Frog Welcome to KNC

WELCOME TO THE KALAMAZOO NATURE CENTER!

Please note: The Exhibits Hall and some areas of the Visitor Center are closed for renovations now through March 9.

The Visitor Center is closed March 12 and 13. Grounds are open 9 am – 6 pm.

Thanks for your patience, and be sure to visit Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, coming to KNC March 23! Read more >

MAPLE SUGAR FESTIVAL

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Celebrate the maple sugaring season at KNC’s 59th annual Maple Sugar Festival. Tickets are on sale now with early bird discounts!

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SUMMER CAMP EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Early Bird Registration now open!

KNC Campers enjoy weekly themes, take on new adventures, make new friends, and learn to have a positive impact on the natural world.

Roots of Wisdom

SAVE THE DATE!

Roots of Wisdom Opens March 23
Robin Wall Kimmerer at Chenery Auditorium July 12

Mark your calendars for this highly-anticipated exhibit and Terry Todd International Speaker Series event.

SPONSOR A KNC EVENT IN 2024

Whether your business operates locally, nationally, or globally, a sponsorship places you in front of our 5,600+ membership base and the greater Kalamazoo community. Coming up:

Maple Sugar Festival March 9

Roots of Wisdom Opens March 23

Earth Day Celebration April 20

Raptor Run 5K & Kids Run April 27

Robin Wall Kimmerer July12

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair December 6

Trails

Calendar

Arts

Equity

Adopt an Animal

Careers

Please note:  KNC is a non-profit nature preserve.
Dogs, camping, drones, and firearms are not permitted. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails.

KNC does not accept injured or orphaned animals and is not a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.
If you are concerned about an animal, please seek guidance before moving or touching the animal. Learn more >

Plan your visit

Coming Up Next

Here’s what’s coming up in the next few weeks at KNC! Visit the Calendar >

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Land Acknowledgment

The Kalamazoo Nature Center holds responsibility for over 1,500 acres of land. These properties embody a history of deep historical injustices that have produced inequity in access to nature that continues today. KNC occupies the traditional, ancestral, and contemporary lands of the first peoples, the Anishinaabek. Also known as the Council of the Three Fires, the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Bodewadmi people ceded land in the 1821 Treaty of Chicago and lost lands through forced removal in 1833. Additionally, we acknowledge the complex racial inequity contributing to steep disparities in land access and ownership for Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities. This gives weight to KNC’s charge to our community. We are committed to becoming a KNC led by and in service to all of our community and to honoring our complex history in all we do. We are committed to healing these relationships between people and land in our work.