Wonder – Explore – Discover
The Highlands Center for Natural History, a nature center in the Prescott National Forest, is a hub for lifelong learning designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature.
The Highlands Center helps children and adults discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land.
We are a donation-based, non-profit organization and Admission and Parking is free.
Our parking lot and hiking trails are open April -September 7am to 7pm and October – March 8am to 6pm. Our Discovery Gardens are open 7 days a week 8am to 4pm. Our office is open Monday through Friday 8am to 4pm and on Saturday 10am to 4pm. Our Nature Store is open Monday 1pm to 4pm and Tuesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm.
This past fall, long time Volunteer of the Highlands Center, Tom Benson, offered his Life Enrichment course to all Highlands Center volunteers. At the end of the course, each person was asked to write a poem inspired by nature. While they were all very well written...
The Highlands Center for Natural History
Prescott Nature Center
In our classroom without walls you will discover Ponderosa Pine covered mountains, deeply shaded riparian habitats, chaparral and woodland, remarkable geologic formations, and amazing vistas, in addition to all manner of forest inhabitants. With educational programming, hiking trails, and a botanic garden, our Prescott nature center has activities for all ages. 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, AZ 86303 Get Directions >