Blandford Programs are fun and available for all ages!

Our programs strive to help people get their hands dirty and discover their relationship to the natural world.

We want to share this one-of-a-kind experience with the community and make every visit to Blandford a memorable one!

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Upcoming events

Community Calendar
24 August
Blandford Nature Center


1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI

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Mary Jane Dockeray

“It is my hope that an awareness and enthusiasm for nature will further stimulate concern for the total environment and will be an asset for the world and its future.” -Dr. Mary Jane Dockeray, Founder

Mary Jane Dockeray

Seasonal Camps

Start a wild adventure at one of Blandford’s Camps! Our enthusiastic camp instructors are waiting to share an amazing world of wonder with your child.

School Trips

With special programs for local public and private schools, and homeschool students, we help bring hands-on, natural learning experiences to students.

Wildlife Experiences

Whether you’re looking for experience caring for animals or are looking to bring wildlife experiences on the road to your location, we have plenty to offer.

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Private Rentals

Vault Catering & Events is our exclusive caterer who manages all events hosted at Blandford.