|Sanderling Nature Center (Open May 1 - Oct. 31 12:30pm - 4:30pm)
The Friends of Kohler-Andrae State Park
play an important role in the operation of the park's Sanderling Nature
Center. Located along the central shore area of the park, amidst the dunes
overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan, the Center is one of the park's most
The Sanderling Nature Center has many interesting displays in its exhibit
area, including some on the park's history, the surrounding Great Lakes
fishery, wildflowers, many taxidermy displays of the park's animals and
other subjects for visitors to enjoy. Live animal and plant exhibits
are maintained during the season, and new displays are always being
constructed for the interpretive facility.
The center has an auditorium and frequent programs with guest speakers.
Most utilize the auditorium's multi-media equipment, including video &
computer projection, movies, photo-slides and audio playback. Also
accessible from inside the nature center is a stairway to an observation
deck on top of the building . It offers a beautiful panorama of Lake
Michigan and also has a mounted pair of binoculars.