Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison Street, Waukesha, is providing a cure for cabin fever with its annual Wild Winter Night on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Visitors can enjoy guided winter night hikes throughout the evening, free snowshoe rentals and an informal sing-along by a warm campfire with s’mores and hot cocoa during the event. There will be indoor activities like the Guess the Scat – candy game, Design a Frame or make a Recycled Bird Feeder. Explore the winter sky through an outdoor observation with telescopes, as well as an indoor Planetarium program entitled “Journey to the Stars.”
The guided Owl Prowl hikes are scheduled for 6:15 and 8:15 p.m. Learn about the owl and other nocturnal animals during the hike. Join in on the Winter Tracking Presentation and create an animal track booklet at 6:45 or 7:30 p.m.
Planetarium shows are limited to 90 people per show, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 6 p.m. Show times are every half-hour starting at 6:30, last show is 8:30 p.m.
This event is held no matter what the weather, so dress accordingly. A limited amount of snowshoes will be available so there may be a waiting time.
A fee of $2 per person is payable at the door. No pre-registration is required.