School groups
, meet your K-8 GLCE through fun and active learning.  Call today to reserve a space for your class OR let us come to you!

View the 2014-15 School Programs here

At KNC, your students can:

•  Learn about life cycles by exploring a forest.
•  Get a first-hand view of Michigan’s geological history by collecting fossils from the side of a huge moraine.
•  Bring history to life by doing chores at a log cabin or in a Potawatomi garden.
•  Experience natural history through fun and active learning!

All of our classes complement the Common Core Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards , the State of Michigan’s Grade Level Content Expectations (GLCE) and the Battle Creek Math and Science Kits, and we will work with teachers to design a special program or to develop activities for self-guided groups. 

Program Fees

Grades K-8
• $115/class (0–30 students)
• Staff and 5 chaperones = no fee

• Additional adults pay $4 each
$ An additional handling fee of $25 will be added to the total program cost for Birds of Prey: X-men of the Wild & Super Heroes of the Sky program. This is due to the use of multiple birds and the additional time and care required for these live animal presentations. This fee applies to programs at both Our Place and Your Place. Thank you.

• $115/class (0-30 students plus number of adults not to exceed total of 40 participants. i.e., 17 students plus 17 adults = 34)
• Paid staff and aides are free.
• We can accommodate two classes/program, AM or PM.

Enjoy our exhibits and trails before or after your program for free!

SPECIAL OFFER! 2012/2013 Preschool / Daycare Special
• $100/class (0-15 students)
• Paid staff, aides and up to 5 additional adults included.
• Offer valid November 1, 2012 through June 15, 2013.
• If you plan on more than 5 additional adults or more than 15
students please see our Preschool Fees above.

Enjoy our exhibits and trails before or after your program for free!

Self-Guided Youth Groups
• $3.50 per student, Staff are free and all additional chaperones are $5.00 per adult.

Registration Info

Call the Kalamazoo Nature Center registrar at (269) 381-1574 ext. 24 or email her to set up your day at KNC.

Helpful Information when Calling:

•   Organization name, phone number, address.
•   Contact person for confirmation and materials.
•   Program choice/alternate choices, dates & times.
•   Grade, age and number (students and adults) of participants.
•   Name(s) of teacher(s).
•   Schedule time for exhibits, lunch and gift shop.
•   Method of payment.

Additional Info

Cancellation of a program may be necessary if there is severe weather.
Non-weather related cancellations must occur within 48 hours in advance or a $60 processing fee will be charged. The $60 fee is applied to any cancellation whether it is the entire organization or one scheduled class. i.e. If three classes are scheduled and you have students for only two classes, the organization will be charged regular program fees for two classes plus the $60 cancellation fee for the third class initially scheduled.

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


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