Wehr Special Events

Bug Day

Sunday, September 18, 2022 (1-4 pm)

Bugs Rule! Join us as we celebrate the little creatures that run our world at Wehr’s 17th Annual Bug Day!

Highlights include:

  • Live Insect Zoo featuring beetles, roaches, and critters from around the world (petting permitted)
  • Creepy Crawly Cuisine featuring edible insects
  • Grasshopper hopping contest. Bring your own hopper or check one out from our stables. Prizes for the top hoppers!
  • Bug Discovery Walks - dip, dig, and swoop for insects.
  • Meet a real entomologist and get that buggy question answered
  • Learn how to turn your backyard into a pollinator oasis.

 

Event Day Fees: $6 per person; $4 for Friends of Wehr

Skip the admission line and save money!

Purchase tickets online by September 14th and receive a $1 discount per ticket.

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Thanks to our Sponsor!

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Halloween Haunts 2022

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, October 13, 14, 15, 2022 (6-8:30pm)

A 34-year Tradition of Celebrating Halloween the Natural Way. Halloween Haunts combines the make-believe, spooky fun of Halloween with the beauty of nighttime nature to create an event that is fun for the whole family. For three nights each year, Wehr's woodland is transformed into an Enchanted Forest complete with a cackling witch, a talking owl, and even some rapping arthropods. Visitors are amazed by the over three hundred Jack-o-lanterns that light the path through the forest. The walk is just spooky enough to keep kids on their toes, but is designed to create chuckles and smiles, not nightmares.

Maple Sugar Days 2023

Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, 12-4 pm

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 to enjoy. Other maple treats, along with DIY tapping equipment will be on-sale in the Friends of Wehr Nature Store.

Pre-purchased tickets are required and are available online starting January 23 at 9 am.

Fee: $10 per person, Free for children ages 2 and under

$5 per car parking fee for non members

Important Maple Sugar Weekend Information:

  • Youth groups may register for any specific time during the 12-4 pm event and should bring at least one adult for every five children.
  • Hikes begin at noon and continue every 15 minutes until 4 pm and hold up to 15 people.
  • Tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable, and the program runs rain or shine.

Reptile Day Returns!

Sunday, June 12, 2022 (1-4 pm)

$5 per person; 2 yrs & under FREE; parking $4

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. Join us for all the scaly fun.

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Brews & Botany

Friday, August 19, 2022 (5:30-8 pm)

$30 per person; $25 for members of the Friends of Wehr

Walk-ins are welcome but you receive a $5 discount per admission if you pre-register by August 5.

Plants give us the drinks that make our mornings bearable and our evenings more enjoyable. Celebrate the botany behind your favorite brews at Wehr’s new Brews and Botany event. You will enjoy unique beverage creations from local small businesses that are expanding our pallets through plant-inspired drinks. Sip a variety of beverage types such as craft beer, kombucha, coffee, and tea while listening to live acoustic music surrounded by the beauty of nature. You might even see the plants that inspired your drink.

For More Information and to Register

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