Summer Day Camp
Enjoy a 1-day, 2-day or 4-day adventure at the Harris Nature Center this summer!
All Day Camps at the Harris Nature Center are nature themed with an emphasis on conservation. Camps are arranged and designed with age appropriate activities. Personal attention is given to each child by a dedicated HNC Naturalist.
All campers will receive a Harris Nature Center camp shirt. If you register before June 1st you will also receive a discount on each session you children enroll in.
For more information and to register, contact the Harris Nature Center at 517.349.3866 or email@example.com. You can also register online here.
Harris Nature Center Flyers
- Harris Nature Center 2020 Summer Camp Brochure
- Chipmunk Story Time 2020 Schedule
- Preschool Nature Exploration 2020 Schedule and Flyer
- Howl at the Moon Guided Walk 2020 Schedule
- Native Plants Sale 2020 Flyer
- Native Plants 2020 Order Form
- Native Shrubs 2020 Order Form
- Edible Wild Plants Walk 2020 Flyer
- Evening Wildflower Walk 2020 Flyer
- All About Frogs Campfire 2020 Flyer
- Scout Programs Flyer
- Scout Nature Badge Programs List
- Birthday Party Flyer
- Elementary School Science Topics List
- Preschool Science Topics List
- Home School Science Topics List
Harris Nature CenterAmenities:
- Canoe and Kayak Launch
- Drinking Fountain
- Fishing Dock
- Natural Trails
- Nature Building
- Nature Exploration Area
- Open Space
- Paved Trail(s)
- Picnic Area(s)
- Portable Toilet
- Rest Rooms
- River Overlook
- Nature Center
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• Closed on Mondays
The Harris Nature Center makes up 48 acres of a larger park called Meridian Riverfront Park. This property was purchased in 1986 with Land and Water Conservation funds. The Harris Nature Center opened its doors to the public on July 22, 1997. The nature center offers environmental activities and outdoor recreation opportunities focusing on protecting, promoting and interpreting the Red Cedar River. The building offers interpretive exhibits, live Michigan animal displays, nature murals by local artists and a variety of environmental programs for schools and the general public. Park amenities include a 1/2 mile paved trail, natural trails that connect to Eastgate Park and a Nature Exploration Area where people can intuitively interact with nature.
Trails are open every day from dawn until dusk.
Nature Center Building Hours (Except Holidays):
• Closed on Mondays
• Tuesday - Saturday: 9 am - 4 pm
• Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm
Visitors to the Nature Center can discover wildlife along the trails, as well as the wondrous colors of nature during each season. Families are drawn to the Harris Nature Center from around the region seeking opportunities to discover nature and animals.
In spring, trails may be muddy if you walk near the river, but there are also trails above the water line. This is a great time of the year to look for wildflowers. Bloodroot, spring beauties, trout lilies and large-flowered trillium are just a few of the many wildflowers growing along the trails. Spring is also a good time to listen for birds and frogs calling to one another.