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R.E. Olds Anderson Rotary Barn - Downstairs

Woldumar Nature Center, a natural, private escape in the shadows of urban Lansing, is an ideal setting for a unique event that will be remembered for years to come.

Woldumar can provide a superb setting for your gathering, whether it includes family, friends, or just people with common interests. You can host your event outdoors in a natural setting among the trees, in a sheltered indoor space, or a combination of various areas at the center.

Outdoor grounds rentals are available for up to 250 people. The site you select will determine the amount Woldumar can accommodate. Grounds rentals include use of chairs and access to the restrooms in the visitor's center. Indoor space is not provided with outdoor rentals, although outdoor grounds areas are available at no additional charge to those who rent the entire barn.

RE Olds Anderson Rotary Barn

The historically renovated RE Olds Anderson Rotary Barn was remodeled in 2004 through the generosity of the Mid-Michigan Rotary Clubs. Upper and lower floors are available for gatherings of up to 150 people. This rustic space is well suited to receptions, meetings, dances, and concerts.

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Barn Conference Classroom

Hal & Jean Glassen Memorial Auditorium - The second story auditorium space accommodates up to 150 people. This open, airy barn loft is radiant heated and accessible by stairs and elevator. Woldumar is able to provide twinkle lights and white paper lanterns to enhance the mood for any occasion. The Auditorium is complete with a staging area, bar area, AV equipment, and access to the deck. The 3000 square foot auditorium is perfect for dancing the night away and celebrating good times. Dimensions: 36ft x 63ft.

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Barn Conference Classroom

Conference Classroom - The first floor classroom space is reminiscent of the building's early days as a dairy barn. A long, narrow room with white wooden walls and cement floor offers plenty of space for tables and chairs for groups of up to 75. Restroom and kitchen facilities are located on this level. Authentic barn doors open onto a large patio with picnic tables on this level. Dimensions: 19ft x 70ft. (9 ft. high).

Nature Study Classroom - The nature study classroom on the first floor accommodates up to 12 people. This cozy space is great for small group sessions or a dressing space.

RE Olds Anderson Rotary Barn

RE Olds Anderson Rotary Barn
Barn Upper Level
3000 square feet - 36' x 63'
Accommodates up to 150 People
Barn Exterior
Deck and Patio Shown to Left
Barn Upper Level
3000 square feet - 36' x 63'
Accommodates up to 150 People
Barn
Deck and Patio
Barn Upper Level
3000 square feet - 36' x 63'
Accommodates up to 150 People
Barn Upper Level Deck
Barn Lower Level Patio

Moon Log Cabin and Herb Garden

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Moon Log Cabin and Herb Garden

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Moon Log Cabin In Winter

In 1862, the Moon family constructed this cabin a few miles away from Woldumar’s current location. In 1980, the cabin was moved to our grounds. Woldumar uses the cabin for cultural heritage education. It is now open to the public on program Saturdays and during events. The porch of the Moon Log Cabin provides a popular, rustic setting for Woldumar Ceremonies. Up to 150 guests can witness your ceremony from the lawn at this regularly maintained site. Next to the Moon Log Cabin is a well maintained herb garden. The entrance to the garden is a popular location for vow renewal ceremonies and small weddings.

Walnut Glen Amphitheatre

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Walnut Glen Amphitheatre

Walnut glen is the perfect location for a private wedding. Just a short walk from the barn and deep in the woods, Walnut Glen is a favorite for many weddings due to beautiful scenery. This area is complete with a stage and wooden benches that can accommodate up to 147 guests. Walnut Glen is a serene location with a steady stream and forest backdrop.

Sunrise Pavilion

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Sunrise Pavilion

The sunrise pavilion is a covered patio nestled at the rear portion of Woldumar’s regularly maintained area, and offers an east-facing view of nature’s wonders. Up to 20 people can be seated under the roof, making this space ideal for small outdoor meetings. Larger groups, like weddings and concerts, often use the pavilion as a stage area and seat guests on the large, maintained lawn. The lawn area can seat up to 250 people.

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Rock Room

Visitors Center Rock Room

This unique space is used primarily for youth education and is available to rent for groups up to 40 people. Annexed to this space are restrooms and a kitchen.

All rentals include:

  • The set up and tear down of tables and chairs inside the rental space. Woldumar has tables to seat up to 150 people and 300 black folding chairs for indoor and outdoor use (some conditions apply).
  • AV equipment if needed.
  • Handicapped accessible restrooms located on first floors.
  • A kitchenette with a refrigerator and sink in the barn.
  • On site event coordinator to help with rental needs.

Site permits

Outside vendors who wish to provide any for-profit service on Woldumar's property (including but not limited to commercial photography, eco tours, and special classes) are required to submit a site permit at least 7 days in advance. also, see our Visitor Rules.

Download Commercial Photography Permit

Please send completed permit forms with payment to:

Woldumar Nature Center
5739 Old Lansing Rd
Lansing, MI 48917-8503

Rental Tours Available by Appointment

If you are interested in seeing how Woldumar would fit your needs for an upcoming event, we would like to show you the spaces that are available. However, tours are by appointment only. Call 517-322-0030 or e-mail for more information or if you are interested in renting a space at Woldumar. Due to our frequent education programs and staffing limitations, we are unable to accommodate walk-in tours.