Fenner Nature Center


Welcome to Fenner Nature Center, with over 50 years of environmental education and recreation for the citizens of greater Lansing! A suggested admission to our visitor center: $2 per adult, $1 per child.

Trails are open daily throughout the year from 8 am - sunset.

Visitor Center Hours
Wednesday-Friday, 10am - 4pm
Saturday-Sunday, 12pm - 4pm

Explore Store Hours
Saturday-Sunday 12pm - 4pm
*Open weekdays upon request with staff availability*

Contact Us
Phone: 517.483.4224
Fax: 517.377.0012
Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910

Park Rules
Following these park rules helps to ensure that visitors will have an enjoyable experience at Fenner Nature Center.
  • Please keep dogs on a 6ft leash at all times
  • Pick up pet waste and dispose of in recepticals 
  • Collecting (plants, berries, rocks, etc.) is prohibited
  • Unsanctioned alcohol is prohibited
  • Bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards are prohibited on trails
  • Vehicles must exit the park by dusk
Fenner Nature Center is an environmental education center encompassing 134 acres. Now run by the non-profit Fenner Conservancy, the property includes over four miles of trails, including two handicap-accessible paved trail loops. Inside the Visitor Center, check out our collection of live native reptiles and amphibians; watch songbirds, deer and wild turkeys through our large picture windows; and explore our hands-on children’s exhibits. Scholarships for Fenner programs are available to those who demonstrate need.  No bikes, fishing/collecting, or unsanctioned alcohol, please.

Members of Fenner Conservancy receive a 10% discount in the Fenner Explore Store, a 15% discount or free admission to select programs and events, and Fenner Conservancy’s seasonal newsletter. Memberships also provide crucial funding for the operations of the nonprofit. To learn more about how to become a member, and other ways you can support Fenner Conservancy, please call 517-483-4224.

Learn more about what Fenner Nature Center provides our community in this video:

 Fenner Conservancy

Fenner Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and managing body for the Fenner Nature Center, connects people to nature in the heart of Lansing through conservation, education, and stewardship.

Through the efforts of this organization, Fenner Nature Center continues to meet that commitment in difficult times, but we need your help to sustain this crucial part of our community.

To explore the many ways you can help financially support this vital organization, please call Liz Roxberry, Executive Director, at 517-483-4224 or click the "donate" button below. Thank you!

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Fenner Nature Center

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

Phone: 517-483-4224 | Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

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