View our 2016 schedule of playgroups here!

 

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

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Nature play encourages children to learn about the wonders and secrets of the natural world.

The Wayside Wanderings Natural Play Area provides creative play, which has been shown to:

  • Foster a love and appreciation for nature.
  • Foster a sense of place.
  • Encourage community and social development.
  • Promote healthy lifestyles.
  • Enhance academic achievement.
  • Counteract Nature Deficit Disorder.
  • Reduce some symptoms of ADD/ADHD.

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

Sign the Release of Liability waiver that the Cable Natural History Museum provides, read the brochure, and you are considered a member—free of charge!

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

View the waiver here:

Land-based Activity Waiver

View the brochure below:

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