Looking for stuff to do with the kiddos this month?

Blandford Nature Center's Admission Free April

To help celebrate Earth Day coming up later this month, Grand Rapids' Blandford Nature Center is once again offering "Admission Free April"!

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You can explore Blandford Nature Center's trails and Visitor Center at no cost from April 1st through the 30th thanks to sponsor Lake Michigan Credit Union.

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Blanford Nature Center, Facebook
Blandford Nature Center, Facebook

The month of free admission includes access to 264 acres of forests, meadows, and wetlands, 8 miles of trails including 1 mile of ADA accessible trails, 2 outdoor playscapes, the Blandford Farm and Children’s Garden, and their Wildlife Education Center with over 40 rehabilitated Wildlife Ambassadors.

Blanford Nature Center, Facebook
Blandford Nature Center, Facebook

As part of Admission Free April, Blandford Nature Center is also offering a bunch of  free programs and activities throughout the month, including:

(Note that for some special programs there still is a fee)

What Animals are at Blandford Nature Center?

Blandford’s Wildlife Ambassadors permanently live at the Center due to severe injuries. The rescued animals help educate students and give families a close-up view not often seen in outdoor exploration.

Animals at Blandford Nature Center include:

  • Hawks and Falcons
  • Owls
  • Flying Squirrel
  • Porcupine
  • Turtles
  • Goats
  • Sheep
  • Chickens

You can find out more about Blandford Nature Center and their mission here.

Michigan Endangered Species List 2024

The Endangered Species List is much bigger than the couple featured below, but these are some you may have heard of but didn't realize were endangered.

Gallery Credit: Tommy McNeill