We are available to groups for tours/open play/activities. Contact us at 574-607-1757 if you would like to schedule a visit.

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Discover, Experience,
and Learn


Our Mission


Reconnecting People with Nature, Natural History, and the Enviroment

Woodlawn Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit

Your tax deductible donation supports educational opportunities to foster understanding of how the intricate structure of our natural world provides the basic elements of who we are and all we do.

You can Use our Donate Button Below to make a contribution.

What is Woodlawn Nature Center About?

Woodlawn Nature Center is a natural history museum and education center with 10 acres of forest and meadow property.

Our purpose is to maintain a woodland park as sancturay for local flora and fauna and to provide educational opportunitites for everyone interested in nature.

As a part of the Elkhart community for 55 years, Woodlawn Nature Center is a Haven with-in the City.

You will find a natural history education and activity center, woodland trails for educational, leisurely or fitness walks, and outdoor play and picnic areas to enjoy.

Our members are vital to our mission. We offer a variety of membership levels.

Members receive complimentary admission to the nature center, reduced pricing or complimentary admission to programs, opportunity to arrange use of the center.

Woodlawn Learning Community is a group of families and other learners who are members or pay the day fee at Woodland Nature Center to learn together. We are working on our philosophy but value each individual as a learner and give everyone a voice in decision making. Come learn and grow with us.