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  

Join Mary, our resident librarian, for a nature story hour in the visitor center. Each month, you’ll learn about a different type of animal that you might find right here in Michigan. After the story, you’ll make an animal of your own with a take-home craft project led by volunteer Madeline.

Cost: FREE, Donations Welcome


2 part class: 9/18 & 10/1612:30-4:30pm

*Pre-Registration Required.

Work with Sharon and Juanita of the Crossroad Weavers Guild to learn this traditional skill. This class is suitable for complete beginners, and intermediate crafters who want to tackle a larger project. Your experienced teachers will walk you through the steps of making a basket from start to finish. This fall, we are making our basket over the course of two class periods. Part 1 includes making the base and setting the pattern. Part 2 includes rimming and shaping the basket. We recommend that you bring scissors, pencil, ruler, and a hand towel to class.

Cost: $70, includes instruction and materials

Twilight Treks

9/9, 9/23, 10/14           7-8:30pm

*Pre-Registration Required.

Interested in exploring Fenner at night? Come join one of our naturalists for a guided hike as the sun is setting. Learn how certain animals are adapted to function during twilight and nighttime and what animals are hunting, walking, or flying around while we are getting ready for bed! This family-friendly program concludes with a bonfire and marshmallow roast.

       $5 non-members; members free

Apple Butter Festival

10/8 & 10/9             Sat – Sun       11 am – 5 pm

Join us as we celebrate the fall harvest with our Annual Apple Butter

Festival. This event gives visitors a chance to reconnect with nature through an exploration of heritage arts, crafts, games and of course, to help cook authentic apple butter over an open fire. This year’s festival promises to be fun for the whole family and includes live music, great food and will feature “celebrity stirrers” on site to help stir the apple butter.    

 Free / Suggested Donation Parking $5

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 programs@mynaturecenter.org with any questions.

Most of our programs require advanced registration and payment. We are not able to offer refunds for cancellations made in less than 24 hours.

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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