Kalamazoo Nature Center

Kalamazoo Nature Center The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.
There is always something new to do at the Kalamazoo Nature Center with featured programs every month for kids and adults.We have 15+ miles of hiking trails that wind through some of the most special habitats in Michigan, a Visitor Center with interactive exhibits, and a gift shop. Daily admission is: $7/adult, $6/senior, $4/children 4-17, 3 & under free Free for members! Please note: The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a private nature preserve. Dogs, camping, drones, and firearms are not permitted. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails.

Planning an event this summer? Hold a sustainable, zero-waste day in one of KNC's beautiful indoor or outdoor spaces! In...
06/06/2019

Planning an event this summer? Hold a sustainable, zero-waste day in one of KNC's beautiful indoor or outdoor spaces! In addition to providing on-site recycling and composting stations, we work with you to create a memorable green event, from tips on organic catering to sources for biodegradable serviceware. Visit https://naturecenter.org/greenevents for details on KNC's spaces and more!

A big thank you to our amazing volunteers from Meijer-Mid Michigan Region, who pitched in to prepare KNC Camp today. We ...
06/05/2019

A big thank you to our amazing volunteers from Meijer-Mid Michigan Region, who pitched in to prepare KNC Camp today. We appreciate their hard work and the donation they presented to KNC at the end of the day!

Join us Thursday at 5:30 as we head out to find a place of inspiration during a Watercolor in the Woods program! This fa...
06/05/2019

Join us Thursday at 5:30 as we head out to find a place of inspiration during a Watercolor in the Woods program! This family program is open to all ages - we'll provide the painting supplies, you bring a creative eye. Evening admission fees apply.

Teens, head out on the backcountry trip of a lifetime as KNC Camp heads to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore July 14-20!...
06/04/2019
Teen Camp | Grades 9-10

Teens, head out on the backcountry trip of a lifetime as KNC Camp heads to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore July 14-20! There is an orientation meeting on June 12. Learn more and register at https://naturecenter.org/Camp/Summer-Camp/Teen-Camp

Have a wonderful summer break at KNC Camp with theme-related outdoor exploration, stories, art, games, and more!

06/04/2019
Happy National Egg Day from Delano Farms! Our chickens are ready to enjoy this warmer weather. Join them and our other f...
06/03/2019

Happy National Egg Day from Delano Farms! Our chickens are ready to enjoy this warmer weather. Join them and our other farm animals at Farmyard Wednesday June 5 at 10 a.m.

Animal lovers and children ages 2-8 are invited to learn about our farmyard friends, read a story, make a craft, and explore the farm!

Check out https://naturecenter.org/Locations/DeLano-Farms for details!

Here's some up close sneak peeks at our Tree Whispers exhibit in the Glen Vista Gallery, free with general admission.Com...
06/02/2019

Here's some up close sneak peeks at our Tree Whispers exhibit in the Glen Vista Gallery, free with general admission.

Come pop in to witness this international and multigenerational collaboration involving handmade paper, art and personal stories relating to trees.

Angie's family yoga retreats are the first Saturday of every month. Call us to sign up!
06/01/2019

Angie's family yoga retreats are the first Saturday of every month. Call us to sign up!

We had a great time at our Family Yoga Retreat today! Thank you Princess-Dominiquecole Walker, Jennifer Stauffer, and Janine Byler for coming with your families!

05/27/2019

Happy Memorial Day! KNC's Visitor Center is open today until 5 pm, grounds and trails are open until 7:30 pm.

05/24/2019
Take in the beauty of a spring evening at 9 pm tomorrow (Thursday, May 23) for a guided hike. Learn all about nocturnal ...
05/22/2019

Take in the beauty of a spring evening at 9 pm tomorrow (Thursday, May 23) for a guided hike. Learn all about nocturnal animals (and amphibians like this spring peeper!) on an engaging nighttime adventure. Evening admission applies.

KNC is proud to announce that Jim Triezenberg's video promoting the 20/20 Photography Invitational won a Gold Telly Awar...
05/21/2019

KNC is proud to announce that Jim Triezenberg's video promoting the 20/20 Photography Invitational won a Gold Telly Award!

Jim said, "I'm honored to be able to share my creative talents with KNC producing award-winning videos for the third straight year."

Check out his video and learn more about how you can join in the 20/20 Photography Invitaitonal at KNC!

https://www.tellyawards.com/winners/2019/promotional-video/general-not-for-profit/kalamazoo-nature-center-20-20-photography-invitational-promo/215291/

05/20/2019
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It's Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week! Help prevent the spread of EAB by buying firewood where you burn it.

05/20/2019

Tonight's yoga class at KNC has been cancelled. Join us next Monday at 6 pm for an all-level yoga series focused on the fundamentals of yoga!

KNC's Birdathon Team made their first stop at New Buffalo Beach this morning! They're off to a great start during this a...
05/18/2019

KNC's Birdathon Team made their first stop at New Buffalo Beach this morning! They're off to a great start during this annual competition to count as many species as possible - learn more on the day and how you can support the Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory's Birdathon at https://naturecenter.org/Donate/Birdathon

KNC's Catbirders team is in Berrien County today for the 31st Annual Birdathon, an annual competition to ID spring birds...
05/18/2019

KNC's Catbirders team is in Berrien County today for the 31st Annual Birdathon, an annual competition to ID spring birds - how many will the 4-person team encounter today? Learn more at https://naturecenter.org/Donate/Birdathon
You can support KNC and the KVBO’s 2019 research season by pledging to the team’s Birdathon effort!

Kalamazoo Nature Center's cover photo
05/17/2019

Kalamazoo Nature Center's cover photo

Kalamazoo Nature Center
05/17/2019

Kalamazoo Nature Center

This KNC staff checked off her bucket list today while watching the eaglet banding.
05/15/2019

This KNC staff checked off her bucket list today while watching the eaglet banding.

Today KNC staff were fortunate to be able to join a research team with permits from Fish & Wildlife Services to band 2 e...
05/15/2019

Today KNC staff were fortunate to be able to join a research team with permits from Fish & Wildlife Services to band 2 eaglets and return them to their nest.
To be sensitive to the needs of the eagles, the location which is on private, non-accessible property cannot be published.

Happy Wildflower Wednesday!  KNC's Fern Valley Trail is alive with the celadine poppy, also known as woods poppy (Stylop...
05/15/2019

Happy Wildflower Wednesday! KNC's Fern Valley Trail is alive with the celadine poppy, also known as woods poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum). Head out for a hike to see them and all the other amazing spring wildflowers this spring!

Teens, head out on the backcountry trip of a lifetime as KNC Camp heads to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore July 14-20!...
05/13/2019

Teens, head out on the backcountry trip of a lifetime as KNC Camp heads to Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore July 14-20! There is an orientation meeting on June 12. Learn more and register at https://naturecenter.org/Camp/Summer-Camp/Teen-Camp

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at the Kalamazoo Nature Center!
05/12/2019

Happy Mother's Day from all of us at the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Come explore nature with your mom Sunday at 2 pm! We'll head out with a Master Gardener to check out the beautiful sprin...
05/11/2019

Come explore nature with your mom Sunday at 2 pm! We'll head out with a Master Gardener to check out the beautiful spring wildflowers. Program included in general KNC admission.

Happy Friday! Hummingbirds are making their return to the area. Get your feeders ready with a simple nectar made from 1 ...
05/10/2019

Happy Friday! Hummingbirds are making their return to the area. Get your feeders ready with a simple nectar made from 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. Fill your feeder and replace weekly. No red dye is necessary. Have you seen hummingbirds in your yard yet? Let us know!

We’ve never seen so many Blue-Eyed Marys on our Beech-Maple Trail! These wildflowers are stunning and only bloom for a...
05/08/2019

We’ve never seen so many Blue-Eyed Marys on our Beech-Maple Trail! These wildflowers are stunning and only bloom for a limited time. Landscapes like these make a great addition to our 20/20 Photography Exhibition.

Learn more about it at https://naturecenter.org/Programs/Register-for-a-Program/2020

KNC' Beech Maple Trail is covered in spring flowers right now! Join us Sunday at 2 pm for a naturalist-led hike along th...
05/04/2019

KNC' Beech Maple Trail is covered in spring flowers right now! Join us Sunday at 2 pm for a naturalist-led hike along the beautiful Trout Run Stream to ID wildflowers. Included in regular KNC admission.

Summer is for exploration, skill-building, friendships, and memory-making.  KNC is expanding the reach and impact of our...
05/02/2019

Summer is for exploration, skill-building, friendships, and memory-making. KNC is expanding the reach and impact of our Camp Scholarship Fund – you can help! Learn more and give today at https://naturecenter.org/Camp/Camp-Scholarships

Interested in lending a hand to control invasive purple loosestrife? We'll be potting host plants for bio-control beetle...
05/01/2019

Interested in lending a hand to control invasive purple loosestrife? We'll be potting host plants for bio-control beetles from from 11 am to 1 pm on Friday and could use your help! KNC provides Galerucella beetles as a safe and effective method of controlling purple loosestrife. Please RSVP to Anna at [email protected] for details! We'll meet at Heronwood Field Station.

04/26/2019

Due to high winds, the KNC trails are closed this evening, Friday, April 26.

Come out Friday evening for Wildflowers & Wine! Sample a Michigan wine, then take a guided hike to see which blossoms ha...
04/26/2019

Come out Friday evening for Wildflowers & Wine! Sample a Michigan wine, then take a guided hike to see which blossoms have popped up through the forest floor. Program is open to all ages, but wine tasting is for ages 21 & up. Evening admission fees apply, call (269) 381-1574 ext. 0 to register. Meet: Sundial, Visitor Center parking lot.

Kalamazoo Nature Center
04/25/2019

Kalamazoo Nature Center

Kalamazoo Nature Center's cover photo
04/25/2019

Kalamazoo Nature Center's cover photo

The spring wildflowers are in full bloom on the Beech-Maple Trail today with the welcome arrival of the Blue-eyed Marys!...
04/24/2019

The spring wildflowers are in full bloom on the Beech-Maple Trail today with the welcome arrival of the Blue-eyed Marys! Thanks to KNC volunteer Bill Krasean for sharing his find with us.

KNC is a great place to hold your special event this year! Learn more at NatureCenter.org/rentals
04/22/2019

KNC is a great place to hold your special event this year! Learn more at NatureCenter.org/rentals

The Raccoon Run was a success! KNC's Earth Day Celebration is going on now until 4 pm with FREE admission and special ac...
04/20/2019

The Raccoon Run was a success! KNC's Earth Day Celebration is going on now until 4 pm with FREE admission and special activities, including a live birds of prey presentation! Special thanks to Kalsec, a 2019 Earth Day sponsor. https://naturecenter.org/earthday

A big shout out to our Consumers Energy sponsors! Having a great time at KNC’s Earth Day celebration.
04/20/2019

A big shout out to our Consumers Energy sponsors! Having a great time at KNC’s Earth Day celebration.

EARTH DAY ONLY! KNC logo short sleeves will be 20% off! Come snag yours before they fly off the shelves! 🍃
04/19/2019

EARTH DAY ONLY! KNC logo short sleeves will be 20% off! Come snag yours before they fly off the shelves! 🍃

Address

7000 N Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
49009

General information

Members, free admission all year. Non-members: Adult $7, Senior $6, Child $4, Ages 3 and under are free. We are privately-owned and appreciate your support!

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(269) 381-1574

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