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Warner Park Nature Center

Work at Warner Park this Summer

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The Park will be alive with zebra swallowtail butterflies, green frogs and hummingbirds. What better way to enjoy summer activities than to work at the Nature Center? Job postings are listed below. Questions may be directed to the Nature Center at 615-862-8555.

WPNC Environmental Education Intern Announcement

SWEAT 2018 Job Announcement

PEN Pals 2018 Job Announcement

Visit the New and Improved Nature Center Museum

Enjoy a beautiful spring day in Warner Park, and before you get started on your hike or stop for a picnic, check out the new exhibits in the Nature Center. Learn about birds, mammals and bones. The big Beech tree is still here; new animals encircle your favorite exhibit!

The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

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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.

Spring Break in the Park

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Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather, budding trees, blooming wildflowers and bluebirds at Warner Park!

  • Take a hike on your own
  • Check out a purple pack
  • Attend a Spring Break program
  • Listen to the toads trill at the pond after dark
  • Rock on the back porch

Most programs are free, and many require registration. Check out the full spring schedule, and we hope to see you soon!

Tadpoles and Baby Birds

The birds are singing, the trees are leafing out and Warner Park is where you want to be. As bluebells emerge, take a hike to learn your native flowers. With our upcoming gardening classes, discover how you can prepare your spring garden.

Abbreviated version of 2018 spring schedule

Detailed 2018 Spring Schedule

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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: 615-862-8555

Fax: 615-880-2282
Directions to Warner Park Nature Center


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

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