The Mosquito Hill Nature Center is open year round with both indoor and outdoor opportunities on 430 acres adjacent to the Wolf River. Inside are natural history exhibits, hands-on displays, an art gallery, themed classrooms, meeting rooms, and a library. Outside is a butterfly house that's open July through August and an observatory which is used during scheduled events. Find things to do on the event calendar or the Thrivent Art Gallery schedule. There are also various school programs available for any grade level.
The location of the facility is just east of New London, Wisconsin in Outagamie County.
A trail system for hiking or walking includes three miles of developed trails with a loop to scenic vistas on one of the highest elevation points in the area. The All People’s Trail provides a .6 mile of paved trail for wheelchair access. When the snow season arrives, one un-groomed cross-country skiing trail and five miles of snowshoe trails can provide winter enjoyment.
Trail Maps: Trail Map Brochure (pdf) • Cross Country Ski Map (pdf) • Snowshoe Trails Map (pdf)
Our trails will be closed during the following gun deer hunting seasons: Saturday, November 23 - Sunday, December 1 and Thursday, December 12 - Sunday, December 15. Hunting is NOT permitted on MHNC property but is on surrounding private properties. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Also, the nature center interpretive building will be closed on Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Holiday Make & Take
Saturday, December 7
9:00-11:00 AM or 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
You won’t want your kids to miss this one! They’ll make 8 unique gifts and wrap them up with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your children’s holiday shopping is done. This event is most appropriate for K – 5th graders. No one younger than 5 years, please.
Registration and payment due November 27
Fire and Ice
Friday, December 13
Was Comet ISON the comet of the century? Bob Schmall, NASA Solar System Ambassador and member of Newstar, will explain how a ball of rock and dust becomes one of nature's most spectacular sights. Learn about comets--where they come from, their appearance in the sky, their myths, their destinies--in an illustrated lecture for everyone.
$6/adults, $4/students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment due ASAP
A complete list of upcoming events is on the event calendar.
Leave No Family Inside • Northeast Wisconsin Birding Club • Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers • The Feather •
Owl Cam at The Feather Rehabilitation Center
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