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Pop-Up Nature at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Learn what it means to be a community scientist for the birds! We will read the story “Bird Count” by Susan Edwards Richmond and illustrated by Stephanie Coleman, share a birdy craft, scavenger hunt, and tell you how you can count the birds for science through efforts such as the Christmas Bird Count, Project Feeder […]

$5.00

Winter Walk at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Join us for a winter wonderland walk. Discover how plants and wildlife thrive in our harsh northern climate. Be prepared to explore outdoors as we learn how to decipher clues left behind by winter wildlife. Recommended for families with children ages 6 and older. Registration is required 2 days prior to program. Cost: $12 per […]

$10

Family Owl Prowl at Grant Park with Wehr Nature Center

Grant Park 100 Hawthorne Ave, South Milwaukee, WI

Join a naturalist for an evening with the owls. An interactive program will highlight the amazing adaptations of our nocturnal neighbors.  Come prepared to walk in search of Great-Horned and Eastern Screech owls. Each child will dissect an owl pellet to discover what owls eat for dinner! Registration required.

$12
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Little Wonders at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Bundle up your tots for some wintertime fun. We will read A Snowy Day by Ezra Keats, have an indoor snowball fight, decorate felt board snowmen, then head outside to create snowy art. Registration required. Program for 2-year-olds and their caregivers: 930a - 1030a Program for 3-year-olds and their caregivers: 11a - 12p

$12

Pop-Up Nature at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Have you ever wanted to become a detective and solve mysteries?  Visit with a naturalist to learn how you can become a nature detective. We will show you what to look for, as well as the tools that will help you to explore the natural world even in your own backyard. Together we will read […]

$5.00

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Little Wonders at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Does your toddler dread the dark? Bring them to Wehr to learn about the creatures that play while we sleep at this daytime program for tots and their grown-ups. After reading Wake-up Kisses by Pamela Edwards and Henry Cole, we will turn off the lights and explore a pretend nighttime world with flashlights and twinkling […]

$12

Maple Tapping for Families at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Nothing beats homemade maple syrup on pancakes! Just think, your family could be making your own syrup sweetness this spring! Join us for this hands-on workshop where we’ll take you through the process from start to finish. Practice drilling and tapping a tree. Learn how to collect sap and boil it to make syrup. As […]

$12

Pop-Up Nature at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Did you know that as we hike through a forest, we may see lichens and fungi on the side of trees or on fallen logs even in winter?  Together we will read a story about a very famous writer who was fascinated by fungi and lichens, called “Beatrix Potter, Scientist” Written by Lindsay H. Metcalf […]

$5.00

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NatureNauts at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult! Cost: $12 per person; $10 for Milwaukee County residents; $7 for members of Friends of Wehr Registration required.

$10.00
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Maple Sugar Days at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Celebrate the spring thaw and our Wisconsin heritage at Wehr’s annual Maple Sugar Days. The program includes a short walk to the sugarbush, a visit to an old-time sugarin’ camp, a boil down demonstration, and stories about the Native American origins of maple sugarin’. Everyone will receive a warm pancake with real Wisconsin maple syrup […]

$10

Frog Frolic for Families at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 5+)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Hop over to Wehr and celebrate spring with the frogs.  We will meet some Wisconsin amphibians up close and then stroll out to the ponds of Wehr to listen for the sweet spring sound of frogs chorusing. Online registration is required two days before the program. Recommended for ages 5 and older.

$12.00
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NatureNauts at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 4-6)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult. Hop over and discover why springtime means frogs. Learn different frog songs and take a short walk to the pond. Meet a live frog and toad up close and make your own froggy craft to take home.

$12.00

Pop-Up Nature at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 5+)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Did you know that some wild words have disappeared? Become a nature detective to see if you can rediscover them. Together we will read the story The Keeper of Wild Words by Brooke Smith and illustrated by Madeline Kloepper. We will also make a craft and provide a scavenger hunt for families to take on the trails.   Recommended […]

$5.00

Climate Change Science for Families at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 8+)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Talking about a big problem like climate change with your kids is tough. Join our environmental educators to learn the basics of climate change science through age-appropriate activities and discussions. We’ll experiment with CO2 to see how it impacts temperature, learn about fossil fuels and the technologies that will replace them, and be inspired by stories […]

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Little Wonders at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 2-3)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Bring your little sprout to this class celebrating seeds and flowers. Tots will hear the Lois Ehlert story, Planting a Rainbow, and make their own magic seed necklace. We will go outside to the Nature Play Space to help plant our children’s garden, pot a flower to take home, walk to see spring wildflowers and enjoy […]

$12.00
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NatureNauts at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 4-6)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult. Ladybugs are beautiful and handy insect neighbors. NatureNauts will enjoy the puppet show Ladybugs Spring Breakfast, go in search of these colorful beetles, and make a craft ladybug.

$12.00

Reptile Day at Wehr Nature Center

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians! Meet colorful snakes, wondrous turtles, and strange lizards and salamanders. See dozens of species on display and enjoy a guided hike to look for turtles and listen for frogs. Learn all the ways to live harmoniously with our misunderstood and scaly wild neighbors. Kids will enjoy reptile-themed crafts. […]

$5
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Little Wonders at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 2-3)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Join the birthday party as we celebrate the spring birth of baby animals. We’ll read “If You Were Born a Kitten” by Marion Bauer and play a fun animal matching game. Toddlers will don party hat and sing Happy Birthday to the baby animals. We will finish the party with cupcakes and a walk to […]

$12.00
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NatureNauts at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 4-6)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult. Naturenauts are invited to come out of their shell to meet real turtles up close. Enjoy a short walk and search for wild turtles, make a craft turtle, and discover all the turtle fun.

$12.00

Pop-Up Nature at Wehr Nature Center (Ages 5+)

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave, Franklin, WI

Join us as we celebrate nature’s superheroes, the pollinators, during National Pollinator Week.  Together we will find out what pollination is, how pollination happens, and what the superhero duties of a pollinator are.We will read the story Flower Talk: How Plants Use Color to Communicate written by Sara Levine and illustrated by Masha D’yans. We will also provide a hands-on […]

$5.00

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