Learn about the natural and cultural history of Washington Island, from prehistoric times to the present. The Nature Room is both educational and fun with opportunities for hands-on experiences. One of the most popular exhibits is the observation beehive in which the inner workings of the hive can be seen and the making of honey is described. Live snakes, lake fish and crayfish, many of which have been caught and donated by Island children, are on exhibit. In addition to learning about the local fauna, visitors can learn about the native Americans which once inhabited the Island, and the flowers and trees that can still be found.
A naturalist is on staff during the summer to answer questions, lead wildflower hikes and bird walks, and conduct classes for adults and children.
July – Mid September
10:30-4:30 Mon thru Sat
After Labor Day:
Children 11 and younger are free