Special Events

December 29, 2021 - Winter Family Play Day - 11 AM - 2 PM - As part of the "Marvel in Manitowish Waters" we will host a number of free drop-in activities that are fun for the whole family, including winter scavenger hunts, snow critter building, crafts, and horse-drawn sleigh rides sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce. Snowshoes will be available for complimentary onsite use. Registration is not required, but it helps us get an idea of how many are coming. Please register here.

June 9, 2022 - Discovery Center Gala - Kick off the summer season in style at the Discovery Center where you’ll enjoy socializing during heavy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the patio by the lake, a special presentation to “Fund a Wish” by the Center's Naturalists, and an exciting live auction. The festivities provide vital funding for the activities and programs you love here at the Discovery Center. Register by calling (715) 543-2085.

June 15-19, 2022 - Online Silent Auction - This is our third online silent auction, and each year it's grown bigger and better than before! We'll have awesome trips, unique experiences, one of a kind items, and art pieces in our auction. All proceeds support North Lakeland Discovery Center, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), and our mission of connecting people, nature, and community. To make a donation please call our office at (715) 543-2085. Watch your email and our Facebook page in May and June for links to the auction.

July 7, 2022 - Summer Family Play Day - 11 AM - 2 PM - Enjoy healthy outdoor activities and play for the whole family, including nature art, giant bubble making, lawn games, canoeing, water balloon games, fishing, fish casting contest and more! Lunch plates are available for purchase. Free program, donations appreciated. Fun for all ages! Registration is not required, but it helps us get an idea of how many are coming. Please register by calling (715) 543-2085, or on our website.

July 28, 2022 - NLDC Annual Meeting - 5 - 7:30 PM - Current members of the Discovery Center are invited to join us for a complimentary picnic dinner, presentation, and awards ceremony. We'll give our annual update to members on the state of the organization. Register by calling (715) 543-2085. Watch your email for more information and registration.

August 15, 2022 - Voyageur Appreciation - 5:30 - 8 PM - An exclusive presentation, accompanied by heavy hors d'oeuvres, for our Voyageur-level and above members. RSVP by calling (715) 543-2085.

August 18, 2022 - Volunteer Appreciation and Intern Presentations - 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Everyone is invited to attend our volunteer appreciation ice cream social, where we'll recognize our volunteers, and our summer interns will present the projects they worked on. RSVP by calling (715) 543-2085.

October 5, 2022 - Spaghetti Dinner - 4:30 - 7 PM - Did you know that just by having dinner, you can help bats, turtles, and pollinators rebound, help eradicate invasive species, and help children learn about and experience nature? Your meal benefits our mission of connecting people, nature, and community, and supports the environmental programs you love. Your dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, coffee, water, and dessert. Beer, wine, and soda available for purchase. This is a fundraiser for North Lakeland Discovery Center. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. $5 for children under 12. Free for children three and under. Donations accepted. Eat with us or order carryout. You can order carryout or register in advance by calling us at (715) 543-2085. Registering or ordering in advance helps us know how many meals to make - thank you! Join us for this fun evening! Register on our website at DiscoveryCenter.net.

December 29, 2022 - Winter Family Play Day - 11 AM - 2 PM - As part of the "Marvel in Manitowish Waters" we will host a number of free drop-in activities that are fun for the whole family, including winter scavenger hunts, snow critter building, crafts, and horse-drawn sleigh rides sponsored by the Manitowish Waters Chamber of Commerce. Snowshoes will be available for complimentary onsite use. Registration is not required, but it helps us get an idea of how many are coming. Please register by calling (715) 543-2085.