Take Part

Get involved with nature!

membershipsBecome a Member
Please consider joining us in providing natural history programs and exhibits and continuing the tradition of nature education on Hornby Island by becoming a member. Membership benefits include free admission to the Centre and entry in a boat tour draw. Learn more about how to become a member.



Arlene and studentsVolunteer
Volunteers can take part in all areas of the Natural History Centre, from working with the collections or the ethnobotanical garden to more behind-the-scenes work. Whatever your interests and skills, all contributions are welcome! Learn more about NHC volunteer opportunities.




Identify Nature
Found an animal, plant or fossil that you’d like to identify? Get help from our identification guides located at the Centre, or email us a description and photograph of the item for feedback from an expert. You can also find online identification resources or learn more about young naturalist activities.



Salmonberry by Joan Brears, croppedSupport Natural History
The Natural History Centre has grown to where it is today because of your support. Over the years, the community has contributed natural treasures, offered ideas, time, and energy, and made donations that have allowed us to expand. With your ongoing support, we can continue to develop as a place that fosters knowledge and appreciation of the natural world. Learn how to become a donor.



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Supporters and Partners
Thank you to the generous contributors of the Hornby Island Natural History Centre. Learn more about our supporters and partners.


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