Fall on Beech Maple Trail

Plan your visit to KNC - we're open all year!

There is always something new to do at the Kalamazoo Nature Center with featured programs every month for kids and adults. Our award-winning exhibits show you a new perspective on the world around you. Of course, the most special feature of all are the 14+ miles of hiking trails that wind through some of the most special habitats in Michigan. Our  Hosts are here to help you make the most of your visit to the Kalamazoo Nature Center. Have accessibility questions?  Call us at (269) 381-1574 ext. 0.

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.

Admission: $7/adult, $6/senior, $4/children 4-17, 3 & under free  |  Admission is free for members! 
Evening Admission: $5/adult, $4/senior, $3/children 4-17, 3 & under free

Visitor Center Hours: Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm  |  Sunday 1-5pm
Grounds open 9 am - 6:00 pm daily

greAT horned  owl

Programs & Events

We have programming and events throughout the yearor for all ages and interests. Take a guided hike, get an up-close look at a bird of prey, and enjoy one of our many special events!


Spring peeper on branch

Frequently Asked Questions

From where to eat to what to bring, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to make your day a wonderful one at KNC, or give our Guest Services hosts a call at (269) 381-1574 ext. 0.


Heron sculpture at KNC

Arts at KNC

Whether it's supporting local artists at the Buy Local Art & Gift Fair, taking part in a workshop, or exploring sculpture in the Arboretum, there's always something to see at KNC!


KNC Backpacks

Reciprocal Program

The ANCA Reciprocal Network is a group of nature centers that offer free or discounted admission and/or gift store and program purchases. More than 180 centers participate in this program.


Trails & Map

About KNC


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