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Blandford Nature Center

  • 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Neighborhood:Northwest
  • (616) 735-6240
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Your premier nature getaway! 143 acres of woods, streams and meadows, 4 miles of trails open dawn to dusk daily. School and community programs. Wildlife education center, organic farm, summer camps, historic buildings, seasonal festivals, and a working sugarbush. Memberships available, volunteers always welcomed. A warm and friendly atmosphere to explore, connect and deepen your relationship to the earth. Fun for the whole family! Admission fees apply.

  • Outdoor Recreation

    Eleven different trails, ranging from easy to difficult, wind through prairie, wetlands and forest environments.

  • Family

    Hands-on learning opportunities, seasonal camps and special events invite kids and adults to learn about nature through personal experience.

  • Eco Friendly

    Say hi to the goats at Blandford Farm, a 2.5-acre farm focusing on sustainable agriculture to grow healthy, chemical-free produce.

  • Knowledge Chaser

    Tour historic buildings, learn to tap maple trees for syrup, find out how to care for wildlife and much more.

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General Amenities
  • Free Parking:
  • Minutes to Airport: 30
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  • Length: 0-2 Miles
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General
Beach, Parks & Trails
General Amenities
  • Free Parking:
  • Minutes to Airport: 30
Accessibility
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Large Print Materials:
Trail
  • Unpaved:
  • Length: 0-2 Miles
  • Easy:
  • Cross Country Skiing:
  • Nature Trails:
  • Hiking:
Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space Yes
  • Exhibits 1
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 150
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 1
  • Conference Capacity 150
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Number of Rooms 4
  • Nov 20, 2018 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Nature Buds

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members (adults are admitted free).
    • Next Occurrence: Nov 20, 2018
    • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
    • Walking Tour: Yes
  • Dec 15, 2018 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

    Drop-In Program: Evergreens

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members. Participants ages 2 and under are admitted free.
  • Jan 5, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

    Snowshoe Hike

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members ($5 for snowshoe rental)
    • Walking Tour: Yes
  • Jan 8 - Feb 26, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Nature Buds: Winter Edition

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members (adults are admitted free)
    • Next Occurrence: Jan 8, 2019
    • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • Jan 12 - Feb 2, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Drop-In Program: Snowshoe Hike

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members. Participants ages 2 and under are admitted free.
    • Next Occurrence: Jan 12, 2019
    • Recurring weekly on Saturday
  • Feb 14, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM & 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Showshoe with Your Sweetie

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $15/members, $18/non-members ($20/members, $24/non-members with snowshoes)
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM & 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Walking Tour: Yes
  • Feb 16, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Drop-In Program: Tracking

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members. Participants ages 2 and under are admitted free.
  • Feb 16, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM & 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

    Showshoe with Your Sweetie

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $15/members, $18/non-members ($20/members, $24/non-members with snowshoes)
    • Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM & 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Walking Tour: Yes
  • Feb 22, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Drop-In Program: Historical Cabin

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members. Participants ages 2 and under are admitted free.
  • Apr 9 - 30, 2019 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Nature Buds: Spring Edition

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members (adults are admitted free)
    • Next Occurrence: Apr 9, 2019
    • Recurring weekly on Tuesday
  • May 11, 2019 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Meet the Blandford Animals

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members
  • May 18, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    BFFs (Butterfly Finding Friend)

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $5/members, $8/non-members
  • Dec 1, 2018 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Animal Yoga

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $5/members, $8/non-members (adults are admitted free)
    • Classes: Yes
  • Mar 2, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Henna Workshop Series

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $20/members, $25/non-members for the series
    • Classes: Yes
  • Mar 3, 2019 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    Drop-In Program: Sugarbush

    Blandford Nature Center 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    • Price Per Person: $3/members, $6/non-members. Participants ages 2 and under are admitted free.
    • Classes: Yes
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