Summer Camp starts June 14

Summer Camp starts June 14

KNC Summer Camp registration is now open! Get ready for safe and fun summer with new camps and time-tested traditions.

See the Camps

Thank you for your support.

Thank you for your support.

Your gift can help to provide part of the crucial financial bridge that will carry KNC into the year ahead.

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Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

KNC Trails remain open from 9 am - 7:30 pm daily.

Following recent Michigan mandates, all visitors ages 2 years and up are required to wear masks indoors and outdoors.
KNC'S VISITOR CENTER WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE due to increased risk of COVID-19 in Kalamazoo County.
Programs continue to run with safety precautions in place. Please check the Plan Your Visit page for details.

Please Note: The Cultural Membership Exchange has been moved from May to October due to capacity restrictions at participating organizations. 

Our Hosts are here to help you make the most of your visit to the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Have questions?  Call us at (269) 381-1574 ext. 0. We look forward to seeing you soon!  

Summer Camp

KNC Summer Camp

Come explore under the trees with us this summer. Enjoy our weekly themes and activities, modified with safety in mind. Registration now open!


Scholarship Fund

Give to the Scholarship Fund

In recent years, critical partnerships have allowed us to develop outdoor experiences that serve increasingly diverse cultures. This translates into serving our community more completely than ever. Your support of the KNC Scholarship Fund makes it possible. 



Injured and Orphaned Animals

Spring means baby animals!

Have you spotted a young animal on your hike or your backyard? Please remember that many baby animals spend most of their day alone, waiting for their mothers to return. If you are concerned about an injured or orphaned animal, please contact a licensed rehabilitator before moving, touching or otherwise handling the animal.


Gift Packages

Give the Gift of Nature this Mother's Day

KNC's "Gifts of Nature" include membership, curated gift packages, animal adoptions, NEW trail adoptions and more. Check out our Gifts of Nature Catalog for all the options.




Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Arts at KNC


Adopt an Animal





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