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Chocolate Sensation

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson, MI

The 4th Annual Chocolate Sensation is sold out! Our premier Spring Benefit Event will be held at Ella Sharp Museum in the Community Room on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Enjoy delicious delicacies provided by local vendors, listen to a performance by Steve Tucker, participate in a silent auction and raffles, […]

$40

Explore The Night – The Sweet Science of Maple Syrup @ the Ella Sharp Museum

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson, MI

      CANCELLED due to low registration.   Please register for our April 28th program. Sticky, sweet, and can’t be beat – March is a month for maples! Join the Ella Sharp Museum and Dahlem Nature Center to experience the history and science of making maple syrup. Take part in hands-on demonstrations, experiment with sap-tasting, […]

Earth Day Celebration April 23, 2022

Celebrate Earth Day with us on April 23rd from 1-4pm at Sparks Foundation County Park. The event will be near the Cascades Amphitheater and the fishing pond. This is a free family event. Jackson County Conservation District organized and is planning for live music by Kevin Nichols, ARK Animal Encounters, family-friendly activities, Free document shredding, […]

Fairy Garden Contest

Jackson School of the Arts 135 W Cortland St, Jackson, MI

Dahlem is proud to host the Fairy Garden Contest for the Jackson School of the Arts Fairy Festival! Build an enchanting miniature garden with fantastical elements to share with everyone who attends JSA's Fairy Festival! Here is what you need to know: Make your garden easy to transport Build your garden on a sturdy base […]

Fairy Walks 2022

Dahlem, Jackson's Nature Place 7117 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson, MI

Dates and Times: April 28 Thursday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  April 29 Friday 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Fee per person:  FREE for members, $5 non-member (free for babies under age 2) Special Offer: sign up online for a new Family Membership and save 10% off the membership fee. Valid for first time members […]

Explore the Night Frogs and Toads @ the Dahlem

    Hop to it – April is all about frogs and toads! Join Dahlem Nature Center and the Ella Sharp Museum for an in-depth exploration of these wetland creatures. First, meet live examples of Michigan’s frogs and toads, and experience rarely-seen pieces of wildlife art from the Andrews Wildlife Collection. Then grab your galoshes […]

Annual Spring Work Bee 2022

Dahlem, Jackson's Nature Place 7117 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson, MI

It is the perfect time of the year to address any maintenance that is necessary for spring and summer.  This year's Annual Spring Work Bee is on Saturday May 7th, 2022 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Volunteers please arrive at 8:45 AM to sign in and complete a Health Screening form (for covid-19). Assignments […]

Explore The Night – Forestry @ the Ella Sharp Museum

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson, MI

      TIMBER! Join the Ella Sharp Museum and Dahlem Nature Center to experience the history and science of forestry on the grounds of the Ella Sharp Museum. Learn how to identify trees in your own backyard, solve the mystery of a local tree that went to space, and explore the surprising connections between […]

Birds, Blooms, & Butterflies Festival

Dahlem, Jackson's Nature Place 7117 S. Jackson Rd., Jackson, MI

Birds, Blooms & Butterflies Festival is Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00 am-3:00 pm: Individual registrations are $7/$5 members, Family reservations are $20/$15 members The Dahlem Conservancy is excited to announce the return of BBB Festival! We are hosting the 14th Annual Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies Festival this summer 2022 after a couple years’ hiatus. This […]

$7 – $20

Explore The Night – Insects in Focus @ Ella Sharp Museum

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson, MI

      Visiting museums at night feels majestic – especially with exhibits like Small Wonders: Insects in Focus. Its unique, larger-than-life beauty allows you to see a hidden world like you have never seen. Join us for a fun evening of interactive insect activities that will inspire, in an artistic way, our natural curiosity […]