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September Membership Exchange

Blandford Nature Center and the Grand Rapids Children's Museum are teaming up to offer members at both organizations an exciting opportunity to expand their benefits during the month of September. Blandford Members: Take your valid…

Nature Discovery Program

Nature Discovery Program
Ready to start a Wild Summer Adventure? Our Nature Discovery field trips are seasonal programs that highlight the plants and animals that thrive and live during the summer at Blandford. Participants will be encouraged by…

Please Pardon Our Dirt & Noise

  With groundbreaking and construction comes heavy machinery, many changes and lots of noise. But please don't let this prevent you from visiting us! During construction please be aware that the main parking lot is…


Blandford Nature Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Mary Jane Dockeray Visitor Center Tuesday, March 8, according to the Growing Up Blandford Campaign. Dockeray founded the nonprofit, which offers a wide variety…

The Gillett-Beckman Amphitheater will serve as an outdoor extension of the auditorium and will serve as a gathering place for families, program participants, and those wishing to relax after a hike through the woods.

The lobby of the new Visitor Center will be open, airy and inviting while reflecting a rustic touch of the great outdoors that surrounds us. Exposed beams will accentuate the high ceilings.