Grow Native Plant Sale

Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th

Spice up your garden with our native and drought-tolerant selection!

Migratory Bird Fest

Tuesday, May 14 – 9 AM to 12 PM

Celebrate our feathered and flying friends on Migratory Bird Day!

Predator Killing Contests

Tuesday, May 14 – 9 AM to 12 PM

Did you know coyotes, bobcats, foxes, and wolves are targets of predator killing contests in Arizona?
Come discover why there is a drive to ban these contests nation-wide.

Language, Culture, & Climate

Insights to the Outdoors

Tuesday, June 25 – 9 AM to 12 PM

Explore how indigenous peoples are using their language and culture to prepare for a changing climate.

Wonder – Explore – Discover

The Highlands Center, a Prescott nature center, is a hub for lifelong learning, designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature.

Events and Calendar

Adult Classes and Programs

Kid & Family Programs

The James Family Discovery Gardens

Highlands Center Hiking Trails

Weddings and Rentals

Memberships and Renewals

Volunteer Opportunities

Manzanita Musings

Manzanita Musings

THE SNOWS OF WINTER melt away into warmer but windier days and we find that spring is now upon us and plants are re-emerging from their winter dormancy. Trees burst into flower, scattering pollen like crazy in the strong April winds, and shrubs produce new...

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Forgotten Pollinators

Forgotten Pollinators

DESPITE THE RECENT snows, spring will soon be here.  With the arrival of spring, the plants will be waking from a winter’s sleep ready to bloom and reproduce.  Of course, being plants they will need a bit of help with pollination. With the advent of...

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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
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Highlands Center building, providing outdoor education activities

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