Special Events

May 11, 2023 – Discovery Hall Grand Opening

  • The time has finally come to open the doors to Discovery Hall and celebrate the community’s dedication to inspiring love and respect for Wisconsin’s Northwoods. A dynamic new nature center and invaluable classroom space are vital tools for accomplishing our mission to connect people, nature, and the community. This project was supported entirely by individuals within our community through the Capital Campaign: Pathway to New Discoveries!

May 12 & 13, 2023 – Northwoods Birding and Wildlife Festival

  • Join us in celebrating International Migratory Bird Day and our annual festival featuring field outings, bird banding, children's activities, and presentations by experts.  Advance registration recommended as field trips fill up fast!

June 8, 2023 – An Evening of Discovery: Auction & Artisan Appetizers

  • Kick off the summer season in style at the Discovery Center where this year's fundraiser will feature an exciting live auction, artisan appetizers from Julie Kay's Kitchen, celebratory beverages, 50/50 raffle and live music! The festivities provide vital funding for the activities and programs you love here at the Discovery Center.

July 6, 2023 – Summer Family Playday

  • Enjoy outdoor activities and play for the whole family, including nature art, giant bubble making, lawn games, canoeing, fishing, fish casting contest and more! Lunch plates are available for purchase. Free program, donations appreciated. Fun for all ages!

July 27, 2023 – Member Appreciation & Annual Meeting

  • 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.

August 15, 2023 – Recognition Roundup: S’mores N’ Stories

  • Everyone is invited to join us for a sweet treat around the campfire to celebrate all the wonderful volunteers we have championing our organization! Our seasonal staff will also be featured as they share stories about the special projects that they focused on to help us accomplish our mission to connect people, nature & the community!

September 12, 2023 – Voyager Dinner

  • An exclusive complimentary presentation, accompanied by an appreciation dinner for our Voyageur-level and above members.

December 28, 2023 – Winter Family Playday

  • Take advantage of the Northwoods winter wonderland with free drop-in activities that are fun for the whole family, including winter scavenger hunts, snow critter building, crafts, and horse-drawn sleigh rides and more! Snowshoes will be available for complimentary onsite use. Free program, donations appreciated. Fun for all ages!