As a museum member, you will have access to a quarterly newsletter and notification of coming events, along with a discounted or free admission to classes and workshops. 

Your membership directly helps the programming and operation of one of the oldest standing homestead museums in Michigan. Join today and help restore this homestead to its proper place in history and keep Bailey’s vision and legacy alive in the twenty-first century.

Membership Options:

  • Student  ......................$10

  • Individual ...................$40

  • Family ..........................$75

  • Farmer .......................$150

  • Bailey Benefactor... $500 

Pay online or mail in Membership form

It's an exciting time to be, or become, a member of the Bailey Museum & Gardens. Your membership supports children’s outdoor learning, museum exhibits, dynamic programming, the preservation of this National

Historic Site, and more. It also brings you into our community.

We believe education and experiencing nature are important to achieve Bailey's legacy. Every season we have wonderful presentations, Farm to Table events, Children's Programs, Nature Hikes, Agri Tours and more!

Reciprocity We have partnered up with the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). This gives Bailey members reciprocity providing free or discounted admission and other benefits to 180 Nature Centers and Conservation Districts throughout the U.S.

(Some of these facilities in our local area includes the following; Outdoor Discovery Center, Ottawa County Parks and Recreation, Blandford Nature Center, Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens, W.K. Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Indiana Dunes Learning Center, Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, and more!)

We also participate in the American Horticultural Society Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP). This program offers free admission and/or additional benefits at more than 345 gardens throughout North America and the Caribbean.

Find a Nature or Botanical Garden Centers to visit using the links below.

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As a small nonprofit, all of our work depends upon the generous support of donors who see the value of the work we do in our community and region and who want to see that work continue. 

Whether you have enjoyed our unique programming, our engaging exhibits, or if you simply value the fact that Bailey’s compelling vision for a better world is being kept alive through the outreach of this museum that bears his name, we hope you will consider making your own contribution to the success of our organization. Whatever amount you can give we will appreciate and put to good use. We sincerely thank you for your support.


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Visit Us

Parking is located along the south side of the museum property on the edge of the hospital parking lot, accessible by S. Bailey Ave. Handicap-accessible parking is available via the small driveway just north of the museum off of S. Bailey Ave.

Summer Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 5 pm.  Starting June 2022 through September 2022.

During the winter months, the museum is not open, but if you would like to visit, just call and set up a time. Visitors are always welcome.