Serving Marquette Co., Michigan with Nature Programs, Exhibits & Outdoor Activities
Upcoming Activities

Saturday-Sunday, Noon–4 pm
and by special request

Unless noted, programs are free to members and meet at our center at Presque Isle Park.

Members receive discounts for birthday parties and summer day camp.

MooseWood Nature Center is an independent, non-profit organization supported by memberships, donations and grants.

Memberships: Show your support for nature and environmental education & receive our quarterly newsletter by becoming a member.

Most programs are suitable for all ages -- children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Outdoor programs are subject to cancellation for inclement weather.

Download our Fall Newsletter:
Fall 2014 MooseWood News
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MooseWood provides programs for schools and groups. Contact us to receive a newsletter and program guide.
Mission: To celebrate nature through education and action
in the Upper Peninsula.
Last Modified: 10/21/14

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Unless noted, all programs are free to members and meet at (or carpool from) our center at Presque Isle Park. Donations from participants are always appreciated.
For more information on programs, call 228-6250.

Moosewood Nature Center’s Annual
Haunted Bog Walk Fundraiser

October 24 & 25, 7:30-11 pm each night

Now in its 14th year, the Haunted Bog Walk Fundraiser is the premiere Halloween event in Marquette and brings together the community to produce a fun filled family event for all ages. It's also the biggest fundraiser for MooseWood Nature Center, with entry fees put towards environmental education programs and keeping the center open year-round. MooseWood Nature Center volunteers in collaboration with Northern Michigan University organizations, local business sponsors, and community members make this a successful fundraiser. Cost: $5 for kids 12 an under, $7 for adults. No family rate will apply. Note: The Friendly Frights Forest will not be offered this year. For more information, contact MooseWood Nature Center at 228-6250, or e-mail


Call For Haunted Bog Volunteers!
Organizations, clubs, fraternities, sororities, scouts, businesses, families, and individuals are all welcome!

Seeking creative, ingenuitive "Scare Stations" using props, costumes, recorded sounds or acting abilities for this year's theme of "movies". Each "Scare Station" will compete against others for the title of best "Audience Scream Factor" and "Most Creative". Cash prizes will be awarded with the potential for a group to win $200 for their efforts! Groups are required to be present both evenings to be elegible. Feedback from participants and tour leaders helps determine the winners. Pizza and refreshments will be available while supplies last. For more information, contact MooseWood Nature Center at 228-6250, or e-mail<. Volunteers should contact Chip at>

Haunted Bog Sponsorship Opportunities:
Radio Eagle & Wells Fargo of Marquette
are now supportive sponsors!

For more information on how your company, business, or family can sponsor this year's event, contact Wayne at or Tiffany at


Nature Explore® Families’ Club Coming to Moosewood
First Meeting: Saturday, October 4 at 4 pm

Moosewood Nature Center is happy to announce the start of our Nature Explore® Families’ Club. The mission of the club is to inspire children and their families to connect with the natural world. The club is specifically designed for children ages three to eight but has been used with ages two to 12. Older and younger siblings will always be welcome!

The Club will only be available to MooseWood Nature Center members and will be made available at no charge. The club will meet at Moosewood for about an hour, one Saturday a month for an adventure activity. These activities are designed to gently guide families in joyful and meaningful interactions with nature. The first meeting/activity will take place on October 4th at 4pm.

Extensive research has shown that connecting children with nature brings many benefits. These include: increased math and science skills, strengthened powers of observation and imagination, enhanced motor skills (including balance, coordination, and agility), improved concentration even among children with ADD, and an increased sense of wonder, inspiring life-long learning.

For more information on the Club or to sign up please contact Jeremy by email at: or call or text (906) 251-1723. You can also learn more at


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IMMERSE: Where Science & Art Intersect
September 2014 - June 2015

4H, MooseWood Nature Center and NMU invite you to IMMERSE! Each month IMMERSE offers four 2.5 hour seminars for kids 8 and older. All sessions occur on Thursdays at 1-3:30 pm or similar time designated by session expert. Contact for more information. Download schedule/registration form and flyer.

Life of the Great Lakes II: Row & Go Below the Surface of Superior, at Founder's Landing, Sept. 11, 18, 25, 26*
Phenology Journal I: Explore Unique U.P. Ecosystems, at Moosewood, Oct. 2*, 9*, 16, 23
Wool & Silk: Felt with Wool and Silk, Location TBD, Nov. 6, 13, 20 and Dec. 4
Genes, Microbes & Things Unseen: Get Microscopic, at NMU, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29
Film Analysis: Sneak Behind the Scenes, at Hummell's House, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Muscle, Memory, Mind & Body: Delve into the Science & Art of the Human Body, Location TBD, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26
Phenology Journal II: Spring into U.P. Ecosystems, at Moosewood, Apr. 2, 9*, 16*, 23
Bird & Beast: Appreciate U.P. Fur, Feathers & Exoskeletons, location TBD, May 7*, 14*, 21, 28
Performance: Practice & Perform, at History Museum 6/20, Ore Dock 6/21, June 4, 11, 16, 18, 20, 21
*indicates field trip(s) and possible overtime


Program Survey

Please take a moment to answer eight questions to help MooseWood get a better idea of the kinds of programs you'd like us to present. Thank you. MooseWood Program Survey at Survey Monkey


Steve Todey, explorer, photographer and producer, made a video introduction to MooseWood Nature Center. View it, along with other videos about Marquette, at Steve's website.


Call for New Board Members!

If you would like to take an active role in shaping the future of MooseWood, join us as a Board Member. The organization is looking for volunteer Board Members that are engaged and excited about the Nature Center and believe in its mission.

Ideal candidates bring strengths in one or more of the following areas:

  • Fund-raising
  • Community Outreach
  • Building the Membership Base
  • Program Planning
  • Advocacy

Download a simple application and submit to:
Board of Directors, MNC, P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI
or send a letter of interest to


Support MooseWood's live animal exhibits -- Adopt-a-Critter


Unless noted, programs meet at MooseWood. For info or registration call 228-6250.

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Location: Shiras Pool Building at Presque Isle Park, Marquette
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 773, Marquette, MI 49855
Email: Phone: (906) 228-6250

Saturday–Sunday, Noon–4 pm

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