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Kalamazoo Nature Center

7000 North Westnedge Avenue

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a not-for-profit organization located in Kalamazoo, Michigan whose mission is to inspire people to care for the environment by providing experiences that lead them to understand their connection to the natural world.

Vision Statement:

The Kalamazoo Nature Center will be internationally recognized as the premier source for environmental information, education and research to achieve a world respectful of its surroundings.


Zachary Frieben

Saturday, March 17, 2018
I've been going here since literally as long as I can remember. It is a beautiful facility. Very educational visitor center, with lots of little exhibits great for kids. They also have a lot of programs, including a lot that are great for kids. When I was younger, I took several programs while I was still in school. I visited the nature center yesterday, and it bought back do many sweet memories :). Oh, and don't forget to hike some trails while here, if you can. They have a very nice trail system with a variety of habitats. Yesterday I walked the River Walk trail, and it was absolutely beautiful walking along that trout run stream, as well as peacefully resting by the Kalamazoo River. And to conclude, on the way out I bought some of their delicious syrup. Trust me, it's worth the money!

Jill F

Friday, April 27, 2018
Awesome place we went late april and weather is just perfect not to hot or cold 7 dollar per adult entrance fee get a little excersize walking around some great trails and seeing a few animals in the indoor center, cant think of a better way to spend a spring afternoon. Pro tip: when we went, The maple trail was by far the best I saw beautiful stream running through ....the trail that says there is a pond on it, near delane (sp) parking was disappointing haha it was a dirty little puddle when we saw it not quite worth the walk

Proud American

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Went to the maple syrup was a lot of fun...lots of interesting things to learn...a great place for the family...very cool tropical climate inside... check it out!

Brian Wiersma

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Took my family for the maple festival, left as a member of two groups. Great times and I'm looking to go again soon.

Terry Butcher

Friday, Nov. 3, 2017
Excellent place for hiking or taking classes. Plus they put on many special events throughout the year if you live in the area a membership is well worth the money. Additionally its a great place to take kids to help them understand and appreciate nature.

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