Get up close and learn about the natural world with these fun and informative programs!
Visit each Wednesday morning at 10 am to learn about a different Michigan animal friend! Hear a story, color a picture, and meet a live animal. Animals will be handled by trained animal care staff. Geared for children 5 and under with an adult. $2 program fee per child (in addition to regular admission).
See the Calendar for each week's featured animal.
Drop by between 11 am and noon on Saturdays (dates vary, visit the Calendar for dates and featured animals) to see some of KNC's animals up close and out of their normal enclosures! Animals will be handled by trained KNC staff and volunteers who are happy to answer your questions.
Sheep are fun, energetic and useful. Explore how we go from animals in the
field to the clothes that you wear.
July 12: Dairy Dreams
Cows give us milk and meat, and can help farmers do hard
work, too. Learn about and meet these amazing animals.
July 19: Horses and Hooves
Get up close and discover the world of horses on the
July 26: Gallivanting Goats
Goats are playful, mischievous, and useful. Discover the
goofy world of goats on the farmyard.
August 2: Green and Growing
Learn all about the plants growing on the DeLano farm! Investigate the
different ways these plants are used and the purposes they serve on a farm.
August 9: Dog Days
Dogs play an important role on the farm! Learn about
these hard workers and the jobs they do on a farm.
August 16: Fiber Fun
Meet our sheep, goats, and rabbits to learn about the
different uses for animal fur!
August 23: Compost Critters
Healthy life comes from healthy soil! But who looks out
for the health of the soil? Come learn about worms, beetles and more, and the
role they play on a healthy farm.
August 30: Tools of the Trade
Discover some of the many tools farmers use for working
on the farm.
Kalamazoo Nature Center • 7000 North Westnedge Avenue • Kalamazoo, MI 49009
PHONE (269) 381-1574 • FAX (269) 381-2557
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