Bunker Interpretive Center

Basic information


42.93197 -85.58227
View on campus map Get directions

The Bunker Interpretive Center (BIC) is located in the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The LEED certified building is our primary educational facility for the general public and the Calvin College community.

The Bunker Interpretive Center, at the Calvin College Ecosystem Preserve, provides approximately 5,000 square feet of space which serves as a home base for programs, a study center for the college community, and an educational resource for the general public. Included in that space are a laboratory classroom, a multi-purpose room, and a display hall. The multi-purpose room, depending on its configuration, serves as a lecture hall or as an exploratory space for elementary classes. The display hallway houses permanent and temporary displays to help visitors better understand the flora and fauna of the Great Lakes region.

We encourage you to stop in and check out our seasonal educational displays, view some Michigan frogs and turtles up close, read a storybook or two, star in your own puppet show, and visit with our friendly and knowledgeable staff. Throughout the year, we also offer a variety of educational programs for all ages. Please visit the educational programs pages to see our current schedule of events and programs.

Quick Facts
  • 2005

    year the Bunker Interpretive Center secured LEED Gold Certification

  • 5,300

    square feet

  • 100

    -person capacity


See the reservation information below; please contact preserve@calvin.edu if you have questions about availability.

Make a reservation

The Bunker Interpretive Center (BIC) is available for rental to organizations whose events are consistent with our mission of educating for creation care, restoring the land, and renewing spirits. If the event you desire to hold at the BIC is related to/inspired by the natural environment, environmental education, creation care, and/or green building construction/technology, please submit a request for reservation.

Calvin faculty and staff interested in using the preserve or BIC for a mission-related class, lab, meeting, or event, must first submit a request for reservation.

NOTE: The BIC is not available for rental for private events such as retreats, weddings, parties, etc.

Features and amenities

  • Fireplace in the multi-purpose room
  • Projector
  • Smart technology
  • White board
Request a Reservation


Parking is available in the designated Ecosystem Preserve spaces immediately north of the cul-de-sac. (parking map)


Handicap accessible

Bunker Interpretive Center



  • Course code:
  • Credits:
  • Semester:
  • Department: