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!

KNC Trails  |  Open 9 am – 7:30 pm daily
Visitor Center  |  9 am  – 5 pm Monday-Saturday, 1 pm – 5 pm Sunday

Please note: DeLano Trails 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.)

Please note: The main exhibit hall will be closed Monday May 15Friday June 23 to install the new exhibit, opening June 24! Thanks for your patience, we hope you’ll visit FIRE: Rekindling Land and People. Read more >

Trails & Map

Beech Maple Trail in early fall

About KNC

KNC Arboretum


DeLano Homestead

Arts at KNC

Heron Sculpture


Preschool program


Eastern Screech Owl at KNC

Admission Rates

Adults 18-54: $7.00
Adults 55+: $6.00
Ages 4-17: $4.00
3 & Under: Free

Evening Rates

Adults 18-54: $5.00
Adults 55+: $4.00
Ages 4-17: $3.00
3 & Under: Free

Self-Guided Group Rates

Registration is required to qualify for the self-guided 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. Group rates are NOT available for festivals or special events.

Self-Guided Group Rates:

  • Youth Self-Guided Group Tour (daycare groups, etc): $3.50 per child (paid staff and members are free)
  • Adults Self-Guided Group Tour: $5.00 per person
  • Guided Group Tour (up to 25 people): $4.00 per person + $40 program fee

For more information and to schedule your self-guided group, please call (269) 381-1574 x 24 or register for a self-guided group trip here >

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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