Dahlem holds special events throughout the year. These events revolve around what is happening in the natural world, and celebrate our connection with plants and animals. They are designed with something to suit all tastes and are a fun and interesting way to learn about nature and the great outdoors. For more information on any of our events, call (517) 782-3453 or contact us. Also, be sure to check out our Partner Organizations page.
Program Codes – (A) Adult | (F) Family | (C) Child
Wreath-making Workshop – (A)
Tuesday, December 3
Be sure to mark your calendar so you don’t miss our annual wreath-making workshop. This fun social event gets everyone in the mood for the up-coming holiday season. We’ll have fresh evergreen boughs all cut and ready for you to create beautiful wreaths and swags for sale at the Holiday Bazaar. Every year our wreaths and bags of greens sell faster than we can keep up with them! So join us for an evening of fun and laughter that will have us all ready for the holidays.
Holiday Bazaar – (A) (F)
Fri. & Sat., Dec. 6 & 7
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Come one and all to Dahlem’s Annual Holiday Bazaar, where you can get nearly all your holiday shopping done in one place! Select from a variety of one-of-a-kind handmade crafts and delicious baked goods. And don’t forget to pick up your holiday wreath, or a bag of greens to make your own! Good music, food and fun await you at Dahlem. See ad on page 3.
Owl Prowl – (F)
Saturday, Dec. 7
As the temperature drops and snow fills the air, it’s hard to believe that there are some animals who are just now getting ready to mate and have their young. Owls are notorious for producing offspring during some of the bleakest days of winter, but right now they are just beginning to choose mates and set up territories. Join us for an evening in the woods as we try to call in some of our local owls. It will be a hoot! Fee: $3/member; $5/non-member. Pre-registration required by 12/6/13.
Winter Campfire Cookout – (C) – ages 10-14
Saturday, Dec. 28
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Looking for something for the kids to do over the holiday break? We have just the thing: learning how to make a campfire and cook a meal over it! Join us for some campfire fun. Dress appropriately for the weather! Fee: $15/member; $20/non-member. Pre-registration required by noon 12/24/13.
Tracks in the Snow – (C) – ages 11-14
Thursday, Jan. 2
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Looking for something fun to do over break? Join us for some fun tracking lessons. We’ll start off indoors learning how animals move, and then go in search of tracks in the snow. Fee: $5/member; $10/non-member. Pre-registration required by 12/30.
Snow Fun – (C) – ages 7-10
Friday, Jan. 3
1:00 – 3:00 PM
If there’s snow on the ground, we are going to go and play in it! Come on out for an afternoon of fun snow activities. We’ll make ice suncatchers, search for weasels, and maybe try to make snow ice cream! Dress for the weather! Hot cocoa will be served at the end. Fee: $5/member; $10/non-member. Pre-registration required by 12/30.
Feed the Birds – (C) – ages 8-14
Saturday, Jan. 4 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Winter can be a tough time of year for birds if food is scarce. So far it looks like food is plentiful this year, but it never hurts to give the birds an extra hand. Join us while we make a variety of special treats for our feathered friends. Everyone will take something home. Fee: $10/member; $15/non-member. Pre-registration required by 12/30.