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Warner Park Nature Center

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Virtual Hummingbird Celebration Online August 29

In partnership with Friends of Warner Parks and Metro Parks, the Nature Center will host our annual salute to ruby-throated hummingbirds on Saturday, August 29. We'll offer videos all day to answer your questions about feeders, flowers and research. We'll also offer activities for children such as observation and storytime.

hummingbird feeding on honeysuckle

Some videos include:

The program is free and will be live-streamed on Facebook all day.  Individual videos will be housed on our YouTube channel.

Follow the Facebook event page

Check out the Friends of Warner Parks event page

The Nature Center is Open

The Nature Center Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in accordance with guidelines from the Metro Parks' Director, the Mayor and the CDC. Masks and social distancing are encouraged in the Nature Center. Numbers allowed in the center will be limited. Information for wayfinding (trail maps) and answers to general questions will be available.

The public restrooms at the Nature Center are open during regular hours, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 

Can't join us at the Nature Center? Explore with a Naturalist using the Sir Speedy Scavenger Hunts below! Watch the video on Facebook as she visits the pond, garden, creek and more!

Facebook Video about the Virtual Summer Program, July 20

Scavenger Hunt

Many thanks to Sir Speedy for color printing scavenger hunts for Metro Parks' Community Centers!

Follow the New Nature Center Blog, Nuthatch Notes

Learn about fireflies, purple martins and more on our blog.

Follow us at warnerpark.blogspot.com

Spanish Language Translations of Literature Available

Thanks to our summer intern, Spanish translations will be rolling out soon!

Wildlife Inventories

Junior Naturalist Activity Book

Discover Birds Activity Guide by Tennessee Ornithological Society

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Get Connected to Warner Park

snail on a log

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

wpnc@nashville.gov

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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