Welcome to KNC


Monday-Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
Grounds open daily from 9am - 7:30pm
Visit the Trails

Daily Admission Rates
Members: Free
Adults: $7/Seniors $6
Children & Students (4-17) $4
Children 3 & Under: Free

Evening Admission Rates
Members: Free
Adults: $5/Seniors $4
Children & Students (4-17) $2
Children 3 & Under: Free

What's the weather?
Check the Enviro-weather station located in KNC's Willard Rose Prairie.


Major Land Donation Received by KNC from Kalamazoo Native Jon Stryker

The Kalamazoo Nature Center announced that it will receive a generous donation of land from Kalamazoo native and global philanthropist Jon Stryker.  The gift includes a 22-acre plot running along the West Fork of Portage Creek in Kalamazoo, and borders the grounds of Kalamazoo Nature Center’s Nature’s Way Preschool facility.located  on nine acres off Oakland Drive at Kilgore.  Learn more here...

Michigan Conservation Stewards Program

September 8 - October 13
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program is a leader training program for volunteers interested in learning science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help improve Michigan communities. Through participation in this program, you will learn essential strategies to help restore and conserve ecosystems in Kalamazoo County and throughout Michigan.  Learn more and register here... 

Green Living Series: Cultivating Mushrooms

Sunday, September 20, 2-4:30 pm
Has the shade in your yard left you wanting more from your garden? Don’t fret about all that shade; instead, learn how to use the shady parts of your yard to grow delicious, health promoting mushrooms.  Learn all of the basics of fungi farming from our gardening expert, Scott Weber, while creating mushroom beds and logs.  Each participant will leave with the confidence and supplies needed to start growing mushrooms today. Meet: DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue  
Workshop Fee: $40/members, $50/non-members. Registration and payment required by Wednesday, September 16.  Register Here...

Pollinators Conference: Perils & Possibilities - Registration now open!

Saturday, October 10, 8:30 am - 5 pm
KNC and the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones will unite pollinator and garden specialists to talk to our community about the problems our pollinators face and the many actions you can take to help them.  Learn more and register here...

This Week at KNC

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Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557