Connecting children and families to Northwoods nature through free play experiences that inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility.

Kids ages 3-6 and their family can experience the Natural Play Area on Fridays and Saturdays this summer from 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

Meet at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable.

Become a member of the Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area and enjoy free access to the site even when there isn’t a program scheduled!

Learn more here

2017 Summer Programs

 

Saturday, June 17

Fairy Treasures Playgroup

Wear your fairy wings! Build fairy houses made of bark, moss, and other natural objects. Look outdoors for new discoveries. Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by June 16 is appreciated.  $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Saturday, June 24

Mad Hatter Tea Party Playgroup

Wear your favorite hat! Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by June 23 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Saturday, July 1

Harry Potter Playgroup

Bring your magic wand! Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by June 30 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Friday, July 7

Who Pooped in the Woods? Playgroup

Bring your detective hat! Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by July 6 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Saturday, July 15

Fairy Festival Playgroup at Forest Lodge

Wear your fairy wings! Build fairy houses made of bark, moss, and other natural objects. Look outdoors for new discoveries. Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Fairyland that inspired the Museum’s founder with Sue Thurn 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Forest Lodge on Lake Namakagon. Meet at the Forest Lodge Nature Trail parking area. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by July 14 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Friday, July 21

Superhero Playgroup

Wear your cape or costume! Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by July 20 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Wednesday, July 26

I Spy Playgroup

Bring your eagle eyes! Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by July 25 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Saturday, August 5

Curious George Playgroup

Bring your favorite stuffed animal to monkey around in the woods! Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by August 4 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Saturday, August 12

Birthday Party Playgroup

It’s the Museum’s 50th Birthday, so let’s celebrate! Kids ages 3-6 and their families can experience the Museum’s Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area with Sue Thurn. 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at 43135 Randysek Road in Cable. Drop-ins are welcome, but online registration by August 11 is appreciated. $6 member/$8 non-member per family.

 

Read our brochure, and sign (and return to us) our Participation Agreement and our Waiver Agreement, and you are considered a member—free of charge!

Note: We do require the signature of a parent or legal guardian.

Once you’re a member of the Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area, you can enjoy free access to the site even when there isn’t a program scheduled!

Learn more here