Heal. Grow. Be Wild!

Here at the Howell Nature Center, our mission is that through mutual love and respect, we teach people to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. With 230 acres, we offer numerous programs so you can find the activity that best suits you and your family to once again connect to nature.


Wildlife Rehabilitation

Saving Michigan’s Wildlife

Day & Overnight Camps

Connecting Kids
with Nature

Experiential Education 

A Wild Adventure
On or Offsite

Community & Retreats

An Exploration of
Science & Self

Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center offers unique summer day, overnight, and excursion camps to help children enjoy and connect with nature, while teaching many classic camp traditions, new skills, and life lessons.

Register before March 1st for the BEST price.
Click below to read the brochure and register!

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Upcoming Events

The event "February 22, 2019 - Owl Night -7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Friday)" is no longer active.

February 23, 2019 - Owl Night - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Saturday)

Ever wonder "whoo" you share your backyard with? Learn about your feathery neighbors with a presentation starring our very own owl ambassadors, then go on an adventure to call for wild owls on our snowy trails! Enjoy cookies & cocoa. For kids ages 5+. Children under 17 must be accompanied by a participating adult. Pre-registration required.

February 23, 2019 at 7:00 pm
February 23, 2019 at 9:00 pm
March 3, 2019 - Camp Wonder Summer Camp OPEN HOUSE 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Camp Wonder at the Howell Nature Center invites new and returning summer campers to preview our 2019 Summer Camp Programs. Bring your friends and family for an afternoon “camp sampler” of exciting summer programs and activities. Meet the staff, tour the facility and have all your questions about our summer programs answered!

March 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm
March 3, 2019 at 5:00 pm


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May 11, 2019 - DAY FOR DAISIES - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Calling all Daisy Girl Scouts! This event is just for you. Join us while we explore our trails, meet animals up close, and make a craft to take home. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way!

May 11, 2019 at 9:00 am
May 11, 2019 at 12:00 pm
March 11, 2019 - Volunteer Open House

Here at the Howell Nature Center (HNC), our mission is to teach people to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. We need YOUR help to make that possible! Interested in being a part of the HNC family? Attend this required Volunteer Open House to learn more about rewarding opportunities at the nature center!

March 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm
March 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm
March 12, 2019 - Little Critters: Yeti the Snowy Owl 10:00am

A special program for nature lovers ages 3-5. Children will enjoy nature-themed craft activities, stories, songs and play, plus a LIVE animal appearance from Yeti, the snowy owl! Limit of 4 children per adult. Supervision required through the duration of the program. Pre-registration is required for all programs.

March 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
March 12, 2019 at 11:00 am