Coming up at KNC:  Earth Day Saturday, April 21

Sign up for the Earth Day 5K & Kids' Raccoon Run by April 10 for an official run shirt!

Raccoon Runners at Earth Day

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 21, 9 am - 5 pm

Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center for FREE admission day and special activities!  Registration is now open for the Earth Day 5K & Kids Raccoon RunSponsorships are also available for this exciting event.


Camp Registration is now open

Register for Spring & Summer Camps!

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.


Urban Nature Park

Visit the NEW Urban Nature Park!

The Urban Nature Park is a 4-acre natural area in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, located on East Michigan Avenue just across from Maru and Hopcat. A paved hiking and biking trail leads to a scenic overlook of Portage Creek. There is no fee for entrance, and free parking is available!




Glen Vista Gallery

Call for Artists | Glen Vista Gallery Exhibitions

Connect people with nature through art! Local and regional artists are invited to submit their nature-related, two-dimensional artwork for review. The Glen Vista Gallery is a space where visitors are inspired by the art on the walls and the beauty of the forest beyond the windows.


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Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum