Upcoming Programs


Please call us at 517-483-4224 to register, or use our online system.


Nature Story Hour

First Saturday of each month, 1:00pm – 2:00pm  

Our volunteer librarian will be leading a nature story hour in the Visitor Center that is geared towards children between the ages of 4 and 6. After the story, participate in a craft 

Cost: FREE, Donations Welcome

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town & International Migratory Bird Day

May 30th (10am-5pm)

Fenner is proud to be part of this citywide event to encourage residents of the greater Lansing area to get out and explore their hometown. We will have special activities to available inside the nature center to get visitors thinking about the importance of migratory birds, as well as a self-guided hike to help you locate some of our favorite spots out on the trail.

Little Hike on the Prairie

“To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee…” – Emily Dickinson

No disrespect to Ms. Dickinson, but we disagree! To make a prairie, it takes so much more. Come on out for a guided walk through Fenner’s prairie to discover the complex relationships between plant, animal, and soil that make prairies so unique. We’ll find out what’s in bloom, what wildlife may be lurking, and what to expect as our prairie planting continues.

5/16, 6/13, 7/18                               1-2pm             $5 non-members; members free

Green Thumbs Workshop

(Ages 5-10)

Grab your trowels and watering cans, and head on over to Fenner for hands-on fun in our garden. Together, we will explore what a garden is and why gardens can be important to wildlife! Participants at this workshop will be able to create and take home a tiny garden of their own thanks to a generous donation from the Garden Club of Lansing.

6/6                   2:30-4:30pm              $7 per child; children must be accompanied by an adult

World of Water – Pond Exploration

(Ages 5 & up, accompanied by adult)

Cool off from the summer heat in this hands-on program all about the world of water. Our naturalist will lead you on a journey of discovery at one of Fenner Nature Center’s ponds. You and your child will get up close and personal with the creatures that live in the water and find out why clean water is important.

8/15                Sat      1-2:30pm       $8 per child with adult; $5 per additional child

Fenner Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs for the public, school groups, scouts, and other organizations.  Check out the links in the sidebar for more information about program offerings and fees.  Please call us at 517-483-4224 or email info@mynaturecenter.org with any questions.

Most of our programs require advanced registration and payment. 

Please call early as slots fill up quickly!


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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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