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Warner Park Nature Center

  • Nashville
  • Nashville


  • Learn about Monarch Butterflies!

    Curious about Monarchs in the Park? So are we! Develop the tools to become a monarch citizen scientist: learn monarch biology, build instar identification skills and practice monitoring protocols.

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  • Groups at the Nature Center

    Want to bring your group to the Nature Center but don't know where to start? Check out our Educator's Guide for tips and guidelines for bringing a group to Warner Parks.

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Fall Schedule Now Available

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Yes--our programs are back, and they are virtually amazing!

Check out our Fall Program lineup.

Please note that these programs will be offered only on Zoom. When you register using the links below, you will receive a confirmation email listing the Zoom webinar link, the meeting number and password.

Adult programs will be offered monthly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m., and family programs will be offered on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Registration is required.

These programs, which will include a special program about spiders in October (like the Argiope at right), are free!

We look forward to seeing you soon, and stay safe and healthy.

Did You Miss the Virtual Hummingbird Celebration

Although the 19th Annual Hummingbird Celebration did not take place live at the Nature Center, our first ever Virtual Celebration did happen on Saturday, August 19. You can now view all videos and the webinar by clicking the links below.

August 29 Hummingbird Webinar with Heather Gallagher

Virtual Hummingbird Celebration complete video list on YouTube

Follow the New Nature Center Blog, Nuthatch Notes

Learn about fall wildflowers and more on our blog.

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Spanish Language Translations of Literature Available

Thanks to our summer intern, Spanish translations are now available!

Wildlife Inventories

Junior Naturalist Activity Book

Discover Birds Activity Guide by Tennessee Ornithological Society

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Get Connected to Warner Park

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So many ways to be involved at the Nature Center and the Park!

Share your Warner Park experience on our Facebook page

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Hours of Operation

Beginning May 27, we are open 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.

Contact Us

7311 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37221

Phone: 615-862-8555
Fax: 615-880-2282

Directions to Warner Park Nature Center

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

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

  • a jump-off point for exploring over 3,100 acres of Nashville's Burch Reserve, Percy Warner and Edwin Warner Parks
  • a natural history and education reference for individuals and groups
  • a resource for organic gardening and native plant landscaping

The living laboratory of Warner Park is shared through free programs offered throughout the year, school field trips and high school labs, outdoor recreation programs and activities and events for people of all ages.


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