Admission to the Lynden Sculpture Garden is free.

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we waived admission in response to the public health crisis. We understood that an outdoor sculpture garden was a unique resource for a community that could no longer gather indoors. Visitor numbers increased drastically. Lynden became a place where people power walked, held business meetings and celebrations, marked deaths, gathered their playgroups. Our grounds and sculpture became a resource for homeschool groups, social service agencies, and elder communities; canine attendance at our monthly dog days grew from a dozen to close to 100. Most importantly, Lynden became a place of respite, recovery, and peace.

That first year, free admission was underwritten in part by a generous grant from the Herzfeld Foundation. Having observed the impact of free admission on access—a central pillar of Lynden’s mission—we decided to keep Lynden free for visitors. Since then, we have relied on donations, grants, memberships, and rentals to support our educational and public programs, the conservation of the collection, and the maintenance of the landscape.

We welcome all visitors to Lynden. If you have the means and the inclination, we encourage you to donate: we keep a donation jar on the front desk and you can always donate online.

Consider becoming a member. Members keep Lynden strong, resilient, and responsive to our community’s needs. Free admission has always been a benefit of membership, but members also receive discounts on classes and camps, and they become part of the community that sustains Lynden, its facilities, and its programs.

If you are in a position to become a free admission sponsor, or advocate with your employer for such a sponsorship, please contact Polly Morris at

A Note on Visiting Groups
We welcome self-directed group visits to Lynden, but we need to know that you are coming so that we can manage the parking lot, picnic areas, and other facilities. We offer self-guided tours for a nominal fee, but we understand that some groups prefer self-directed visits.

If you are planning a trip to Lynden, please call our front desk at 414-446-8794 so that we can alert you to any scheduling conflicts.

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