The Visitor Center is closed Wednesday, June 29, for Sun Rain Room renovations. Trails and grounds are open from 9 am – 7:30 pm.

Urban Nature Park is currently closed to the public as site cleanup continues. Read more >

Campers at River

Summer Camp: now through August 12

Register now for a summer full of adventure, excitement, and fun! Weekly Camps are going on now for Age 4 – Grade 8.

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Regenerative Agriculture Mini Series

Saturdays, July 2 & 16

Explore the DeLano Homestead and Farms to dig into the history and future of regenerative agriculture. Register for one or both programs.

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Farm to Table Dinner

Dinner on the Farm

Thursday, August 25, 5:30 pm

Enjoy the season’s bounty and beauty at its peak at a unique, artisan long table dinner set in DeLano Farms’ beautiful garden fields.

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Visitor Center
Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Open daily 9 am – 7:30 pm

Masks are recommended, but not required, inside the Visitor Center. Masks are required in the KNC Camp Barn during youth programs for ages 3 and over.

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Buy Local Art and Gift Fair

Call for Artists:
Buy Local Art & Gift Fair

Attention, area artisans! The Buy Local Art & Gift Fair will be held December 3, 2022 at KNC is a celebration of local artists and goods inspired by nature. Apply online by September 30.

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Summer Farm Club

6-week sessions start Wednesday, July 20

Kids will sow, tend, and harvest plants in the CSA garden. They’ll also help care for the birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians in KNC’s menagerie.

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Interacting with Wildlife

Have you come across a young, injured, or abandoned animal? Learn more >

Please note: The Kalamazoo Nature Center does not accept injured or orphaned animals and is not a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

KNC Mission

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to create relationships & experiences that welcome and inspire people to discover, enjoy, value, and care for nature.

KNC envisions a resilient community where all people have strong interconnections with the natural world.

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Week-at-a-glance Calendar of events

We hope you enjoy our new weekly calendar. Check out the full calendar for all the upcoming events and programs for all ages and to register for programs.

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Adopt an Animal


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.

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Thanks to KNC’s 2022 corporate sponsor: