
  • Personalized membership card

Membership Levels

$60 Dual Membership

  • Unlimited admission 364 days a year for two adults!
  • Two complimentary guest passes ($20 value)
  • 10 percent discount on gift shop and plant purchases
  • Member newsletter
  • Exclusive member-only events
  • Discount on classes and lectures
  • Personalized membership card

$85 Family Membership

  • Free admission for children/grandchildren under 18
  • Four complimentary guest passes ($40 value)
  • Includes all of the above benefits

$125 Contributor

  • Six complimentary guest passes ($60 value)
  • Recognition in member newsletter and annual report
  • Includes all of the above benefits

$250 Boojum Club

  • Six complimentary guest passes ($60 value)
  • Recognition in member newsletter and annual report
  • Subscription to Desert Plants magazine
  • Includes all of the above benefits

$500 Picket Post Society

  • Six complimentary guest passes ($60 value)
  • 15 percent discount on gift shop and plant purchases
  • Invitation to director's special tour and dinner
  • Subscription to Desert Plants magazine 
  • Includes all of the above benefits

$1,000 Director's Circle

  • Six complimentary guest passes ($60 value)
  • Subscription to Desert Plants magazine
  • 20 percent discount on gift shop and plant purchases
  • Includes all of the above benefits

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Membership

Q: How can I join or renew my Boyce Thompson Arboretum membership?

  1. By phone: call Membership Services at (520) 689-2723 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone memberships can be accepted with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
  2. In person: come to the Visitor's Center located at the Arboretum's entrance seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. from September 1 through April 30, and between 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. from May 1 through August 31. We will process your membership and mail you permanent cards within four days.
  3. By mail and fax: Download Membership Application. We can also mail an application to you. Call Membership Services at (520) 689-2723 to request one.

Q: What day is Boyce Thompson Arboretum closed?
A: Dec. 25, Christmas Day, is the only day the arboretum is closed.

Q: How long is my membership valid?
A: Your Arboretum membership is good for one year from the month of purchase. If you join on August 15, 2017, your membership expires August 31, 2018.

Q: When will I receive my membership cards?
A: Your membership card should arrive within 30 business days after you join or renew.

Q: Can I loan out my membership card to friend or relative?
A: No, your membership and associated privileges are not transferable to any other individual. Your membership has a tremendous value. To protect the rights of our members, we may ask to see your photo ID, such as a driver's license, at the time of your visit.

Q: What do I do if I lose my membership card?
A: Call the Membership Services Office (520) 689-2723 to report lost or stolen cards. There is a $2.00 fee for replacement cards.

Q. Does my employer offer a matching gift program?
A: Check with your Human Resources department to determine if your company offers a matching gift program.

Q: Is my membership tax deductible?
A: Your membership comes with tangible benefits. According to Internal Revenue Service regulations, tangible benefits are not tax-deductible. Tangible benefits may be waived in order to receive a full-tax deduction as allowed by the IRS. Please consult your tax preparer for details.

If you have other questions about membership, please call (520) 689-2723 or email the membership coordiantor at [email protected]