Nature center Preschool

Open enrollment begins
February 3, 2020

The Pioneers Park Nature Center is a perfect place for young children to learn colors, counting, shapes, sizes, and spatial awareness through nature exploration. Our caring staff has a strong commitment to both the environment and to active learning. Your child’s individual strengths and talents will be nurtured through a wide variety of daily activities.

The Nature Center Preschool serves children ages three to five years old. An annual enrollment fee must accompany registration. Registration is a contract for a full school year. Sessions are held September through May:

  • Tuesday/Thursday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Nature Center Pre-K Program

Sessions are held Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. The program is designed to support a child’s transition from preschool to kindergarten. In addition to the Nature Center Preschool’s emphasis on outdoor exploration, the curriculum will focus on

  • letter recognition and printing
  • phonics and sight words
  • journaling
  • numbers and math skills
  • music and movement

Our Mission

The mission of Pioneers Park Nature Center is to interpret the natural history of Nebraska and the central great plains; to promote the enjoyment, appreciation and awareness of our natural environment; to practice and foster a conservation ethic; and to provide a sanctuary for wildlife and a peaceful retreat for people.


Monday - Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Noon - 5:00 PM
Open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Free Admission
Suggested Donations: $3/person, $5/family, or $10/group


3201 S Coddington Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68522

(402) 441-7895


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