Special Events

The Big Event: A Fun(d)Raiser Faire


Saturday, June 1, 2024

Step right up for the most exciting discovery event of the summer! Celebrate the season and support nature education resources in the Northwoods at our annual fundraiser.

Your $50 admission ticket unlocks a world of fun, including a live auction, Wacky Wildlife Race and quick, fun games for a chance to win raffle prizes. Enjoy your favorite libations and catering provided by Tip Ups Takeaways!



Family Play Day

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Experience a summer day full of fun activities for the whole family, including nature art, giant bubble making, lawn games, kid's yoga, and more!

Registration and further event details coming soon. 

North Lakeland Woods and Water Conference

Please note this event has passed.

Stayed tuned for 2025 event details!

On Friday, May 3rd, 2024 community members joined for a gathering centered on partnerships and collaboration. Together we celebrated water, explored solutions, and stayed informed about the science and research related to our Northwoods and treasured lakes.

  • Water Quality
  • Wake Boats
  • Habitats
  • Invasive Species
  • Partnerships

Northwoods Bird and Wildlife Festival

Stayed tuned for details regarding the 20th Annual Bird & Wildlife Festival in 2025!

At North Lakeland Discovery Center's Bird & Wildlife Festival, attendees explore wildlife with a variety of guided hikes and tours, bird watching expeditions, live bird of prey presentations, bird banding demonstrations, and interactive workshops. Learn about migration, gardening for butterflies, and turtle conservation from knowledgeable experts while immersing yourself in the natural wonders of the area.