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Explore Nature's Playground

Explore Nature's Playground

Now open daily this summer, located in the Arboretum.

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Butterfly Field Trips

Butterfly Field Trips

Meet experts from the Michigan Butterfly Network at local preserves to search for butterflies in the field.


Welcome to the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

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

KNC's Visitor Center Re-opens Wednesday, June 23!

Welcome back! The following upper-level spaces will be accessible: Expedition Station, Glen Vista Gallery, Trailhead Gifts & Books, restrooms, and Sun Rain Room. The Exhibits Hall will remain closed for renovations. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks while inside if they are not vaccinated. Participants in KNC programs are required to wear masks while indoors.

Visitor Center Hours:  Saturday-Friday, 9am-5pm, Sunday, 1pm-5pm. The Visitor Center is closed Mondays & Tuesdays.

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

Check out our NEW Young Farmers Camps! Enjoy all the weekly themes and activities, modified with safety in mind.

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Juneteenth Celebration

In honor of Juneteenth,  KNC will offer free admission for the month of June as a way to celebrate freedom and share the healing and nourishment that nature can provide. Our grounds offer a refuge of peace and quiet, a green place where families can gather to wander our many trails. 

To receive free admission from June 1 to June 30, simply tell our Welcome Station staff that you’re here to honor Juneteenth!

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Scholarship Fund

Give to the Scholarship Fund

In recent years, critical partnerships have allowed us to develop outdoor experiences that serve increasingly diverse cultures. Your support of the KNC Scholarship Fund makes it possible. 


Blue Eyed Marys

Gifts of Nature

From dads to grads, there are gifts of nature for everyone this summer!

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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.

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