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, nature gifts available, 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
(Martin Luther King Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Presidents Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day)
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.
CLICK HERE TO MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION!
We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you on your next visit to
Louisville Nature Center!