14006 Discovery Lane • Manitowish Waters, WI 54545 • 715-543-2085

Programs for Groups


The Discovery Center has earned a reputation as one of the premier education centers in Wisconsin. Our naturalists are deservedly well known for their enthusiastic program delivery and hands-on learning opportunities. We can arrange onsite and offsite programs, tailored to meet the needs of your group.  Ideal for resorts, campgrounds, lake associations, libraries, community clubs, families, business groups, conferences, and visitors to the Northwoods.

We offer Naturalist-led hikes, canoe trips, and pontoon tours in half-day and full day experiences. As you enjoy the surrounds, our Naturalist will interpret the landscape and waterways, and point out the flora and fauna of the area. Please click on our Private Group Programs flyer for more details and pricing, or give us a call at (715) 543-2085 to schedule your trip today!

We also offer programs, which can be 45 to 90 minutes in length, and are available to fit your schedule and your audience. Programs may be indoors or outdoors. Indoor programs offer a photographic slide presentation, as well as a number of props and activities relevant to the topic and audience. Outdoor programs feature a hike, guided activity or outdoor exploration session.

Fees: $95 per program up to 60 minutes, $125 for 90 minutes, $150 for 2 hours, plus an additional fee of 58 cents per mile over 20 miles.


  • Common Bird Identification
  • Woodpeckers of the Northwoods
  • Ravens and Crows
  • The Common Loon
  • Owls of Wisconsin
  • Hummingbirds
  • Trumpeter Swans - NEW!
  • Snowy Owls - NEW!

Natural History and Mammals

  • Bats of Wisconsin
  • Understanding Black Bears
  • Wolves of Wisconsin/Michigan
  • Magnificent Monarch Butterflies (June-September)- live animals!
  • Butterflies of the Northwoods
  • Scat, Tracks and Animal Sign
  • North America’s Largest Rodent: The Beaver
  • Frogs and Toads of Wisconsin
  • Herptiles of Wisconsin- live animals!
  • Phenology- customized for the season
  • Aquatic Invasive Species
  • Secret Love Lives of Animals
  • Wild Cats of WI
  • Understanding Ungulates
  • Moose Mania
  • Waterfowl
  • Shorebirds
  • Turtles of WI
  • Hidden Lake Creatures - NEW!
  • Discovering Dragonflies - NEW!
  • Eager Beavers - NEW!
  • Winter Birds of the Northwoods - NEW!
  • Winter Ecology - NEW!
  • Furbearers of Wisconsin - NEW!
  • Bog Ecology - NEW!

Just For Kids

  • Critters of the Night
  • Bats- live animals!
  • Slithery Snakes- live animals!
  • Turtles- live animals!
  • Fabulous Frogs- live animals!
  • Bubble-ology
  • Nature's Superheroes
  • Reptiles and Amphibians- live animals!
  • Worm's World
  • Oh Deer!
  • Bird Hurdles
  • Nature Architects
  • Owls (can do pellet dissection for extra charge)
  • Life of a Water Drop
  • Nature Rocks! (Exploring Nature Sounds)
  • Have an idea? Let us know!


  • Environmental Easel- 3 nature crafts
  • Nature Journaling
  • T-shirt/Bandanna Stamping- leaves, tracks or fish
  • Natural Dyes
  • Dream Catchers
  • Wood cookie string art - NEW!

We can also customize a program for you. (Additional fees may apply.)
For more information on scheduling and availability, call us at (715) 543-2085 or E-mail at Licia@discoverycenter.net.