Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your support.

Your gift can help keep KNC open, engaging, and welcoming for all during these trying times.

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Sign up for Summer Camp!

Sign up for Summer Camp!

Our goal is to safely provide fun, educational experiences in a natural setting! 

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New Membership Options!

New Membership Options!

Check out the new membership levels, from Individual to Grandparent & Household Combos!

Become a Member  

Virtual Anniversary Run coming in October!

Virtual Anniversary Run coming in October!

Register for the virtual 5K Anniversary Run or 1K Raccoon Run!

Details & Register  

Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Please check the Plan Your Visit page for details on the following activities at KNC, including capacity and social distancing requirements. 

KNC Trails |  Hours: 9 am - 7:30 pm daily  

Visitor Center (closed Mondays & Tuesdays)  |  Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm  |  Masks are required for everyone over the age of 3.

Nature's Playground  |  Hours: 9 am - 7 pm daily (water features shut off at 5 pm)

DeLano Trails  |  Hours: 9 am - 6 pm daily  |  Please note: New Dashboard Day Pass Required  Visitor access to Delano Trails is limited to those who have received a Dashboard Day Pass from the KNC Welcome Station. Details on the Plan Your Visit page.

Safe and easy pre-paid admission available now for daily passes!

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.

Plan Your Visit to KNC

60th Anniversary Logo

Virtual 5K & Kids' Raccoon Run coming in October

Register for the KNC Anniversary Run to celebrate our 60th Anniversary! 



KNC Camp

Summer Mini-Camps

Children need fun, in-person, educational experiences now more than ever! Our goal is to safely provide those experiences in a natural setting.



Membership at KNC

New Membership Options

You asked, we listened. From a "Plus One" membership add on to special memberships like Photography and Non-profit, there's a membership for everyone. Now offering military, 55+, and financial assistance. All supporting and patron memberships continue to receive free admission and other great benefits! 


July Programs at KNC

August Programs at KNC

Join us for a digital program, or onsite for socially-distanced, outdoor programs like Mindfulness Mondays, Canoeing the Kalamazoo River, and Zipline Canopy Tours. All programs have small enrollment limits and adhere to safety guidelines.




Trails & Map

Arts at KNC


Adopt an Animal


Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum

KNC's Policy to Promote Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion