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Pioneers Park Nature Center Mission

The mission of Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic; and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.

Help support Pioneers Park Nature Center today!

Historic Hudson Cabin Preserved in a New Home at Pioneers Park
About the Pioneers Park Nature Center

Established in 1963 the Pioneers Park Nature Center is set on 668 acres of tallgrass prairie, woodlands, wetlands and a stream. The Nature Center serves 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. Interpretive Buildings house hands-on and small animal exhibits. A Natural Play Area provides a place for kids to dig, build and climb. Prairie and herb Gardens with many labeled specimens are both beautiful and instructive. Heritage School and Hudson Cabin now call the Nature Center home and serve as a community resource for local schools and other groups committed to understanding and preserving Nebraska history.

Programming includes a Pre-school, Nature Camps, School Tours, scout badge work, special events and a variety of other classes for all ages.

The Nature Center is open 362 days a year. Admission is free.

Facilities are available for RENTAL for parties, meetings, corporate retreats.

Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center

The Nature Center offers a wide range of unique and lasting donation opportunities- like the Adopt An Acre program- for those committed to ensuring this community resource stays accessible and attractive to all citizens and visitors.

Learn more about membership in the Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center.

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2740 A Street, Box 201, Lincoln, NE 68502 - (402) 441-8258