Welcome to KNC


Monday-Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
Grounds open daily from 9am - 7:30pm
Visit the Trails

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

Evening Admission Rates
Members: Free
Adults: $5/Seniors $4
Children & Students (4-17) $2
Children 3 & Under: Free

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


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...

Family Campout

Saturday, August 29, 5 pm to Sunday, August 30, 12 pm
Experience the excitement of a campout with KNC Camp!  Enjoy food cooked over the campfire, go on a night hike in search of owls and constellations, sleep under the stars, and wake up to a morning naturalist program.  Try your hand at archery, create natural art, play games, and make exploring the outdoors a family affair!  Learn more and register online at KNCCamp.org.  Make it a weekend and stick around after Family Camp for ...

Mud Fest!

Sunday, August 30, 12-6 pm
Dig in to the giant mud pit, have a blast in Nature's Playground, zoom down the giant slip 'n slide, enjoy some cool ice cream and fun learning stations.  Soar through the trees like a bird by giving the zip line a try!  Getting dirty never felt so good!
Admission to Mud Fest is free with general KNC admission; guest passes are not valid for special events. Additional fee required for zip line (must be 4th grade and up).

Michigan Conservation Stewards Program

September 8 - October 13
The Michigan Conservation Stewards Program is a leader training program for volunteers interested in learning science-based ecosystem management principles and sharing this knowledge with others to help improve Michigan communities. Through participation in this program, you will learn essential strategies to help restore and conserve ecosystems in Kalamazoo County and throughout Michigan.  Learn more and register here... 

Green Living Series

Cultivating Mushrooms Workshop
Saturday, September 20, 2-4:30 pm
Has the shade in your yard left you wanting more from your garden? Don’t fret about all that shade; instead, learn how to use the shady parts of your yard to grow delicious, health promoting mushrooms.  Learn all of the basics of fungi farming from our gardening expert, Scott Weber, while creating mushroom beds and logs.  Each participant will leave with the confidence and supplies needed to start growing mushrooms today.
Meet: DeLano Homestead, 555 West E Avenue   
Workshop Fee: $40/members, $50/non-members. Registration and payment required by Wednesday, September 16. 

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