The Minna Anthony Common (MAC) Nature Center

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Renovated MACNC!

The hard work is paying off. The exterior of our iconic home is close to being done, notice the new windows and our former patio has been enclosed. We haven't moved back in yet but don't worry the trails are open and we're still providing great programming out of our temporary home in the Nature Center Garage located in the parking lot. Check out the progress of our beloved home in the video below and our Photo Gallery.

Capital Campaign

Check out our Capital Campaign Page to learn more about the big plans for the Nature Center and how you can continue to help.

Upcoming Programming

Come join us for our upcoming events listed on our Programming Page.

Saturday, Apr 28 at 9:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Saturday, May 5 at 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday, May 12 at 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 13 2:00 PM

Ongoing Programs

Junior Naturalist Program - Visit the Nature Center and become a Junior Naturalist. This three part series is full of fun activities to do outside. Complete all three packets and receive a Junior Naturalist patch. This program is  recommended for ages seven and up. $3 per patch

Natural Birthday Parties at the Nature Center - Make this a birthday special for your child with a Natural Birthday Party at the Nature Center. Children ages 5 to 12 can choose from seasonally appropriate themes such as Turtles, Exploring Ponds, Trees, Beavers and more. Call the Nature Center for more information or to schedule a party. Members $45; Nonmembers $60.