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Learning Garden at DeLano FarmsWelcome to DeLano Farms!

Located at 555 West E Avenue. DeLano Farms is the western portion of the Kalamazoo Nature Center's 1100 acres. This working educational farm features learning gardens, summer time farmyard animals and  a U pick field (registration required; learn more and register for DeLano Farms U-Pick here).

DeLano Farms is home to chickens and goats year round and sits on the 1800’s homestead of the DeLano family, who settled on this spot in 1858. A log cabin and other historical structures can be seen when walking the many miles of beautiful trails.  

The focus of the farm is to get people out into the land in a responsible way. We strive to educate on the importance of historical knowledge and its continued use and understanding to create a sustainable future for generations to come. 

Classroom learning opportunities can be found on the school programs portion of our website, but include topics such as Michigan's rich cultural history, land use, farm ecology, Michigan's resources, plant parts, where our food comes from, and farmyard friends. 

Public Programs range from festivals to cooking demos and fun for all ages, including our Wednesday morning at the farm program geared toward preschool through middle school. See the Calendar for upcoming programs.

Farm Camp is also offered for your little ones who love to play in the dirt and grow their own veggies! Please visit Camp for details and to register. 

Admission & Hours:

Your visit to the Farm is included with regular KNC admission. Program fees are separate from admission price. From June - August the Farmyard animal area is open from 10am - 4pm Monday-Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays. During the rest of the year general KNC hours apply.

 

Coming Up

Festivals*:

3/10 & 3/11 Maple Sugar Festival    
9/23 Fall Festival 
12/2  Holidays at the Homestead

Farmyard Wednesdays
10 am - Noon:

6/6: Spring into the Farm!                                          
6/13:Cockadoodle Day                                                
6/20: Cow, Cow Cachow                                              
6/27: Pollinators Paradise  
7/11: Rabbit Romp 
7/18: Wild Neighbors 
7/25: Mid-Summer Celebration 
8/1: Dog Days of Summer 
8/8: Tractor Day 
8/15: Grinning goats and little lambs 
8/22: Pony Parade 
8/29: Farewell Farm Friends Picnic

* for admission prices and program pricing, see the Calendar 

DeLano Homestead

DeLano Homestead

Summer Farmyard

Summer Farmyard

Pioneer Maple Sugaring

Pioneer Maple Sugaring

Inside the Homestead

Inside the Homestead

Wagon Ride at Fall Fest

Wagon Ride at Fall Fest

Directions to DeLano Farms