Welcome to KNC


Monday-Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
Visit the Trails

Daily Admission Rates
Members: Free
Adults: $7/Seniors $6
Children & Students (4-17) $4
Children 3 & Under: Free

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Check the Enviro-weather station located in KNC's Willard Rose Prairie.

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KNC is closed Thursday, November 26.  Join us on Friday, November 27 for GREEN FRIDAY!
Friday ONLY, take 10% off all Memberships! These make a great gift to a loved one or for yourself. Purchase a Membership at the Visitor Center Friday and receive a free stocking stuffer! Visit Memberships here...

Holidays at the Homestead
New - one weekend only!  Saturday, December 5 & Sunday, December 6, 1-4 pm
KNC's DeLano Homestead will be decked out for the holidays! See how our holiday traditions began and how they were celebrated in the 1800s. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride Saturday, while jingle bells will signal the arrival of the horse-drawn wagon rides on Sunday ($1/ride each day, weather permitting). Spend the afternoons exploring the beautifully-decorated farmhouse, try your hand at candle making, and enjoy a cookie while spinners and weavers demonstrate their craft to live music!  Learn more here...

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair
Saturday, December 12, 9 am - 4 pm
FREE admission all day!
Enjoy top-quality work from more than 50 local artisans in a fun and festive atmosphere surrounded by the beautiful winter woods. Join us on Saturday, December 12 and find something unique for everyone on your holiday list!  If you work up an appetite, Gorilla Gourmet will be serving up delicious food for our visitors.  Enter our raffle for a chance to win baskets full of gifts!  Learn more here ...

Become a sponsor at the Buy Local Art & Gift Fair and the Members-only Jingle Mingle!
This very special pair of holiday events provides your business with valuable brand exposure, while your sponsor dollars support KNC’s mission. Sponsor here

Major Land Donation Received by KNC from Kalamazoo Native Jon Stryker

The Kalamazoo Nature Center announced that it will receive a generous donation of land from Kalamazoo native and global philanthropist Jon Stryker.  The gift includes a 22-acre plot running along the West Fork of Portage Creek in Kalamazoo, and borders the grounds of Kalamazoo Nature Center’s Nature’s Way Preschool facility.located  on nine acres off Oakland Drive at Kilgore.  Learn more here...

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Kalamazoo Nature Center  •  7000 North Westnedge Avenue  •  Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574  •  FAX (269) 381-2557