Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

We hope you'll take part in the Cultural Membership Exchange in May!  This great membership between Air Zoo, Binder Park Zoo, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Nature Center, and the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary & Manor House allows FREE admission in May to any organization - just show your valid KNC membership card and ID!    BECOME A MEMBER

Reaching for Zero Summit

Reaching for Zero Summit 
Wednesday, June 20, 8 am - 6 pm

Reaching for Zero is a summit promoting widespread adoption of net zero energy building design and construction. The Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and U.S. Green Building Council West Michigan Chapter invite change makers of all disciplines to attend this one-day event at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center.


Camp Registration is now open

Register for Summer Camp!

Spring Camp is coming up April 2-6.  Register now for Summer Camp and receive early bird discounts.  A spring and summer of adventure awaits! Check out all the camps and learn more about KNC's exciting camps for Age 3 - Grade 10.


Pest to Pesto II Cover

Pest to Pesto II

KNC’s newest cookbook features recipes using garlic mustard — an invasive, edible herb that has overtaken many woodland habitats. The purpose is to educate and draw attention to this invasive species in a fun, informative, and delicious way. Pick up a copy at KNC's Trailhead Books & Gifts, or online!


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Donate to the Spring Appeal

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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Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum