Here are just a few of the many programs coming up at KNC – check out the Calendar for full details and registration. Please check the Plan Your Visit page for hours and visiting KNC safely, including social distancing and mask requirements.

Financial Assistance  |  We are grateful to a KNC donor community that believes everyone should have the chance to enjoy and learn from outdoor experiences. Our donors make it possible for KNC to minimize financial barriers that would otherwise limit access to KNC programs. Apply for financial assistance during program or event registration or email .

Current Exhibits

Up in the Air: Birds Navigating the AnthropoceneUp in the Air: Birds Navigating the Anthropocene

Opens in the KNC Exhibits Hall September 9

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Going, going, gone

Going, Going, Gone
by Kristina Sheufelt

Now Open in the Glen Vista Gallery

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Save the date for these annual events:

Maple Sugaring

Maple Sugar Festival

Saturday, March 11, 2023
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Kids Raccoon Run

Earth Day 5K & Kids’ Raccoon Run

Saturday, April 22, 2023
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Kids at Zugunruhe


September 10, 2022
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Buy Local Art and Gift Fair

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Saturday, December 3, 2022

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Partner Programs

The following programs are held by community partners at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Please visit their websites for details.


Kalamazoo Astronomical Society    Details at

KAS Public Observing Sessions
Fee: Admission is free, no registration required. Visit the KAS website for weather cancellations prior to each session.
Meet: KNC Arboretum near Nature’s Playground
The KAS invites you to a pleasant evening under nature’s grandest spectacle – the universe itself. Telescopes of all shapes and sizes will be set up near Owl Observatory in the Arboretum. Do you have a telescope you’d like to learn more about? KAS members will be on hand at the start of each session for a free Telescope Clinic!