The Discovery Center

Kalamazoo, MI | 269-372-0007

A Happy Learning Experience

NatureExplore™ Play Yard

What is Nature Explore™?

Nature Explore™ Play Yard provides your child with...




Safe toys around the play yard let the children invent and have fun!

Natural Areas

Your child will enjoy the sledding hill, cave, climbing trees and more!

Climbers, a pirate ship and more are available for your child to use.

Your child can interact with colorful veggie and fruit gardens.

At The Discovery Center, your children will enjoy one of the best play yards available, certified by Nature Explore™. This play yard provides a fabulous location for your children to develop their motor functions and enjoy time with others their age.

Nature Explore™ is a collaborative program from the Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation which works to offer children like yours with "Research-based outdoor classroom design services, educator workshops and natural products."


The Nature Explore™ Play Yard on-site is here to provide your child with an outdoor experience unlike any other.


Dear Discovery Center Staff,


Thank you for being such a positive part of Norah’s early development.  We have been consistently amazed with how all of you work with the children in such a calm, caring manner and feel blessed to have found a preschool/daycare that embodies our own philosophies on letting kids be kids – exploring, playing, not afraid to spill some paint…  The other day I was almost absent-mindedly reading a poem to Norah out loud that I was just reading to myself.  She immediately responded “I already know that!  Bryan told me.”  I had read “Hope is the thing with feathers” Emily Dickenson.  We all have such hope for our children. Thank you for letting us share her with you for a time and for giving so much of yourselves.



Melissa Sibbersen

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