KNC Trails open 9 am - 7:30 pm

Admission will be on a first-come, first-served basis as we operate at limited capacity for the safety of all. Please enjoy KNC trails safely, practicing social distancing, during our shared experience of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Admission Rates: KNC Members free; Non-members: Adult $5, Senior $4, Children 4-17 $3, 3 and under free
Safe and easy pre-paid admission available now! Purchase admission here.

Please note: KNC’s Visitor Center, DeLano Farms Trails and facilities, Nature’s Playground, Arboretum Picnic Area, and all drinking fountains remain closed. On-site portable restrooms are not maintained by KNC and discretion is advised.

Visit KNC's NATURE NOW page and social media for ways to connect with nature from home and in your own backyard.

River Walk trail

Plan your visit to KNC!

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.

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!


Program 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. 


Trails & Map

About KNC


Adopt an Animal

Become a Member