Coming Up

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Register for Programs & Events

Check out the programs below for all ages! Please check the Plan Your Visit page for details on facility and grounds hours and visiting KNC safely, including capacity limits, social distancing and mask requirements. Check out the Calendar page for a month-by-month view of all KNC programs.

Program Registration: 
KNC programs are only being held if we meet a minimum number of participants. Until the minimum registration is met, you will be waitlisted. Once we hit our minimum registration you will be removed from the waitlist and receive an email to complete your registration. During registration, you will be asked to acknowledge KNC's Participant Expectations.

Program Fees:
Admission is included in each program fee. Financial assistance is available. Email Jen Rice at jrice@naturecenter.org.

Program participant minimums & maximums:
Invite your friends! Participant minimums must be reached to run each KNC program. In addition, program registration will be limited to 10 participants for children's programs (8th grade and younger), 15 participants for high school programs, or 25 participants for adult and family programs.

For details on the programs below, click on the photo or register button for more information.

Preschool Explorers

Tuesdays at 10 am
Non-member $6/child, Member $4/child, adults free. Admission is included in registration fee. 

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MiBN Field Trips

Michigan Butterfly NetworkMiBN FIELD TRIPS 
Join KNC staff on guided butterfly hikes through some of our local natural areas! 

Paw Paw Prairie Fen  Wednesday, June 23   
DeLano Farm   Friday, July 9 
Emma Pitcher Prairie   Monday, July 19 
Habitat Haven  Saturday, August 14  
Willard Rose Prairie   Thursday, August 26  

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Common buckeye (Junonia coenia) by Bill Krasean

Kids at creek


New program for 3-8 year old unique learners and children with special needs

8-week sessions begin Tuesday, September 7

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Popular program for young children, 3 years and under, and a caregiver, led by a Nature's Way Preschool teaher.

6-week session begins August 25

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Summer Farm Club

S1: June 9 – July 14 | S2: July 21 – August 25 
Members $170, Non-Members $180. For ages 5-12

Note: Summer Farm Club is full, but there is still space available in weekly Young Farmers Camps! Learn more here.

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Special Programs

Behind the Scenes of Animal Care OpossumBEHIND THE SCENES OF ANIMAL CARE
Times vary
: $50/Member, $75/Non-Member
Email: register@NatureCenter.org

Register your child for a fun-filled exploration of wildlife care! Assist with the daily tasks of an Animal Caretaker. Must be 8 years old and up to participate; children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission included in program fee). Masks are required and COVID safety precautions are observed.
This  two-hour experience includes:  Behind the scenes tour of Animal Care  |  Feeding, cleaning, and watering animals  |  Photo with an animal ambassador

Critter Call with an OwlCRITTER CALLS

Are you looking to add some fun to your next virtual company meeting?  Add one of our Wild Animal Ambassadors to your next virtual work meeting, family get together or even a party! We are ready to customize a fun, virtual experience everyone will enjoy and remember.  Select animals are accompanied by an educator that can answer questions and share fun facts about your cameo guest.  Just choose your animal and we will make this customizable online experience a meeting to remember!