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Warner Park Nature Center

Warner Park Nature Center view from meadow

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.

Insects of the Night Event

Event of the Season will take place on Friday, July 29

Wear your insect costume to the event of the season: Insects of the Night has been presented by Warner Parkchild with insect costume Nature Center for over 20 years! Enjoy crafts, games, exhibits, live insects, and more at this free family fun program between 7 and 9:30 p.m. To register or for more information, call the Nature Center at 615-352-6299 or email the Nature Center.

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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) 352-6299
Fax: (615) 880-2282
Directions to Warner Park Nature Center


What’s your favorite reptile?
Learn about a few cool reptiles during this video compiled by the Nature Center's favorite herpetologists, the Barnes girls!