Hours & Admission

Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!
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9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
Grounds open daily from 9am - 7:30pm
Visit our Trails

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.

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Call for Artists and Vendors for the Buy Local Art & Gift Fair December 11 & 12
Learn more here

Nature's Playground
Have a great time exploring, splashing, and climbing at Nature's Playground, located in the Arboretum!  Bring a picnic lunch (and a towel) for an amazing afternoon adventure.  
Summer Hours (through Labor Day): 
Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, 1-5 pm

Summer Camp is Here!
Register now for for amazing adventures at KNC Camp, from My First Nature Camp to Teen Adventures!  Camp is filling up fast for summer;  Learn more & register...

Family Campout
Saturday, August 29, 5 pm to Sunday, August 30, 12 pm
Experience the excitement of a campout with KNC Camp!  Enjoy food cooked over the campfire, go on a night hike in search of owls and constellations, sleep under the stars, and wake up to a morning naturalist program.  Try your hand at archery, create natural art, play games, and make exploring the outdoors a family affair!  Learn more and register online at KNCCamp.org.  Make it a weekend and stick around after Family Camp for ...

Mud Fest!
Sunday, August 30, 12-6 pm
Dig in to the giant mud pit, have a blast in Nature's Playground, zoom down the giant slip 'n slide, enjoy some cool ice cream and fun learning stations.  Soar through the trees like a bird by giving the zip line a try!  Getting dirty never felt so good!
Admission to Mud Fest is free with general KNC admission; guest passes are not valid for special events. Additional fee required for zip line (must be 4th grade and up).

Call for Artists

Attention Local Artisans!
Buy Local Art & Gift Fair Call for Artists now through August 15

We are now accepting submissions for artists to take part in KNC's annual Buy Local Art & Gift Fair.
This celebration of local artists and goods inspired by nature takes place on Saturday, December 12 from 9 am - 4 pm with a special invitation-only KNC Member event on Friday, December 11 from 6-8 pm.

Artists will be selected for participation based on the diversity and quality of work they bring to the Fair. For more information and to apply, learn more here...

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