Facility Rental

Calkins Facility Rental Rates and Guidelines (PDF)

If you are interested in renting the facilities at Calkins Nature Center, please contact us at 641-648-9878. Rates and guidelines can be downloaded above.

The outdoor amphitheater is a perfect setting for beautiful outdoor wedding. At the front of the amphitheater is stage equipped with electrical service and lights. The area surrounding the stage is landscaped with beautiful native prairie wildflowers and grasses. Surrounded by natural beauty, the amphitheater is the perfect location for an outdoor wedding.
The amphitheatre is surrounded by natural beauty.

As the photo to the right shows, you never know what kind of visitors might drop by for your event.

Deer at CalkinsOur beautiful facilities were renovated in 2013 and are available year round for rentals. Inside the nature center is the Great Room which can seat up to 100. High-speed WIFI and video projector make Calkins a perfect choice for your next meeting. Attached to the Great Room is a well equipped kitchen with full-seized appliances and a serving window making this an excellent location for family reunions, holidays and graduation parties. There is also a classroom that can seat 40 additional people or be utilized for meetings. The Great Room offers a perfect gathering for any occasion.


The main room for meetings at Calkins.