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.


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.

Dan Guarisco

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Went there my nephew's Wedding, nice place

Matt Degraw

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018

Great place really big

Jerry Mead-Lucero

Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

Excellent nature center with surprisingly extensive hiking trails despite be located close to the City of Kalamazoo and not on public lands. The Kalamazoo river is particularly nice. Great spot for kids especially.

Tristian S.

Monday, Aug. 15, 2016

Very amazing place to visit. The trails and picnic areas are very well kept. I've been coming here for many years and I don't plan to stop. The butterfly thing is super cool. The bug exhibits are very educational. The animals are great. The staff is always helpful. I came here for school field trips when I was am elementary school goer. We removed invasive plants and got to learn so many things. The summer programs here are so amazing. The homestead is so cool, there is so much to learn there. The streams are super nice, sometimes there are water snakes. I liked to pick a leaf of jewel-weed when I was a kid and put it in the water to see the silver glare. I would absolutely recommend this place to absolutely anybody.