Welcome to Fenner Nature Center!

Featured Program

September 6th Nature Story Hour

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Join local author Robbyn Smith as she reads her award-winning book "Saving Samantha - A True Story"

Taken from family journals, a fascinating account of the recovery and release of an injured young red fox. Enjoy delightful encounters of Samantha with the van Frankenhuyzen’s farm animals. Through Samantha,readers will come to understand the delicate balance between healing and release, the joy of reunion, and the bittersweet sadness of letting go.

Cost: FREE, Donations encouraged

2004 Great Lakes Book Award (GLBA) Finalist

2004 ForeWord’s Book of the Year Award


2005 KIND Children's Honor Book 

National Assoc. for Humane and Environmental Education

2005 IRA Children’s Book Award Notable

2006-07 Children’s Award nominee

Cost: FREE, Donations Welcome

Fenner Conservancy is pleased to welcome Liz Roxberry as
 Interim Executive Director!

Read more about the announcement HERE

Donor Patio 

Thank you Susan and Jack Davis for paving the way for others to support Fenner Conservancy in our mission of connecting people to nature in the heart of Lansing, through conservation, education, and stewardship!

Click HERE for more information

Not a member yet?

Become a member of Fenner Conservancy and receive:

  • A discount in the Fenner Explore Store
  • Early registration opportunities
  • Free/reduced program fees for select programs (including summer camps)
  • Our Seasons newsletter
  • The great feelings that come with supporting the 501(c)3 nonprofit that is leading Fenner Nature Center into its next 50 years of connecting people to nature in the heart of Lansing!

Become a member today!

Trails open daily throughout the year from 8am - sunset. 

Park Admission: FREE
Visitor Center Hours
Tuesday-Friday, 10am - 4pm
Saturday-Sunday, 12pm - 4pm
Closed Mondays, and Holidays

Explore Store Hours
Saturday-Sunday 12pm - 4pm
*Open weekdays upon request with staff availability* 

Contact Us
Phone: 517.483.4224
Fax: 517.377.0012
Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

2020 E. Mt. Hope Ave.
Lansing, MI 48910

Park Rules

Following these park rules helps to ensure that visitors will have an enjoyable experience at Fenner Nature Center.

  • Please stay on the trails
  • Collecting (plants, berries, rocks, etc.) is prohibited
  • Unsanctioned alcohol is prohibited
  • Dogs allowed on a 6 ft. leash (and please pick up your dog waste)
  • Bikes, rollerblades, and skateboards are prohibited on trails
  • Place all trash in trash receptacles

                  Association of Nature Center Administrators                                                 

Virg Bernero, Mayor


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Fenner Nature Center

2020 East Mount Hope Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

Phone: 517-483-4224 | Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

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