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

Knee-High Naturalist (Ages 2-5)

Wednesdays, 10am-11am 

Programs are now booked by the session and advanced pre-registration

 is required to attend 

Do you have a "Knee High Naturalist?" If they are between the ages of 2 and 5, come on out and join us for a hike, some fun crafts and other activities, and maybe even a story!  

Cost: $25.00/child for each four-week session

Session 1:  9/3-9/24 Animal Architects                            

Ants, Bees, Beavers, and Birds!   

Session 2: 10/1-10/22 Fall Time Fun                       

Leaves, Apples, Pumpkins, and Bats!         

Session 3: 11/5-11/26 Fall Time Friends            

Deer, Turkey, Squirrels, and Bears!

Note: There is no Knee High Naturalist in December

Dia de los Muertos Cemetery Stroll 

(All Ages)

November 1, 6pm - 8pm 

Fenner Nature Center and the Friends of Lansing's Historic Cemeteries are teaming up for a guided tour through Mount Hope Cemetery to investigate the signs and symbols of nature that surround life and death. We will delve into the folklore of Ravens, owls, and other animals that can be found on the tombstones on our walk before heading back to Fenner for a bonfire and marshmallow roast.

Cost: $5; Fenner Conservancy Members: FREE

Phenology Hike (Adults)

November 1, 1pm - 2pm 

Phenology is the study of plant and animal life cycle events and how these are influenced by the seasons.  Participants in these seasonal hikes will learn to identify plant and animal species while on the trails and become a citizen scientist while helping us collect data about the annual changes at Fenner Nature Center. There is a minimum participant registration of 10 required for this event.

Cost: $10; Fenner Conservancy Members: $5


Fenner Nature Center offers a wide variety of programs for the public, school groups, scouts, and other organizations.  Check out the liks inthe sidebar for more information about proram offerins 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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