Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Farmtober Fest

Farmtober Fest

Saturday, October 6, Noon - 7 pm

Celebrate the harvest season by enjoying all that DeLano Farms has to offer! Visit KNC’s DeLano Farms for music, horse drawn wagon rides, arts & crafts vendor, food and spirits, and fun activities for all ages.


Monarch Tagging

Monarch Walk & Tagging

Tuesdays in September, 2-4 pm

Join biologists from the Michigan Butterfly Network on a special butterfly walk each Tuesday, weather permitting. Meet at the picnic tables in the Arboretum!


Dr. Dorceta Taylor

Dorceta Taylor, Ph.D.: Nature Protection, Inclusion, and Equality

Thursday, October 11, 7 pm

Dr. Dorceta Taylor, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability, will explore some of the origins of nature protection in America as well as historical and contemporary gender, class, and racial dynamics in nature protection around the country. 


Monarch ready to emerge

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Your tax-deductible donation provides critical operating support so that everyone in our community can experience the passion, thrill, and excitement that comes with meaningful connections to the natural world.




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