MK Nature Center Events

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  • Apr25
  • Apr25

    Evening Lecture for Adults: Raptor Identification

    Ornithologist Bryce Robinson will help us identify all those raptors that look alike. Ah, but by the end of this class, you will be able to tell the difference. Come find out that there is more in the sky than Red-tailed hawks!

  • Apr27

    Native Plant Sale

    The Treasure Valley's best native plant sale! Come shop native plants and talk to plant experts. Native plants use less water, attract native animals, and provide great habitat! 

  • Apr27

    Spring Wildlife Celebration

    Something for the whole family. Enjoy over 15 educational booths and activities. $3.00/person.10 am-4 pm. 

  • May19

    International Museum Day

    Come to MK Nature Center between 12 pm and 4 pm! Visit booths from over 10 Boise museums! MK Nature Center will be featuring worms...they are so! Learn about the secret lives of they live and why we need them! This event is sponsored by the Idaho Museum Association!

  • May20

    Evening Lecture Series: The White Sturgeon

    Idaho Fish and Game's Natural Resource Program Manager, Martin Koenig will tell us about the natural history of the white sturgeon. This captivating fish has been on the earth a long time. Find out how it lives, where it lives and the current conservation challenges for this charismatic species.

  • Jun16

    Weekend Wildlife Public Program-Scat and Tracks!

    Signs of animals are all around us. Come to this open-house style program to learn about all the clues animals leave behind, including SCAT (poop and tracks). This program is designed for families with kids ages 3-13 years old. Free and open to the public. Donations Accepted. 

  • Jul21

    Weekend Wildlife Public Program-CRAYFISH

    Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans that populate Idaho's waters. We will be catching crayfish during this program and getting up close (but not too close-ouch) and personal with these important underwater decomposers! This open-house style program is designed for families with kids ages 3-13. Free and open to the public. Donations Accepted!

  • Aug18

    Weekend Wildlife Public Program-Class in the Creek

    Class in the Creek is one of MK Nature Center's signature programs. If water levels in the Boise River are ideal, we will give you boots, buckets and nets and help collecting insects and other living creatures from the Boise River. This program is designed for families with kids 8 and up (younger kids can attend, but water conditions may not be safe for younger kids). This program is free and open to the public. Donations Accepted.