De Graaf Nature Center, Holland

4.6
#4 of 10 in Wildlife in Ottawa County
DeGraaf is a neighborhood nature center with live animals, hands-on exhibits, hiking, kayaking while serving the Greater Holland area for over 30 years!
Make De Graaf Nature Center part of your personalized Holland itinerary using our Holland trip planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including De Graaf Nature Center
Save Saved
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
De Graaf Nature Center Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
36 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • My family visits Holland often and found this Nature Center not far from downtown when looking for something to do outside. The entire property looked fairly new to the neighborhood. The center offers...  more »
  • This isn't a large Nature Center, but our family always enjoys stopping by when we are on vacation in the area. Rescued owls, snakes, frogs, toads, turtles and more to see, as well as some nice short ...  more »
Google
  • We love this place. We walk or snowshoe here, depending on the weather. It's always peaceful and quiet. Their lanternlight snowshoe events are a highlight.
  • Went there today with our four year old and we were blown away by all of the great activities available inside like looking at lots of turtles, frogs, two owls, etc, plus getting to pet the rabbit. Also they have a great amount of educational toys like microscopes and binoculars, puppets and blocks made of random pieces of wood. They even have a working bee hive where you can watch the bees build honeycomb. After playing inside for a good hour, we finally made it outside for the trails and they even thoughtfully provide bug spray for those going outside. We liked how wide the trails with the wooden walkway were and it was less buggy on those walkways. It's free to do all of this, by the way, and when we came back we bought some polished rocks and a spinning top from the gift shop. Definitely will come again, you can even host parties there.

Plan your trip to Holland

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Holland

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Holland

4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid-friendly things to do in Holland

4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 30​min
4.4
Duration: 4​h
4.1
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Holland

5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.9
Duration: 2​h 30​min

Parks in Holland

3.3
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration: 2​h

Nearby attractions in Holland

4.6
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 2​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min