Chandler Nature Center

Home to nature-oriented educational programs, all aspects of green living and exhibits, the Chandler Nature Center is the perfect place to learn about the wonders of nature and experience the great outdoors. 



An in-town oasis for exploration, the Chandler Nature Center is a place to discover learning through adventure. Located in the heart of Southeast Chandler, the Center is dedicated to offering affordable recreation and leisure opportunities, with an emphasis on nature, science and the environment.

From yoga in the park to Sonoran Desert garden maintenance to “Meet the Creature” exhibits, there are a variety of ways to connect with your natural surroundings. Enjoy art, science, fitness and outdoorsmanship.

Discover why the Chandler Nature Center was named Best Nature Center by Best Things Arizona by exploring our Break Time Recreation Guide or Calendar of Events.  

Community Demonstration Garden

Dig in and do a world of good in the City’s new Demonstration Garden. A shared vision of the community’s residents and educators, the Garden serves as a catalyst for social interaction, encourages self-reliance, produces nutritious food, and creates opportunities for exercise, education, and fun. This unique garden invites both children and adults to explore nature in all seasons through interaction with plants and natural materials.

Sow it forward and help the City’s garden flourish by volunteering. The Helpful Hands garden volunteer program is available year-round and meets the first and third Friday of the month, 9 to 11 a.m.

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Facility Rentals

Whether you’re celebrating a milestone moment or planning a meeting or a seminar for a nonprofit group, the Chandler Nature Center multi- purpose rooms and pavilions are great venues to serve you and your guests. Review our Rental Guide for more information.   

Owls Nest Nature Store

Offering a variety of environmentally-friendly and nature-oriented gifts and accessories. Find the perfect gift for nature lovers of all ages.

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School & Group Field Trips

An adventure brought to life to life; the CNC offers grade-specific activities designed to complement educators’ lesson plans while providing an interactive learning environment that’s adaptable to all learning styles.

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