Programs at Kalamazoo Nature Center

Programs & Events

Due to Governor Whitmer’s executive order, KNC offices, facilities and grounds are closed to the public through April 13. Be sure to check in regularly to KNC's Nature Now page and social media for ways to connect with nature from home and in your own backyard.

Maple Sugar Festival

Special Events

We celebrate the changing seasons with fun and educational programs and invite you to visit one or all of the special events held throughout the year, from Maple Sugar Festival in March to Buy Local Art & Gift Fair in December!


Boomers and Beyond

Programs Geared for Adults

From birding to backyard gardens, KNC offers a wide variety of programming designed with adults in mind.  Topics vary seasonally.  Learn more about these exciting and informative programs below, or visit our Calendar for upcoming dates and special events!


Early childhood programs

Early Childhood Programs

Explore nature with your preschoolers and todllers! These engaging programs provide up close interactions with animals and time spent out on the trails. Some programs, like Stroller Strolls, are seasonal, and some are held year-round.


Citizen Science at KNC

Citizen Science

Wild about butterflies?  Interested in bird banding?  KNC offers a wide variety of scientific projects that volunteers can become involved in. We welcome groups and individuals of all ages and experience levels to join us in our conservation efforts.


Family program guided hike

Family Programs

Get up close and learn about the natural world with these fun and informative programs for the whole family! We hold special programs throughout the week, such as guided hikes and creature features, and include a 2 pm program each Sunday.


Register for a program at KNC

Register for a Program

Some KNC and partner programs, workshops, and events require pre-registration and payment. To register for a specific program, visit the page here or call (269) 381-1574 ext. 0 to register with Guest Services.


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