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Naturalist Nook - A Natural Phenomenon
Thursday, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM


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Forest News

  • We're proud to announce that Fontenelle Forest is participating in the 2015 Blue Star Museums program. Beginning Memorial Day (May 25), active-duty military families will receive free admission throughout the summer. Click here for more information about the Blue Star program including eligibility requirements.

  • The footbridge from Stream Trail to Mormon Hollow in the wetlands is closed indefinitely due to damage from a fallen tree. We are working to remedy this situation and will let everyone know as soon as it is reopened. 

  • Looking for a chance to explore the wetlands in a new way? Registration for our Canoe the Great Marsh programs is now underway with dates available throughout May and June. The fun starts on May 16Click here for all available dates. Space is limited, so register early!

  • Don't forget to register for summer camps! Give your child a summer of discovery and learning in a place where the quiet wild of nature offers an unparalleled opportunity for your child to learn. Click here for more information and to register your child. Availability is limited, so register soon.

  • To see our complete calendar or register for a program, click here.

Our Mission

To provide a place where people
can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature.
We want to inspire current and future generations
to care for the natural world.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in environmental stewardship and
education and the region’s premier nature center

Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations
and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha
encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River.

Association of Nature Center Administrators