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Maple Sugar Festival

52 Years of Maple Sugaring!

Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, 2017

 Join us for the 52nd Annual Maple Sugar Festival.  Start your day with delicious pancakes smothered in real Michigan maple syrup! Go back in time as you walk along a wooded trail with a Naturalist for a historical maple sugar tour. Experience our amazing Birds of Prey up close!  The whole family will enjoy the sweet experience.

Don’t miss a visit to the DeLano Homestead during the festival to experience maple sugaring and life in the 1800s. Demonstrations by blacksmiths, spinners and fiber artists will round out the activities.

Interested in volunteering at Maple Sugar Festival?  Flexible shifts available!  Learn more ...

Visitor Center  9 am - 5 pm
9 am - 1:30 pm*  Pancake breakfast
9 am - 5 pm   Kids’ activities and crafts
9:30 am - 4 pm  Maple sugar tours 
9:30 am - 4:15 pm Creature Features in lower level every 15 minutes
depart from sundial every 15 minutes
10 am - 12 pm and 2-4 pm  Face painting with Ben Flaten
10:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm  Live animal programs featuring a Bird of Prey and other KNC animals
2 pm  Guided nature hike 
2-4:45 pm*  Ice cream with maple syrup

DeLano Homestead  11 am - 5 pm
Pioneer sugaring demonstrations
Horse-drawn wagon rides ($2/person, 
weather permitting)
Blacksmithing and fiber art demonstrations
Kids’ activities
2-5 pm*  Ice cream with maple syrup


Members free, Non-members $7/adult, $6/senior, $4/child (4 – 17 yrs), children 3 years and under are free.
*Additional fees:
Pancake breakfast: $6 (children 2 and under free)
Ice cream w/real maple syrup: $3 per serving
Cotton candy: $3 per bag
Wagon ride: $2 per ride
Face painting: $3 per painting
Sign up for a KNC membership today and we will deduct the price of admission!
*Guest passes are not valid for special events.*

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

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