From a busy farmyard to quiet natural spaces, there's a place for everyone at the Kalamazoo Nature Center!

Farmyard

Farmyard

Check in at DeLano Homestead Farms, 555 West E Avenue, to visit with all your farm animal favorites!
 

Summer Farmyard Hours (June - August)
Monday-Saturday, 10am - 4pm, Sunday, 1-4pm

Join us for a special program like Farmyard Wednesdays or Saturday Chore Time!  Check out the Calendar for dates & times on these and many more fabulous programs. 


Nature's Playground


Nature's Playground

Have a great time exploring, splashing, and climbing at Nature's Playground, located in the Arboretum!  Spend some quality outdoor time with the little ones and play in the stream, build forts, and wander through the natural play areas. Enjoy the benefits of unstructured play outside.  Bring a picnic lunch (and a towel) for an amazing afternoon adventure.  

Nature's Playground is open from April 1 - August
Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm, Sunday, 1-5 pm





Trails

Trails
Explore 14 miles of hiking trails featuring 1,100+ acres of diverse Michigan habitats, the 25-acre Monica A. Evans Arboretum, a 170-acre native tallgrass prairie and more!  We're open all year for visitors to enjoy the first spring wildflowers or a lovely snowshoe hike or cross-country ski excursion.  Head out on your own to explore trails, boardwalks, and overlooks, or join us on a naturalist-led hike or program.
Trail Map
Program Calendar


DeLano Homestead

DeLano Homestead

555 West E Avenue (House open during special events only, grounds open during normal KNC hours)

Take a step back in time to the DeLano Homestead, an 1800s pioneer homestead and a replica of the 1830s log home utilized by the DeLano family, who farmed the land surrounding the home for over 120 years.  Special home tours are held throughout the year, including the popular annual festival, Holidays at the Homestead.



Visitor Center


Visitor Center

Open Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday, 1-5pm
KNC's Visitor Center is fun for everyone!  Featuring interactive exhibits and live animals, a tropical Sun-Rain Room, wildlife viewing areas, an Expedition Station with rotating seasonal themes (and a cool loft for the kids!), Glen Vista Gallery, and the Expedition Gift Shop, the award-winning Visitor Center is a must-see on your visit to the Kalamazoo Nature Center.




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

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