Pioneers Park Nature Center
FUNdamental to Environmental Quality and Youth Development
Welcome to Pioneers Park Nature Center…
668 acres of tallgrass prairie, woodlands, wetlands and a stream. Since 1963 the Nature Center has served the Lincoln area as an environmental education center and wildlife sanctuary. Eight miles of hiking trails wind through various habitats and take visitors past non-releasable raptor exhibits, as well as bison, elk, and white-tailed deer herds.
Two interpretive buildings house hands-on and small animal exhibits. The Edna Shield’s natural play area for Children provides a place for kids to dig, build and climb. Prairie, bird, children’s and herb gardens with many labeled specimens are both beautiful and instructive. Programming includes a preschool, nature camps, school hikes, scout badge work, birthday parties, special events and a variety of other classes for all ages. The Nature Center is open 362 days a year. Admission is free, suggested donations $3/person, $5/family or $10/group
2nd Annual Wild Adventure Day
Saturday, April 25 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free! Everyone is invited!
Activities for all ages will be set-up throughout the Nature Center:
- Raptor Recovery show at 11:00 am
- Up-close encounters with reptiles and raptors
- Learn about aquatic life and bird watch
- Explore the children’s garden and outdoor classroom
- Hike out in the prairie, into the woods, and along wetlands
- Food vendors, music, and other entertainment
- Winner of the Nebraska Wildlife Federation Poster Contest announced at noon.