Explore a slice of native South Florida, located right in the heart of Kendall. The Environmental Center at Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, offers a variety of classes, field trips, and workshops for children and adults in our 9-acre, native nature preserve. The Center features a pristine lake, an endangered pine rockland, hammocks, butterfly gardens, native plantings, an organic garden, and a variety of animals. Open every second Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm, we invite you to come and check us out!
Environmental Center Map
(exact location marked by green arrow)
Visit Our New Visitor Pavilion!
This new state-of-the-art facility is completely “off the grid” - utilizing solar panels, a composting toilet, rain water collection and other features that make it a showcase for the more than 10,000 visitors who come to the beautiful 9-acre oasis in Kendall each year. Visitors now have a wonderful meeting place where they can learn about the technology and techniques that reduce our carbon footprint and help to preserve the environment for future generations.
It is designed to LEED Platinum standards, making it one of very few school buildings in Florida to achieve this standard.
As children measure snakes or search the forest for medicinal
plants, they experience text book concepts firsthand
and practice science skills like predicting, making analogies, estimating and reasoning that are sure to improve
>>View Field Trips brochure
>>Download field trip booking form
Have a birthday party your kids will never forget as they meet face-to-face with our resident reptiles and amphibians and explore our pristine 9-acre nature preserve.
>>View Birthday Parties flyer
>>Download birthday booking form