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New Membership Options!

New Membership Options!

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

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KNC Featured in Encore Magazine

KNC Featured in Encore Magazine

Read the article in Encore as KNC celebrates 60 years!

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Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

DragonflyPlease check the Plan Your Visit page for details on the following activities at KNC, including capacity and social distancing requirements. 
Safe and easy pre-paid admission available now for daily passes!

KNC Trails |  Hours: 9 am - 6 pm 
Visitor Center (closed Mondays & Tuesdays)  |  Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm  |  Masks are required.
Please note: New Dashboard Day Pass Required for Delano Trails  | Visitor access to Delano Trails is limited to those who have received a Dashboard Day Pass from the KNC Visitor Center.

September Newsletter

Fall Programs at KNC

Join us for socially-distanced, outdoor programs like a Candlelight Night Hike, Birds of Prey Photo Shoot, and Preschool & Elementary Explorers. All programs have small enrollment limits and adhere to safety guidelines.




Adopt an Animal

Adopt an Animal

Support KNC's animal ambassadors with a symbolic animal adoption. Adopt an opossum, a bird of prey, or another KNC favorite! Now offering socially distanced and virtual Meet & Greets with the animals, adopting makes a great gift for the upcoming holiday season.


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 memberships continue to receive free admission and other great benefits! 


Black Throated Blue and White Warblers

Saturday, October 23, 9 am

Fee: $5/Member, $7/Non-Member
Register at Register@NatureCenter.org

This fall marks the 47th consecutive year KNC’s Kalamazoo Valley Bird Observatory (KVBO) will capture and band migrating songbirds. We invite you to get an up close tour of this incredible project! Meet: KNC Banding Barn near the Camp Barn  This program is weather dependent.  

Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Arts at KNC


Adopt an Animal


Southwest Michigan Sustainable Business Forum



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

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