Nourish Your Need for Nature™

Since 1967, Dodge has been connecting children and adults to nature. With a mission to provide exceptional experiences in nature through environmental education, Dodge Nature Center and Preschool are nationally recognized. Nourish Your Need For Nature™ by joining an upcoming nature experience.

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COVID-19 update from Dodge

Nature programs resumed outdoors in July! Visit the Activities Calendar for upcoming programs and details.

All Dodge buildings and barns remain closed and restrooms are not available. Do not attempt to enter any barns or animal pastures. Trails are open to the public, but you must maintain a 6-foot distance from other hikers. Please spread out around our three properties: Main Property, Lilly Property and Marie Property. If parking lots are full, consider hiking another time. We welcome human hikers, but please leave your dogs and bikes at home. This protects wildlife and native landscapes.

Dodge is not booking any new facility rentals for the summer.

Dodge Nature Preschool is pausing additional enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. New applicants will be accepted and placed on a waiting list.

Please check back here for the most up-to-date information!

Bring Dodge to you


Explore our online resources to keep the learning alive!

Enjoy a variety of fun and educational Dodge content: videos featuring many of our animal ambassadors, interactive worksheets, nature coloring pages, blog posts and much more. Check back each week for more learning materials!

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Host Dodge at your site

Can’t come to Dodge? Let us come to you! Our naturalists can bring nature learning to your location and give you hands-on experiences and with animals.

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As Dodge is a privately funded nature center, your donation makes nature education happen.

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