The Louisville Nature Center will be closed 

Monday, August 22 through Saturday, August 27 
Although staff may be here, the building is not open to the public.

We will be open again on Monday August 29th at our regular time.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

The trails and gardens are available still from dawn to dusk.

Are you a teacher?
Are you looking for a fun and educational fieldtrip that gets the kids outside?

Look no further!

Early-Bird Special at the Louisville Nature Center

Regular price per student -- $7
Early Bird price per student -- $4

Schedule you programs for academic year 2016 – 2017 before September 30 and our early-bird price per student is guaranteed.

Many school groups have visited the Louisville Nature Center and had a great time. All our programs align to the New Generation Science Standards. Programs are listed on our website –
Contact Judy Gardner at or
at 502-458-1328
Save the Date
 Go to our Fundraiser page to purchase ticket 

What is the Louisville Nature Center?

A truly unique community resource, the Louisville Nature Center offers wonderful opportunities for nature study and recreation--right in the heart of the city!

Bring a lunch and relax at our picnic tables or under the covered gazebo.

Among our unique features are: a native wildflower garden and pond, gardens that attract seasonal butterflies, hiking trails through the Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve, a one-of-a-kind bird blind, wildlife exhibits, Beargrass Creek watershed exhibit, a meeting room, a nature gift shop, and our library--a great place to do research and spend some time indoors when the weather is too hot, too cold or rainy to study nature outside.

Our mission is to provide nature education and encourage stewardship in an urban forest. We look forward to your visit!

Click here for directions to the Louisville Nature Center

LOCATED AT: 3745 ILLINOIS AVENUE, Louisville, Kentucky 40213

Link to GoogleMaps: Directions to LNC

EDUCATION CENTER OPEN: Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BIRD BLIND OPEN: Monday-Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
CLOSED: Sundays and Holidays

LNC TRAILS: OPEN sunrise to sunset every day!

To preserve the ecological balance of the Forest, no dogs are allowed in the Preserve 

Click here to download TRAIL MAP and INTERPRETIVE GUIDE

Admission is FREE, but donations are always greatly appreciated!

Want to make a donation to LNC?

Every dollar makes a difference in our continuing efforts to educate everyone in our community--adults as well as youth--about the natural world we all share.


We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to

Louisville Nature Center!