Become a Member

ONLINE PAYMENT: Click here to join or renew your membership  

If you receive a "not secure" notice please click here make sure to add https to the web adress. 


Once your membership is processed you will receive an email with the below instructions and your membership number, at time of renewal you will receive a text message from the app as well as an email from us. 


New eMembership Cards by Museum Anywhere:

To Download your digital emembership card go to the App Store or Play Store and search eMembership Card.

Select The Crosby Arboretum tile and touch Find My Membership Cards.

Enter your membership number and last name or Phone number and your last name.

Note: If you use a phone number to search and if you have multiple phone numbers with us, then only one of those will work. Each membership is allowed two downloads only, for memberships that require more then two cards paper cards will be provided. Please provide your spouses/partners name if you wish for both names to put on the membership cards.


By becoming a member of The Crosby Arboretum you will help support our educational programs and natural areas.

Membership privileges consist of:

  • A subscription of our Quarterly News Journal, a publication dedicated to information on native plants and habitats as well as program announcements.
  • Unlimited visits to The Interpretive Center in Picayune. (Please note: all visitors, including Members, must sign-in at the Visitor Center.)
  • A 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases.
  • Free and discounted admission to many designated programs and activities.
  • Advance notice of all programs.
  • Special admission privileges and discounts to over 345 other public gardens in North America, through the American Horticultural Society's Reciprocal Admissions Program (RAP).  See to view or download a list of gardens by state.
  • Free Fish and Turtle Food
  • Two FREE One Day site admission guest passes (For Daily admission only, not for events/programs/tours.)
  • Early Enterance to all plant sales
  • Access to the Arboretum's special collections library that includes books on botanical, horticultural, and gardening topics.
  • 10% discount on Program Room Rental

Membership categories are one year from the date you joined.

  • Student - $20/Membership privileges does not include 10% discount on Gift Shop purchases.
  • Individual - $35/Membership privileges for one.  
  • Individual Military/First Responders - $30/Membership privileges for one
  • Senior Individual (55+) - $30/Membership privileges for one. 
  • Family - $45/Membership for 2 adults (kids/grandkids under 18). Add additional adults for $10 per adult. 
  • Family Military/First Responders -$40/Membership for 2 adults (kids/grandkids under 18).  Add additional adults (In person only) for $10 per adult.
  • Donor - $100/Family Membership privileges for 2 adults (kids/grandkids under 18) and a $10 gift certificate for any Arboretum plant sale/gift shop purchase. Add additional adults (in person only) for $10 per adult.
  • Patron - $250+/Family Membership privileges (2 adults, kids/grandkids under 18) and a Mignon Faget longleaf pine seed lapel pin or pendant. Please indicate your choice. Add additional adults (in person only) for $10 per adult.
  • Benefactor - $ 1,000/Family Membership privileges (2 adults, kids/grandkids under 18) and use of Pinecote Pavilion once a year. Add additional adults (in person only) for $10 per adult.
  • Business/Club
    • Sweetgum - $100/Individual Membership privileges for as many as 10 employees.
    • Sassafras - $250/Individual Membership privileges for 11 to 25 employees.
    • Live Oak - $500/Individual Membership privileges for 26 to 50 employees and one free guided tour.
    • Bigleaf Magnolia - $1,000/Individual Membership privileges for 51 and over employees, one free guided tour, and 25% off one Pinecote Pavilion rental.

Please consider checking the box on the Membership Form so that the News Journal can be sent to you as a .pdf, electronically, via email. This helps us to cut costs and is part of our initiatives to Go Green!


Please note that ALL members and volunteers are required to check-in at the front desk of the Visitor Center. All visitors are noted on our daily visitor log sheet and recorded as statistics for use with Mississippi State University. Data is calculated and used in presentations, grant applications, and justifications for funding.  No Refunds all sales are final.  On Event Days Members pay Event Pricing.