Hummingbird Butterfly Garden in Summer

Rent a space at the Kalamazoo Nature Center

There's a room with a view for every event!

The Kalamazoo Nature Center's Visitor Center was designed by eminent 20th century architect Alden B. Dow and features interactive exhibits and green technology.  The main KNC campus is located on 1,100 acres of rolling hills with a variety of habitats including mature beech-maple forests, wetlands and prairies, within a short walk from the meeting rooms.  

Whether you are planning a wedding, memorial, corporate function, graduation party, or business retreat, KNC has a variety of scenic indoor and outdoor venues just ten minutes from downtown Kalamazoo!   We also have venues available for corporate and non-profit organizations, including Heronwood Field Station in Alamo Township.

Watch an interview with Martha Parfet about Alden B. Dow and choosing the location of the Visitor Center!

Questions about renting at KNC? Contact Rose at (269) 381-1574 ext. 37, or see our Frequently Asked Questions.  Thanks for your interest!


Glen Vista Gallery Event

Indoor Venues

KNC's indoor venue options range from intimate spaces featuring amazing, floor to ceiling views of Cooper's Glen to large, multi-use rooms perfect for a luncheon or reception.


Arboretum in Spring

Outdoor Venues

Whether you choose to hold your event among the trees of the Beech Maple forest, or in an open-air amphitheater nestled on a grassy hillside, KNC has an outdoor space that will fit your needs. 


Flowers in bloom

Rental Packages

Special events packages include outdoor and indoor spaces, rehearsal time, and evening rates.  


Corporate Rental Spaces at KNC

Corporate & Non-Profit Rentals

Whether you are looking to get away for an hour or all day, your corporate team will appreciate a visit to the Kalamazoo Nature Center.


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Contact the Events Manager

We look forward to working with you to create an amazing event!

Contact Events Manager Rose Norwood at:


(269) 381-1574 ext. 37