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Forest News

  • Attention Members: Event Update - October 10 - Trick or Treat in the Forest - FREE shuttle service will be provided for this event.  Please park in the northeast lot of the Southroads Mall parking lot at Fort Crook Road and Camp Brewster Road to pick up the shuttle.  Drop off and handicap parking will be available at the nature center. 

  • Don't forget: Trick-or-Treat in the Forest is Saturday, October 10th. This unique Halloween experience for the entire family is exclusively for Fontenelle Forest members and their guests. Click here for more information. Not a member? Join now and enjoy all of our Member Appreciation Month events!

    Please note: You must be signed into our website to receive your member discount -


  • We are pleased to announce that construction has begun on the new Raptor Woodland Refuge at the Fontenelle Forest Nature Center. While the new addition is under construction, parking at the Nature Center will be reduced from our normal levels. We have done everything that we can to retain as much guest parking as possible, including moving most employee parking to another part of our property for the duration of the project. Handicap parking and a drop-off lane for buses and other vehicles will still be available.

  • To see our complete calendar or register for a program, click here.

Our Mission

To provide a place where people
can experience and enjoy the quiet wild of nature.
We want to inspire current and future generations
to care for the natural world.

Our Vision

To be a national leader in environmental stewardship and
education and the region’s premier nature center

Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations
and one of the largest private nature centers in the nation.
Fontenelle Forest Nature Center in Bellevue and Neale Woods in Omaha
encompass nearly 2,000 acres of forest, prairie and wetlands along the Missouri River.

Association of Nature Center Administrators