Welcome to KNC


Monday-Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
Grounds open daily from 9am - 6pm
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.

Buy Local Art & Gift Fair


Zipline Adventures

Fly Like a Bird
Saturday, October 17, one hour sessions: 1pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, OR 4 pm - Learn more & register here...
Experience the rush of soaring through the trees!  KNC’s Adventure Staff will guide you through a short educational program and a safety orientation before you take flight on our ground-landing zip line.  Age Level: 4th grade and up.
Fee: $10 for first zip.  Participants may purchase up to two additional zips for $5 each per session, payable at event.  Register online at NatureCenter.org by Friday, October 16; walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Half-day Tree Top Extreme Fall Color Tour
Sunday, October 18, 9 am - 1 pmLearn more & register here...
See the forest from a different perspective! Join the Adventure Staff on an extraordinary fall color zip-line canopy tour. Course conditions require that participants weigh between 100 and 250 pounds.  Age level: 9th grade and up.  
Fee: $50 Members, $65 Non-members.  Register by Friday, October 16; walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Pollinators Conference: Perils & Possibilities

Saturday, October 10, 8:30 am - 5 pm
KNC and the Kalamazoo Area Wild Ones will unite pollinator and garden specialists to talk to our community about the problems our pollinators face and the many actions you can take to help them.  Learn more and register 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