Join the flock!

As a member of the International Crane Foundation, you will join thousands of other Craniacs in supporting our worldwide work to conserve cranes and the ecosystems, watersheds and flyways on which they depend.

For membership questions, please contact our staff via email or call 608-356-9462 ext. 807.

Benefits are available for one year after your membership purchase.

Membership Benefits

  • Free admission and public tours for you and a number of guests at our newly renovated headquarters in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the only place in the world you can see all 15 crane species. Enjoy over ten acres of new exhibits for all ages!
  • Free or discounted admission to over 150 AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums in the United States and Canada. View a listing of participating organizations.
  • Regular updates on our exciting work around the globe, including our celebrated newsletter, The Bugle.
  • Invitations to exclusive events and to our annual Member Appreciation Day (including special behind-the-scenes tours of our breeding and research facilities and opportunities to meet our team).
  • A 10% discount on all merchandise in our headquarters and online gift shop.
  • Knowing that your membership is vitally important to keep cranes dancing!

The International Crane Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Memberships are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Whooping Crane with wings outstretched, dancing

We are migrating to your neighborhood! Gather with fellow members at a Midwest Crane Chat near you. Learn about cranes in your backyard and beyond with a free presentation by our North American crane expert, Anne Lacy.

All Crane Chats are free and open to International Crane Foundation members and their friends. 

Learn more about the series and register here.

IndividualMember and 1 guest$40
FamilyImmediate family and 2 guests$60
AssociateImmediate family and 3 guests$100
ChampionImmediate family and 4 guests$250
GuardianImmediate family and 5 guests$500
PatronImmediate family and 6 guests$1,000
BenefactorImmediate family and 8 guests$5,000
CranemakerImmediate family and 10 guests$10,000