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Register for Programs & Events

Check out the programs below for all ages! Please check the Plan Your Visit page for details on facility and grounds hours and visiting KNC safely, including capacity limits, social distancing and mask requirements. Check out the Calendar page for a month-by-month view of all KNC programs.

Program Registration: 
KNC programs are only being held if we meet a minimum number of participants. Until the minimum registration is met, you will be waitlisted. Once we hit our minimum registration you will be removed from the waitlist and receive an email to complete your registration.

Program Fees:
Admission is included in each program fee. Financial assistance is available. Email Jen Rice at jrice@naturecenter.org.

Program participant minimums & maximums:
Invite your friends! Participant minimums must be reached to run each KNC program. In addition, program registration will be limited to 10 participants for children's programs (8th grade and younger), 15 participants for high school programs, or 25 participants for adult and family programs.

For details on the programs below, click on the photo or register button for more information.


Community Emergence Series

Community Emergence Series 

The Community Emergence Program Series is offered by the Kalamazoo Nature CenterONEPlace at Kalamazoo Public Library, and Rootead Enrichment Center. Many of the programs in this series will be free, including the virtual talk by adrienne maree brown, Author of  "Emergent Strategy". 

This series is inspired by adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy. Her concept of emergence is a framework for interacting with self, others, and our planet that mimics patterns found in nature. Communities across the globe have experienced stress caused by the COVID-19 and racial reckoning.  How do we emerge from these challenging times? What is the role of nature in our emergence? These programs offer a call to listen.  They are an invitation to imagine collective community solutions.  Presented by the Terry Todd International Speaker Series

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Monarch Tagging

Monarch Tagging

Monarch Tagging Days

Thursdays in September, 1:30-3:30 pm
Member $20/Non-member $24

Join researchers from KNC's Michigan Butterfly Network (MiBN) as they tag monarch butterflies. 

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Preschool Explorers

Preschool Explorer

Preschool Explorers 
Tuesdays at 10 am
Non-member $6/child, Member $4/child, adults free. Admission is included in registration fee. 

Register Here

Candlelight Hike

Candlelight Night Hike

Candlelight Night Hike
Wednesday, October 20, 7-9 pm
Non-member $10/adult, $7/children 3-17, Member $7, $4/children 3-17, . Admission is included in registration fee. 

The popular Candlelight Night Hike returns for the Hunter Moon in October!

Details & Register Here

Kids' Night Out

Kids Night Out

Kids' Night Out
Fridays, September 17, October 8, & November 12, 6-8 pm

Fee: Member $20, Non-Member $25, $10 per Additional Child (Member or Non-Member)

Drop your kids off at KNC and enjoy some time to yourself! KNC will provide outdoor activities including a hike, a campfire, and s’mores. 

September's program will take place at the DeLano Homestead!

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Monarch Tagging

Prairie Photo: Bill Krasean

Fall Color Golf Cart Tour

Sunday, October 9, 10 am, 11:15 am, 12:30 pm, 1:45 pm, & 3 pm start times
Member $5/Non-member $10/Non-member Senior $9

If you have limited mobility, touring KNC's Habitat Haven Trail by golf cart is a great way to enjoy the season!

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Fall prairie by Bill Krasean

Sprouts & Woodland Wonders

Kids at creek

Woodland Wonders

New program for 3-9 year old unique learners and children with special needs

8-week sessions begin Tuesday, September 7

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Special Programs

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care OpossumBEHIND THE SCENES OF ANIMAL CARE
Times vary
: $50/Member, $75/Non-Member
Email: register@NatureCenter.org

Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Must be 8 years old and up to participate; children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission included in program fee). Masks are required and COVID safety precautions are observed.
This  two-hour experience includes:  Behind the scenes tour of Animal Care  |  Feeding, cleaning, and watering animals  |  Photo with an animal ambassador

Critter Call with an OwlCRITTER CALLS

Are you looking to add some fun to your next virtual company meeting?  Add one of our Wild Animal Ambassadors to your next virtual work meeting, family get together or even a party! We are ready to customize a fun, virtual experience everyone will enjoy and remember.  Select animals are accompanied by an educator that can answer questions and share fun facts about your cameo guest.  Just choose your animal and we will make this customizable online experience a meeting to remember!