Upcoming Events

Come visit the Howell Nature Center for exciting events! Please note that events require pre-registration. Click on the events below or call our Welcome Center at (517) 546-0249 for additional information. Wild Wonders Wildlife Park is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Alexandria’s Treehouse is open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., May – October.

October 2019

The event "October 12, 2019 BEAR Scout Badge Workshop - A BEAR GOES FISHING - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm" is no longer active.

The event "October 12, 2019 WEBELOS Scout Badge Workshop - CASTAWAY - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm" is no longer active.

The event "October 12, 2019 TIGER Scout Badge Workshop - TIGERS IN THE WILD - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm" is no longer active.

The event "October 12, 2019 WOLF Scout Badge Workshop - CALL OF THE WILD - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm" is no longer active.

October 19, 2019 (Saturday) Glacier Valley Eco Zip Tour - GLOW TOUR 7:00-9:30 pm

The Glacier Valley Eco Glow Zip Tour is a SEVEN zip line, 1/2 mile ride! All training and equipment is provided. This Glow-In-The-Dark tour is for participants weighing between 60 & 250 lbs. Riders 16 & under must be accompanied by a participating adult. Pre-registration & pre-payment are required. Glow sticks provided.

Start:
October 19, 2019 at 7:00 pm
End:
October 19, 2019 at 9:30 pm
October 26, 2019 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Building an Image

Guided by award-winning wildlife photographer, Steve Gettle, you will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of birds of prey in their natural settings. Explore multiple photography stations, each strategically set up to compose the best photographs. One-hour session with Steve, followed by lunch & over two hours photographing birds of prey.

Start:
October 26, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm
October 26, 2019 (Saturday) Howl-O-Ween Event 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Dress up your little critter and join us for a HOWLing good time! This merry-not-so-scary event features trick-or-treating through the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, children’s crafts, hayrides, cider and donuts, and more. Pre-event registration is required. Members: $5/adult & $10/child. General Ticket: $7/adult &$12/child.

Start:
October 26, 2019 at 4:00 pm
End:
October 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm
October 27, 2019 Photography Workshop with Steve Gettle: Images that Communicate

Guided by award-winning wildlife photographer, Steve Gettle, you will have the opportunity to photograph a variety of birds of prey in their natural settings. Explore multiple photography stations, each strategically set up to compose the best photographs. One-hour session with Steve, followed by lunch & over two hours photographing birds of prey.

Start:
October 27, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
October 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm
October 27, 2019 (Sunday) Howl-O-Ween Event 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Dress up your little critter and join us for a HOWLing good time! This merry-not-so-scary event features trick-or-treating through the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park, children’s crafts, hayrides, cider and donuts, and more. Pre-event registration is required. Members: $5/adult & $10/child. General Ticket: $7/adult &$12/child.

Start:
October 27, 2019 at 4:00 pm
End:
October 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

November 2019

November 2, 2019 - BROWNIE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - OUTDOOR ADVENTURER 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Are you ready for big adventures? In this workshop, we'll explore outside, play outdoor games and take to the trails with our newfound outdoor skills.This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
November 2, 2019 - JUNIOR Girl Scout Badge Workshop - ANIMAL HABITATS 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Animals come in all shapes and sizes, and so do their homes! Meet the residents of the Wild Wonders Wildlife Park and discover what they need to make their habitat a home.This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 9:00 am
End:
November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
November 2, 2019 - BROWNIE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - SENSES 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s a big world out there! In this workshop, we’ll discuss how our senses help us discover the wonders around us. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm
November 2, 2019 - CADETTE Girl Scout Badge Workshop - ARCHERY 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fire when ready! Join us for this archery workshop. We’ll review equipment and form, and
take on some wacky challenges. This is a fantastic opportunity to earn badges in a FUN, CREATIVE, AND OUTDOOR way! Souvenir Howell Nature Center patch included.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
November 2, 2019 at 4:00 pm
November 2, 2019 DUELING ZIP LINES - 11:00 AM

Bring a friend and soar SIDE-BY-SIDE on our NEW DUELING ZIP LINES! Each participant will ride both 500 ft long zip lines through the treetops and over Turtle Pond. 5 years and up. Maximum weight 250 lbs. Closed-Toe Shoes Required. $25 per person or $45 per pair. Pre-registration required. Multiple Registrations required for more than two people.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 11:00 am
End:
November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
November 2, 2019 DUELING ZIP LINES - 12:00 PM

Bring a friend and soar SIDE-BY-SIDE on our NEW DUELING ZIP LINES! Each participant will ride both 500 ft long zip lines through the treetops and over Turtle Pond. 5 years and up. Maximum weight 250 lbs. Closed-Toe Shoes Required. $25 per person or $45 per pair. Pre-registration required. Multiple Registrations required for more than two people.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 12:00 pm
End:
November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
November 2, 2019 DUELING ZIP LINES - 1:00 PM

Bring a friend and soar SIDE-BY-SIDE on our NEW DUELING ZIP LINES! Each participant will ride both 500 ft long zip lines through the treetops and over Turtle Pond. 5 years and up. Maximum weight 250 lbs. Closed-Toe Shoes Required. $25 per person or $45 per pair. Pre-registration required. Multiple Registrations required for more than two people.

Start:
November 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm
End:
November 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm
November 6, 2019 (Wednesday) - A Wild Wonderful Night

Join us for A Wild Wonderful Night, Howell Nature Center’s most prestigious event of the year. Our annual gala benefits the wildlife rehabilitation clinic and wildlife education programs.

This exciting evening will include live and silent auctions, live entertainment, cash bar, and cuisine from the area’s finest restaurants.

Start:
November 6, 2019 at 6:00 pm
End:
November 6, 2019 at 10:00 pm
November 12, 2019 Little Critters Nature Preschool Program: HAWK MIGRATION NATION 10:00 - 11:00 am

Flock on in to learn about migration with one of our very own frequent fliers!
Connect with your “little critter” through nature. Enjoy crafts, songs and stories about your favorite Howell Nature Center residents. Designed specifically for children 3-5 years. old.
$6 per child, limit of four children per adult, and one adult per child.

Start:
November 12, 2019 at 10:00 am
End:
November 12, 2019 at 11:00 am
November 12, 2019 Little Critters Nature Preschool Program: HAWK MIGRATION NATION 11:30 - 12:30 pm

Flock on in to learn about migration with one of our very own frequent fliers!
Connect with your “little critter” through nature. Enjoy crafts, songs and stories about your favorite Howell Nature Center residents. Designed specifically for children 3-5 years. old.
$6 per child, limit of four children per adult, and one adult per child.

Start:
November 12, 2019 at 11:30 am
End:
November 12, 2019 at 12:30 pm

As a 501(c)(3) organization, our community and wildlife programs run primarily with funds raised through special events or donations.