Calkins Nature Area

Facility Rentals at Calkins Nature Area

Calkins Nature Center contains a classroom and a great room that is available for meetings and public programs. Calkins also features an outdoor amphitheater with a stage that seats over 120 people. The nature center and amphitheater are available as rentals.

The maximum occupancy for the Calkins Nature Center is 64 for the actual meeting space (if needing seating around tables). The amphitheater can hold 150 people.


Calkins Nature Center & Amphitheater


Calkins Nature Area
18335 135th St
Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126

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Calkins Nature Center is open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Saturday. The grounds, including the trails and animal exhibits, are open from sunrise to sunset. Admission is FREE to the public.


Regular facility hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Saturday. In order to avoid conflicts with Calkins programs, please contact Calkins at 641-648-9878 to reserve the facility. Rentals in evenings and off-hour times need prior arrangements and approval.


Rental Rates

  • Free for non-profit organizations
  • $125/half day
  • $200 whole day
  • $250/weddings & holidays
This facility requires an additional deposit check of $100 (refundable). The deposit check must be mailed and received at Calkins Nature Area within 30 days of the reservation arrival date.