1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott AZ 86303 | Phone (928) 776-9550  more information

The Highlands Center for Natural History

The Highlands Center for Natural History is a non-profit science and ecological education organization located on the Prescott National Forest just outside Prescott, in the heart of the amazing Central Arizona Highlands country of Yavapai County.

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OUR MISSION

The Highlands Center helps children and adults discover the wonders of nature and become wise caretakers of the land. We believe that everyone has a fundamental need to connect with the natural world. This connection is fostered by the Center through outdoor-science education based on observation and discovery of the Central Arizona Highlands.

Highlands Center for Natural History, Prescott ArizonaThrough day camps, family programs, school programs, field studies, lectures, workshops, and other activities we reach over 10,000 children and adults each year.

Our 3-mile nature trail system is the gateway to Lynx Creek and other Prescott National Forest trails.

Our beautiful campus, showcasing practical green building strategies using The James Learning Center, includes our administrative offices, an outdoor amphitheater, a large indoor classroom facility, a library, and gift shop.  The adjacent grounds model water conservation, fire-wise landscaping, and the use of native plants in re-vegetation.  The site is operated under a Special Use Permit with the Prescott National Forest, USDA Forest Service.
 
In our classroom without walls visitors discover ponderosa pine covered valleys, deeply-shaded riparian habitats, chaparral and woodland covered hillsides, remarkable geologic formations, and amazing vistas.

Our mission is supported by our members, volunteers and donors. Please explore our website to learn more, and we encourage you to visit our beautiful center to discover how you can protect and enjoy the natural world.

 

Fire in the West Series

Fire in the West Series - Highlands Center for Natural History 

Native Plant Sale

Native-Plants

Walks & Hikes

Nature-Hikes

Growing Up WILD

Growing Up WILD Workshop

1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, AZ 86303 | 928.776.9550 

Under special-use permit with the Prescott National Forest