Experience dynamic learning environments through LEARN517, a homeschool partnership program that explores a monthly theme through the disciplines of art, science, nature, and history. Each program partner hosts a 1:30 - 3:00 pm Thursday homeschool session based on the following 2018-19 calendar:

  • October: Fabrics & Textiles
  • November: Made in Michigan
  • December: Architecture
  • January: In the Sky
  • February: Community
  • March: Inventors & Inventions
  • April: Nature

LEARN517 sessions meet each Thursday of the month at the following venues:

Sessions are from 1:30 - 3:00 pm and designed for homeschool families with children in 1st to 5th grades (everyone is welcome).

See the Learn517 facebook page for more information about programs and fees for our partners.


The Nature Classroom serves as a starting program for students in 1st to 5th grade. For over 50 years, Woldumar Nature Center has provided the Greater Lansing Community with unique educational experiences in science and nature.

Explore the great outdoors and learn more about Michigan natural sciences as you hike our trails, view demonstrations, and perform experiments with our staff naturalists.


Pre-register here, or walk-in.


$5.00 per student or $4.00 per student if multiple children in family. Free for members at a household level.