Visit the NEW Lafayette Nature Center!

Thorne Nature Experience has officially opened the Lafayette Nature Center (LNC), a home for nature connection. This world-class facility has something for everyone. Gazebos, field space, and a BBQ pit serve as the perfect backdrop for gatherings among friends and family. Little and big adventurers alike can swing, climb, dig, and slide in our outdoor nature play areas. Sandpits with water features provide the perfect opportunity for getting small hands dirty. Log structures offer a new challenge to the burgeoning climber. A nature-themed swing and slide give new life to the classic playground feeling. Outdoor explorers can traverse the connecting trails to nearby Coal Creek Open Space, a stunning natural area marked by giant cottonwood groves and year-round access to water exploration.

The outdoor spaces at the LNC are free to visit and open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. Thorne and local partners will host free events and programs in English and Spanish regularly throughout the year and beginning this fall, Thorne will offer nature birthday parties. Whether you’re seeking nature play or a place to simply enjoy being outside, we hope the LNC can become a community space that’s cherished by many. The Lafayette Nature Center was a dream made into reality with years of hard work and belief in Thorne’s core value of NATURE FOR ALL. We can’t wait for you to come visit.

CLICK HERE for more information about visiting the Lafayette Nature Center.