It’s a great day to visit the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

There is always something new to do at KNC 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 KNC. Have questions?  Call us at (269) 381-1574 ext. 0 or send us a message. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Visitor Center  |  Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm

Trails  |  Open daily 9 am – 6 pm

Masks are required inside all KNC buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for ages 3 and over. Program participants will be asked to sign a COVID-19 waiver during registration; learn more about our Safety Guidelines below.

Trails & Map

Beech Maple Trail in early fall

About KNC

KNC Arboretum


DeLano Homestead

Arts at KNC

Heron Sculpture


Kids at Zugunruhe


Eastern Screech Owl at KNC


KNC Trails  |  Open 9 am – 6 pm daily
Visitor Center  |  9 am  – 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday

Masks are required inside all KNC buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for everyone ages 3 and over.

DeLano Trails  |  Open 9 am – 6 pm daily

Please note: New Dashboard Day Pass Required  To access DeLano Trails, please check in at the KNC Welcome Station to pick up a Dashboard Day Pass. 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 helps 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

Adults (ages 18-54) $7.00
Seniors (55+) $6.00
Children (4-17) $4.00
Children (3 & Under) Free

Evening Rates

Adults (ages 18-54) $5.00
Seniors (55+) $4.00
Children (4-17) $3.00
Children (3 & Under) Free

Group Rates

  • Youth Self-Guided Group Tour (daycare groups, etc): $3.00 per child (paid staff and members are free)
  • Adults Self-Guided Group Tour: $4.00 per person
  • Guided Group Tour (up to 25 people): $4.00 per person + $30 program fee

To qualify for the group rate there must be a minimum of 10 people who are part of an organized group. The minimum fee is charged if fewer than 10 people come. ($30 for a children’s group and $40 for an adult group). Group rates are NOT available for festivals or special events. Please call (269) 381-1574 x24 to register seven days in advance of your visit.

Safety Guidelines

When registering for and/or attending a public program, please keep KNC’s expectations in mind:

  • Staff and visitors must practice social distancing at all times, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Masks are required while inside, regardless of vaccination status, for everyone ages 3 and over.
  • Children ages 3 – 11 are required to wear masks at all programming, both indoors and outdoors. Although not required, we encourage adults to mask at children’s programs as a good example for young participants.
  • KNC staff and visitors must wear masks where social distancing cannot be observed at outdoor programs.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in all buildings and at all programs, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Prior to arriving at KNC, participants should monitor their health for signs of COVID-19. If you show any signs of illness, please stay home.
  • In the case of inclement weather, outdoor programs may be cancelled.
Two raccoons in a tree

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.

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