Wehr Special Events

Stay tuned for 2021 dates...

With most 2020 events on hold or canceled, we are looking towards next year to be back better than ever!

Maple Sugaring

Celebrate the spring thaw and our Wisconsin heritage at 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 hands-on activities for children. A pancake with real maple syrup will top off your day. The guided hikes begin at 1 pm and continue every 15 minutes until 4 pm. Maple sugar treats and tapping equipment will be available for purchase.

Women and Girls in Science

Celebrate National Women’s History Month by learning about the important contributions of both historical and contemporary women to science. This open house event will feature local women scientists who will share their passions, hands-on science activities for children, and presentations and displays about historic female scientists. Youth groups are welcome to attend. Bring your questions to ask our scientists; they love helping the next generation! Recommended for ages 10 years and up.

Reptile Day

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 peacefully with our misunderstood and scaly wild neighbors. Kids can enjoy crafts and refreshments available for purchase.

Bug Day

Explore the wonderful world of invertebrates through Show, Tell, and Touch displays featuring live critters from Wisconsin and across the globe. Dress like a bug, join a guided insect safari hike, and sample tasty insect treats from the Critter Café. Invertebrates are are essential pollinators, decomposers, food for critters (and people), and so much more. Learn how insects help us and how you can help the insects

Halloween Haunts

Hikes start every 7 minutes between 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Halloween Haunts educates families about misunderstood nature in a kooky, slightly spooky way. Enjoy hundreds of exquisite Jack-o-lanterns, learn from friendly characters in the Enchanted Forest and enjoy a magic show and carnival games. Don’t miss Milwaukee’s premier family Halloween event. Advance Tickets Required! Buy your tickets early - they ALWAYS sell out.

Homemade Holidays

Bring the kids, grandkids, neighborhood bunch, Girl Scout or Cub Scout group to Wehr Nature Center to create homemade gifts from natural, recyclable and reusable objects. Children can make and take three different projects for the admission fee (additional projects are $1). Projects include faux stained glass, bird houses, popup cards, a variety of ornaments and more! Stop by anytime during the hours of the event to make your works of art. Recommended for children ages 5 and older.