Special Events

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.

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!