Frequently Asked Questions about Annual Membership

Q. How do I join or renew my Boyce Thompson Arboretum membership?

        We offer four easy options:

              1. By phone! Call Membership Coordinator Lorrie Polley at 520.689.2723 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm from September-through-April, or from 6:00am to 3:00 p.m. May-through-August. Phone memberships will be accepted with a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

              2. In person! Buy or renew membership in the Visitor Center Gift Shop conveniently located at the Arboretum entrance. We will process your membership and give you permanent cards within two weeks.

              3. By mail-we can also mail an application to you. Just fill out the information on the application form and return it by mail or walk it in to our Visitor's Center.

              4. By Fax-print and complete the online membership application and fax it to 520.689.5858.

Q. Does Boyce Thompson Arboretum close on Holidays?

       Christmas, December 25, is the only day the arboretum is closed.

Q. How long is my membership valid?

       Your Arboretum membership is good for one year from the month of purchase. If you join on December 15, 2010 your membership expires December 31, 2011.

Q. When will I receive my membership cards?

       Your membership card should arrive within two weeks after you join or renew.

Q. Can I loan out my membership card to friend or relative?

       No. 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?

       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?

       Check with your Human Resources Department to determine if your company offers a matching gift program.

Q. Is my membership tax deductible?

      Please consult your tax preparer for details. 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.


If you have other questions about membership, please call 520.689.2723 or email members@ag.arizona.edu

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