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.

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Rogue and Sky are ready to greet our guests for the second day of our Howl-O-Ween Event! 🐀🎃 Did you know that rats are incredibly smart and social and have been proven to make noise that is equivalent to human laughter? #spookyseason #healgrowbewild #howellnaturecenter ... See MoreSee Less
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❗️ REMINDER: PARK CLOSING EARLY THIS WEEKEND ❗️🎃 Due to our Howl-O-Ween event, the Wildlife Park and Alexandria's Naturescape will be open for the following hours this weekend: 🔸Saturday, Oct. 23rd: 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟮:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺🔸Sunday, Oct. 24th: 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟭𝟮:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺We appreciate your flexibility and respect of these hours! ... See MoreSee Less
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We hope you’re as excited as our staff about our Howl-O-Ween event this weekend!! Share your costume ideas in the comments! 🎃👻 #spookyseason #healgrowbewild ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ As our 𝙒𝙞𝙡𝙙 𝙒𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙛𝙪𝙡 𝙉𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 fundraising event approaches, it's time to highlight our featured animal, 𝗠𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗰 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗝𝗮𝘆! ✨𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝘁:Males and females both gather materials and build their nest, but males do more gathering and females do more building. 🍂𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗷𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁?Blue jays help disperse seeds to spread plants, especially oak trees. 🌳 They keep insect populations down and help clean up the environment by eating carrion.Join us November 3rd for our Wild Wonderful Night event! 🐦This is our largest fundraiser of the year, and YOU'RE INVITED!Here's how YOU can participate in honoring our mission with us:🔹 Purchase tickets and attend on November 3rd🔹 Sponsor the event🔹 Donate a silent auction item🔹 Choose a giving level and support specific needs of our wildlife department!✨ Don't miss the chance to help animals and children HEAL, GROW, and BE WILD!✨ Learn more here: bit.ly/39Y28Tq ... See MoreSee Less
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✨ Meet Clover the woodchuck! Contrary to myth, these stocky ground squirrels can’t chuck wood - the name came from the Algonquian word ‘wuchak’. While many people consider them pests, woodchucks are an important part of our ecosystem. Their vast burrow systems help maintain soil health for plants and provide homes for other animals! Clover came to our clinic with a chronic respiratory illness. Due to his extensive treatment, he bonded strongly with humans and was considered non-releasable. He now does a great job of teaching people about woodchucks, and is even better at taking his daily medication for his stuffy nose. 🤧 Do you know anyone who could take some tips from Clover? #WildlifeWednesday ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy #tongueouttuesday ! 🦌😛 ... See MoreSee Less
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This weekend, our Wild Wonders Wildlife Park and Alexandria's Naturescape will be CLOSING EARLY due to our Howl-O-Ween celebration. 🎃We will be open for the following hours this weekend:🔸 Saturday, Oct. 23rd: 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟮:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺🔸 Sunday, Oct. 24th: 𝟭𝟬:𝟬𝟬𝗮𝗺 - 𝟭𝟮:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺We appreciate your flexibility and respect of these hours! ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you to everyone who came out to ✨𝗚𝗟𝗢𝗪 𝗭𝗜𝗣✨ over the weekend!After arriving, participants got all decked out for the event with our 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗸𝘀 and 𝗴𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗽𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁.✨Then, everyone geared up and took a thrilling nighttime ride down the 𝘇𝗶𝗽 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲! 🤩 Afterwards, we provided 𝗱𝗼𝗻𝘂𝘁𝘀, 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗿, and a 𝗳𝘂𝗻 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 (complete with black lights to make face paint glow) where awesome pictures were taken.📸Don't miss out on the fall fun -- join us for our 𝗟𝗔𝗦𝗧 𝟯 𝗚𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝗭𝗶𝗽𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿! Reserve YOUR spot below:Friday, October 22nd: conta.cc/3olWByhFriday, October 29th: conta.cc/3ioAYcTSaturday, October 30th: conta.cc/39PwmI8 ... See MoreSee Less
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A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who supported our Back to Wildlife School Campaign! 🎓We are so incredibly grateful for the support our community provides to our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. Because of your generosity, we are able to care for thousands of injured and orphaned wildlife each year. These animals come to us with nowhere else to go, and we do our very best to give them a second chance at life.This juvenile red-tailed hawk recently came to our clinic after being found grounded in the road. It is likely he was hit by a car or flew into a car, and he responded very well to supportive care. He is currently in our pre-release area gaining back the strength and stamina needed to survive in the wild. He is just one of thousands of examples of the wild lives your support helps us save. ❤️ #FeelGoodFriday ... See MoreSee Less
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As a 501(c)(3) organization, our community and wildlife programs run primarily with funds raised through special events or donations.