River Walk trail

KNC's Visitor Center will be closed until further notice.
Grounds remain fully open, and public programs continue as they are held in outdoor settings. 

Plan your visit at KNC

There is always something new to do at the Kalamazoo Nature Center with featured programs every month for kids and adults. Over 14 miles of hiking trails 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 questions?  Call us at (269) 381-1574 ext. 0. We look forward to seeing you soon!  

Safe and easy pre-paid admission available now! Purchase admission here.

DeLano Trails  |  Hours: 9 am - 6 pm daily

Please note: New Dashboard Day Pass Required  Visitor access to Delano Trails is limited to those who have received a Dashboard Day Pass from the KNC Welcome Station. Members and paying guests must check in at the Welcome Station (7000 N. Westnedge Ave.) The Day Pass MUST be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard for ease of viewing by KNC staff. This new procedure will help KNC better monitor KNC property. Please check the DeLano Kiosk Map for temporary trail/spur closures. These closures are designed for the safety of our Farm staff and operations

Admission Rates  |  KNC Members free, Non-Members: $7 adult, $6 senior, $4 children 4-17, 3 and under free

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.

Plan Your Visit to KNC

Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Get ready for a great day at KNC! From what to bring to what to do, learn more about accessibility, KNC locations, animal ambassadors, and more.


Beech Maple Trail

KNC Trails

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is home to miles of trails winding through woods, wetlands, and prairies ranging from easy to difficult. Some trails are wheelchair and stroller friendly. 


DeLano Farms


KNC is home to miles of hiking trails, an award-winning Visitor Center, and a wide variety of programs. We also have a number of other locations for hiking, programs, and rentals, from DeLano Farms to the new Urban Nature Park in downtown Kalamazoo!


Programs at KNC

Programs & Events

We have programming and events throughout the year for 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! 




About KNC

KNC celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2020! Learn more about KNC's history, meet the Board, and learn about the future of sustainability at KNC.


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!


ANCA Membership

Reciprocal Program

 The ANCA Reciprocal Network is a group of over 180 nature centers that offer free or discounted admission. ANCA nature center members receive free admission to KNC. Note: ANCA reciprocal membership is not valid on special events (Maple Sugar Festival, etc) or for the May Cultural Membership Exchange.