Plan your visit at KNC
The Visitor Center is currently closed Mondays and Tuesdays for staff to deep clean the facility each week. See below for details on other locations and current admission rates.
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.
Visitor Center (closed Mondays & Tuesdays) | Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm
The VC will operate at a limited capacity of 50 visitors at a time. Face masks are required for everyone above the age of 3. A Bridge Host will greet visitors to explain expectations before entering the building and to do a quick health screening. Only the upper level will be open to visitors to allow for a high level of regular sanitation.
Nature's Playground | Hours: 9 am - 7 pm daily (water features shut off at 5 pm)
Playground capacity will be 20 visitors at a time, including adults and children. Please limit stay to 60 minutes so all can enjoy. Maintain social distancing between family groups. Face masks highly encouraged. Portable restrooms available but not maintained by KNC. Use playground and restroom facilities at own risk.
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
Evening Admission Rates (5-7:30 pm) | KNC Members free, Non-Members: $5 adult, $4 senior, $3 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.