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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Maple Syrup Festival

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Activities: Drop-in Program, Educational Programs, Festivals, Food, Music, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: MacKenzie Center

Come learn about how maple sugar and syrup was made by Native Americans and pioneers, as well as current methods used today. There will be live music, food, horse wagon rides, interpretative displays, and much more! A pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Friends of MacKenzie will be served from 8 a.m. until noon at the Main Lodge. The cost for the breakfast is $7 for ages 12 and older, and $5 for ages 3 - 11. For more information, check out the Friends of Mackenzie website [exit DNR].


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Work Play Earth Day - Celebrate EARTH DAY by volunteering at your State Parks!

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Outdoor activity, Volunteer opportunity, Work day, Work Play Earth Day
Location: MacKenzie Center

Celebrate earth day at the MacKenzie Center this year. Come volunteer with us to help remove invasive species, clear brush, pick up garbage and participate in other earth-friendly activities. Families, individuals, scout groups, 4-H groups, businesses and other organizations are all welcome to attend. Meet in the Badger Den parking lot.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo (registration required)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Fishing, Forestry, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Wildlife study
Location: MacKenzie Center

The MacKenzie Center is hosting the annual Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo for 4th-6th grade classrooms. Registration is required for this free event, and transportation grants are available. Visit the Outdoor Heritage Education Center website [exit DNR] to register or learn more.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo (registration required)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Children's program, Educational Programs, Fishing, Forestry, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Wildlife study
Location: MacKenzie Center

The MacKenzie Center is hosting the annual Midwest Outdoor Heritage Education Expo for 4th-6th grade classrooms. Registration is required for this free event, and transportation grants are available. Visit the Outdoor Heritage Education Center website [exit DNR] to register or learn more.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Friday, June 8, 2018

2018 Bowhunters Rendezvous

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Archery, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: MacKenzie Center

This Pope & Young sponsored event will feature 3-D courses, a long-range competition, an Iron Bear Challenge, aerial disk archery, kid courses and activities, an adventure race, and much more. This event is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Event runs Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10.

For more information, please check out the Pope and Young Club website [exit DNR].


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Saturday, June 9, 2018

2018 Bowhunters Rendezvous

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Archery, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: MacKenzie Center

This Pope & Young sponsored event will feature 3-D courses, a long-range competition, an Iron Bear Challenge, aerial disk archery, kid courses and activities, an adventure race, and much more. This event is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Event runs Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10.

For more information, please check out the Pope and Young Club website [exit DNR].


Close

MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Sunday, June 10, 2018

2018 Bowhunters Rendezvous

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Activities: Archery, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: MacKenzie Center

This Pope & Young sponsored event will feature 3-D courses, a long-range competition, an Iron Bear Challenge, aerial disk archery, kid courses and activities, an adventure race, and much more. This event is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. Event runs Friday, June 8 to Sunday, June 10.

For more information, please check out the Pope and Young Club website [exit DNR].


Close

MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Story Time with the Animals

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Story time, Wildlife study
Location: MacKenzie Center

Introduce your toddler or pre-school-aged child to the outdoors during story time. The MacKenzie Center features a live wildlife exhibit with native Wisconsin animals. Each outdoor story time will feature a nature based book and a craft activity. For this event please meet right inside the wildlife area.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Monday, June 25, 2018

MacKenzie Center 4-Day Outdoor Skills Camp (registration required)

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Fishing, Forestry, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Wildlife study
Location: MacKenzie Center

During this 4-day camp for 4th-6th graders, campers will have the chance to learn and participate in many outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, woodcutting, compass skills, shelter building, archery and more! Cost of the 4-day camp is $125 and registration is required. For more information or to register your child, please call 608-635-8105. The camp dates are Mon-Thu, June 25 through 28, 2018.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Story Time with the Animals

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Story time, Wildlife study
Location: MacKenzie Center

Introduce your toddler or pre-school-aged child to the outdoors during story time. The MacKenzie Center features a live wildlife exhibit with native Wisconsin animals. Each outdoor story time will feature a nature based book and a craft activity. For this event please meet right inside the wildlife area.


Close

MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Monday, July 16, 2018

MacKenzie Center 4-Day Outdoor Skills Camp (registration required)

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Fishing, Forestry, Nature study, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills, Wildlife study
Location: MacKenzie Center

During this 4-day camp for 4th-6th graders, campers will have the chance to learn and participate in many outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing, woodcutting, compass skills, shelter building, archery and more! Cost of the 4-day camp is $125 and registration is required. For more information or to register your child, please call 608-635-8105. The camp dates are Mon-Thu, July 16 through 19, 2018.


Close

MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Survival Skills Workshop (registration required)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Educational Programs, Outdoor activity, Outdoor skills
Location: MacKenzie Center

Come learn some basic survival skills; including how to build a fire and shelter, and how to use a compass. This workshop is free but registration is required. Please call (608) 635-8105 to reserve your spot.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Saturday, October 13, 2018

MacKenzie Center Fall Festival

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Activities: Festivals, Nature study, Outdoor activity
Location: MacKenzie Center

Come enjoy the beauty of fall at the MacKenzie Center. This family-friendly event, sponsored by the Friends of MacKenzie, will give you a chance to participate in many activities including archery, compass skills, geocaching, wildlife tours, fire building, hiking, a hay bale maze, gunny sack races, face painting, scarecrow making, hayrides and much more! (Rain date is Oct. 14). For more information, check out the Friends of Mackenzie Website.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Night Hike and Campfire

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Activities: Candlelight events, Food, Hike, Night event, Outdoor activity
Location: MacKenzie Center

Come on out to the MacKenzie Center for an evening hike through the MacKenzie Center trails. The illuminated path will begin at the MacKenzie Center lodge and will include a bonfire with s'mores. Come for a quick hike or stay all evening. After your hike, enjoy some hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lodge. Please park in the lodge parking lot and dress for the weather!


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Natural Wreath Making (registration required)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Activities: Arts and Crafts, Educational Programs
Location: MacKenzie Center

Sign up to learn how to make your own holiday greenery. You must preregister and prepay ($10) at the MacKenzie Center (608)-635-8105 prior to the class. All supplies required will be provided, but feel free to bring any materials you may have.


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MacKenzie Center information

The MacKenzie Center, just 25 miles north of Madison, is one of the most diverse education centers in Wisconsin. With interpretive trails, exhibits, museums and programming available for school and youth groups, MacKenzie is a wonderful place to visit and learn about the natural world. The State Game Farm is connected to the MacKenzie Center and is adjacent to the arboretum on the western half of the property.


Mailing Address: W7303 County Highway CS, Poynette, 53955

Note: Event dates and times are subject to change or cancellation. Please verify event status, dates and times prior to attendance.

Last revised: Wednesday, October 18, 2017