Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

KNC Holiday closures are as follows: December 15-17, December 24-25, and January 1.

Squirrel with candy caneGive the Gift of Nature this holiday season!

Gift Memberships    Membership is a gift far all seasons! Starting at $30, there's a membership for every type of household.  Visit the Membership page for details.

Animal Adoptions  ♦  Ambassador animal adoptions help support KNC's animal care program. Adoptions start at $25, with optional meet & greets available for a small additional fee. Adopt online...

KNC Gift Certificates  ♦  Available in any amount, a KNC gift certificate can be used for merchandise at Trailhead Gifts & Books, public programs and workshops, camps, facility rentals, and more!  Call Guest Services at (269) 381-1574 x 0 or stop by the Visitor Center.

Winter on the Ridge Run Trail

Winter Discovery Programs

December 26-28, January 2-4

Have a wonderful holiday break at KNC!  Drop in at the Visitor Center for different programs and activities each day.


20/20 Photography Invitational


KNC is Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2020!

Photographers are invited to submit their best photographic images from KNC for inclusion in the 2020 Anniversary Calendar! 



Winter Camp

Winter Camp

December 31 - January 4

Registration is now open for an awesome winter break experience! Campers will have a great time hiking, exploring, and enjoying all that winter has to offer.


Fall Appeal at KNC

Donate to the Annual 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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Adopt an Animal


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