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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.


Megan Simonds

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
The Kalamazoo Nature Center has a large amount of trails. My family enjoys hiking them. The gravel pits on the property are fun to look through for rock collectors. We have found many fossilized rocks here. The summer camps that are held here for the kids are the best. Each week there is a different theme. The staff is amazing. They are always friendly. At the end of camp there is a family fest every week which is nice for family to see what their child did every week. You can also meet some of the nature center's animals. I love how educational and fun it is here. Highly recommend the Kalamazoo Nature Center and the Kalamazoo Nature Center Summer Camp.

Joel Shekoski

Monday, July 16, 2018
Better outdoor experiences exist. Lots of rules here, like no dogs, bikes, or running inside the park. Costs cash just to get in. Most of all, there's nothing natural to see here that you can't see at any other reserve or park around here. EDIT: Now I've just had an experience with maintenance asking me to leave while hiking and photographing birds near the solar panels. This area is in no way marked "Restricted" or "Closed to Visitors" or anything similar. Don't waste your time or money here.

Monica Venancio

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Really enjoyed spending time there. The visitor center has a pretty decent gift shop and the little play area is ok. The hiking trails on the other hand were something I have never seen before! I would love to come back someday. This was the highlight of my day. But just a little warning... a lot of bugs! Put on bug spray, and you should be just fine. :)

Dan Farris

Thursday, June 28, 2018
We took our granddaughters today! What a beautiful area for woods walking. The center is so nice. We will definitely return.

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!

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