Classes and Events

To register...

Please complete the registration forms on the pages which follow.

For multiple registrations, click "Add Guest" at the bottom of the registration form.

Not a member, but want to become one?

Select a membership option as you fill out the form and use the member rates on the form.  That's all there is to it -- Your member benefits begin immediately!

Why membership?

Woldumar members are individuals who support our mission of educating people about the natural environment.  Your membership dues offset the costs of our school programs, community events and summer camp programs.  They pay for building and trail maintenance and help cover our operating expenses.

Upcoming events

    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 30 Apr 2018
    • Woldumar Rock Room (Lower Level of Visitor Center)

    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 p.m. Thursday homeschool session based on the following calendar:

    October: Water                        

    November: Symmetry, Balance and Pattern                               

    December: Space & Sky                         

    January: Materials  

    February: In the Forest                     

    March: Bugs and Creepy Crawlies

    April: Color

    LEARN517 sessions meet each Thursday of the month at the following venues: REACH Art Studio (Week 1), Woldumar Nature Center (Week 2), Impression 5 Science Center (Week 3),  and Michigan History Center (Week 4). Sessions are from 1:30-3 p.m. and designed for homeschool families with children ages 6-11 (other ages welcome).

    Woldumar Session Information:

    Nature Classroom

    Drop-off program for students 1st to 5th.

    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.

    October - Pond Exploration

    November - Animal Homes and Niches

    December - Sensational Stars

    January - Reflections of a Pioneer Child

    February - Winter Tree Identification

    March - Insect Safari

    April - Color Adaptations

    Cost: $5.00 per student, multiple students in family only $4.00 per student

    Free for members at a household level.

    Registration - pre-register online or onsite registration

    • 23 Nov 2017
    • 01 Jan 2018

    In 1965, Charlie Brown was famously concerned by our commercial culture at the holidays.  In 2017, people just have so much stuff! Clothes, toys, trinkets, novelties, electronics...  The holiday season can become overwhelming just deciding where to put all the new things that come flooding into our lives.

    More and more people are choosing to give their loved ones a meaningful experience instead of a physical gift at the holidays.  Woldumar Nature Center gives you the opportunity to do just that.  This year we offer three options for you to choose from:

    1)  Camp Gift Certificates:

    Woldumar's nature-based day camp is fun and educational.  Participants hike, explore, play games, sing songs and do crafts as they learn about science and nature.  Camp is offered to children in grades K-5 at Winter Break and Spring Break, and to children grades preK-10 during Summer Break.  Gifts in any amount can be applied toward a day of break camp or a week of summer camp.  Regular rates are:

    Member:  $35/day, $160/week

    Nonmember:  $45/day, $190/week

    To learn more about camp, please visit

    Gift purchase does not guarantee placement in a specific camp session.  Timely registration is required by the recipient.  Camp gift certificates expire 12/31/2018.

    2)  Gift Membership:

    Woldumar is a member-based nonprofit association.  Our members are individuals who support our mission to educate people about the natural environment.  If you know that protecting natural space and learning about science and nature are important to someone on your list, a Woldumar membership may be the perfect gift idea!  Members receive a bi-monthly newsletter, free access to our trails, and discounts to our programs, events and gift shop (depending on membership level).

    Learn more about membership opportunities and benefits here:

    *All gift memberships expire 12/31/2018, except life memberships.

    3)  Honorary Contributions:

    Honor someone special in your life by making a donation in their name.  They will receive a recognition letter and information about the organization's nonprofit mission and program efforts in the mail.


    A digital gift certificate and purchase receipt will be sent to you via email.  If you have any questions, please contact Executive Director Kevin Wernet at or by phone at (517)322-0030 ext 5

Woldumar Nature Center

5739 Old Lansing Road, Lansing, Michigan  48917 

phone (517)322-0030/ fax (517)322-9394


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