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Warner Park Nature Center

Warner Park Nature Center view from meadow

Our Mission

  • To provide quality environmental education and responsible recreation.
  • To help protect, preserve, restore and manage the park ecosystem and all natural resources.
  • To raise awareness, foster respect and share enthusiasm for the natural environment

Educate, protect, recreate!

Our campus includes the Susanne Warner Bass Learning Center which houses a natural history museum and programming space; the Milbrey Warner Waller Library complete with an extensive collection of natural history titles; the Emily Warner Dean Administration Building; a working organic garden including a greenhouse and a cedar shadehouse; a wildflower garden and fern garden; the Frist teaching pond; grounds landscaped with native plants; and the main trailhead for twelve miles of hiking trails.

barred owlThe Nature Center is a place where people and nature come together.

We serve as a jump-off point for exploring the 2,684 acres of Nashville's Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks.

We provide natural history and education reference for individuals and groups.

We promote and serve as a resource for organic gardening and native plant landscaping.

We offer a wide range of environmental education programs, school field trips, educator training workshops, outdoor recreation programs and other special activities for people of all ages.

Fall Bird Migration

Fall bird migration is in full swing!

Enjoy fall migration at the Nature Center: watch experienced bird banders trap, measure, and band migratory songbirds at our banding station. Just this week, our Bird Education And Research team trapped a Wilson's warbler, several Tennessee warblers, several gray-cheeked thrush, a black and white warbler, and many more. Check out the list of banding dates for specific sessions and times.

Black and white warbler

Anne Ross Exhibition this fall at the Nature Center

Anne Ross ArtView "Process, Place and Practice: Paintings and Drawings from 2005-2016" by Anne Ross at Warner Park Nature Center through December 1. All sales benefit Warner Park Nature Center.

2016 Fall Program Schedule

Check out the Nature Center's fall lineup on our 2016 Fall Program Schedule!
Ironweed flowers and seeds

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Hours of Operation

Tuesday through Saturday:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday and Monday:

Contact Us

7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221
Phone: 615-352-6299
Fax: 615-880-2282
Directions to Warner Park Nature Center


Check out our 2016 PEN Pals (People Exploring Nature) season.

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