Upcoming Events at Woldumar Nature Center
On the second Saturday of each month, Woldumar offers naturalist lessons and a related craft project.
Annual Events include:
- Fall Events: American Heritage Festival, Color Tours on the Grand River, and Runamunk 5K/10K run.
- Spring Events: Kickoff to Camp Discover and Family Campout.
Maple Sugaring at Home
March 14, 2020
Come learn about Michigan Maple Trees! We will learn about tree identification and be tapping a tree on a Naturalist guided hike. Join us for a craft in the Barn, where we will be creating maple sugar candies.
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11 AM – 2 PM. The guided hikes will begin at 11:30 and leave on the half hour sharp; last one is at 1:30. Please dress accordingly for the weather.
Member rate: $2 per person/ $5 per family
Non-member rate: $4 per person/ $10 per family
If there is 3 inches or more of show Snowshoes
will be available for rent: $5.00 per person for 1 hour.
Bluegrass & Folk Jam
March 15, 2020
Bring your instrument to participate in informal jam sessions throughout the nature center, or simply enjoy the concert in the upstairs of the barn (elevator service is available). The series dates October 20, November 17, March 15, April 19, and May 17 with acts TBA. Requested donation $5 for adults, but attendees are encouraged to give as they are able - no one will be turned away. Kids are free. Proceeds make these events possible and help support the nonprofit Woldumar Nature Association
Green Space Wedding & Event Open House
March 21, 2020
Barn venues and nature adorned “rustic” weddings and events have been popular event trends on the rise for many years. With so many barn venues around the state, what sets Woldumar Weddings apart from the rest?
When you book your wedding or event at Woldumar you are not just getting a barn venue. As a nonprofit environmental education center, Woldumar is a cause and a community. Events support our cause. Rental guests join our community.
When you exchange vows under the tall towering trees in the walnut glen amphitheater, you are saying “I do” to continuing years of environmental education, celebrations, conservation, restoration, recreation, and stewardship of a community resource.
When you dance the night away under twinkling lights in our historic barn, you are helping many children create their fondest memories out in nature, from warming up to hot cocoa after a snowshoe hike to catching frogs in the creek during summer camp.
Having your wedding or event at Woldumar directly supports our mission "to educate people about the natural environment." In return, we give you an unforgettable wedding or event experience.
Mark your calendars for March 21st, 2020 from 1-4 p.m. for an afternoon of fun. Meet and greet some of the most talented event vendors around Mid-Michigan, tour our facilities, and enjoy some complimentary refreshments.
The barn will be stylized, giving you inspiration for hosting your own special event with us.
We can't wait to welcome you into our venue and show you what we have to offer! Our staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Anyone is welcome to attend.
Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com or call 517-322-0030 ext 3.
Day of walk in's are great, however, we will have a limited amount of complimentary refreshments.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/472172397016514/?active_tab=about
We will have an updated vendor list as we get closer to the event.
Campfire Science Night
April 03, 2020
Gather around the campfire for a fun evening of chemistry demonstrations, flashlight hikes, and exciting hands-on activities. This event is hosted by Woldumar Nature Center and the MSU Graduate Women in Science Mid-Michigan Chapter.
Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM
This FREE event is part of the MSU Science Festival. View the full schedule of events online at: https://sciencefestival.msu.edu/event/schedule
Spring Break Camp 4/6-4/10
April 06, 2020
Camp Discovery at Woldumar Nature Center has been a Lansing area tradition for over half a century!
Leave winter behind & SPRING into an adventure. Children currently enrolled in grades kindergarten through 5 have the opportunity to get outdoors and try new things! Make friends, be adventurous, have fun!
This year we offer five different daily themes. Both half and full day camps available. Full day runs from 9 am - 4 pm; Half day 9 am - 12:00 pm. Campers need to bring their own lunch, refillable water bottle, and weather appropriate clothes. Woldumar will provide an afternoon snack.
Drop off begins at 8:30 am, pick up by 4:30 pm.
Before and after care are available. Drop off begins at 8:00 am, pick up by 5:00 pm. $10.00 a day per camper.
Register day by day.
$50 - non-member
$40 - member*
$30 - non-member
$25 - member*
Register for all week and save!
$195 - non-member
$165 - member*
$135 - non-member
$120 - member*
*You must be a current member at the $50 "Household Level" to qualify for the discounted rate. To check your membership status email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 6: Spring Exploration
Longer days mean everything is waking up and getting ready to grow. Come and explore the changing season as we explore why our days are warming up and becoming longer. Mud included!
April 7: Water Wonders
All of the water in the world is continuously moving, fueling life on Earth. Explore all of the grand ways that water makes Woldumar possible. Let’s go pond dipping!
April 8: Animal Survival
Investigate the diversity found within the animal kingdom as we learn about how Michigan wildlife survives.
April 9: Naturally Artistic
Let your creative side go wild! Use nature to inspire you as we create art out of artifacts found in nature.
April 10: Wild Engineering
Build a bridge to a better future as we explore the engineering of our wild nature center. If you like making and breaking your inventions, this is the day for you!
Spring Wildflower Watercolor Workshop
April 25, 2020
Have you always wanted to try sketching and/or watercolor in
nature and in particular flowers? If so,
this workshop is for you! Join
watercolor artist Michelle Detering for a morning of using a sketchbook to
capture the beautiful spring wildflowers at Woldumar! Learn how a nature
sketchbook can help expand your experience in nature and improve your skills in
observing and drawing.
Students will spend time on the trails in Woldumar observing and sketching the wildflowers they see. Later students will return to the barn to learn how to use watercolor to enhance their journals. Students will learn tips and Techniques for nature sketchbooks as well as ideas for what to record, journal layout, tools, photo references and how to observe in order to draw what you see.
Participants will need to bring a sketchbook designed for watermedia. Other supplies will be provided but individuals are welcome to bring their own favorite art tools as well.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 9 AM – 12 PM
For questions please feel free to email Michelle at
Artist Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/bellelunearts
Artist Website is www.michelledeteringart.com
Woldumar Members: $35.00
Only 15 spots available.
Spring Wildflower Hikes
May 09, 2020
Spring is in the air! Join us for a guided wildflower hike
followed by doing a flower themed craft in the lower level of our barn.
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Hikes will begin at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. sharp.
Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Members: $3 per person or $8 per family
Non members: $5 or $10 per family