Although the Whitehouse Nature Center encourages all to participate in its educational and passive recreational offerings, certain activities detract from its intended purpose and mission.
The following activities are not permitted in the Center:
- Horseback riding
- Unleashed dogs
- Alcoholic beverages
- Picking of plants
- Removal of any natural objects (living or not)
- Motorized vehicles of any type
Team running is discouraged due to the disruption to the wildlife and quiet setting.
Remember, the Nature Center is your place to enjoy, not destroy; to linger, not litter. Thank you!
Please see the Hours page for trail and Visitor Center hours of operation.
To report violations
Albion College Campus Safety: 517-629-1234
Nature Center Director: 517-629-0582
The Whitehouse Nature Center hosts monthly programs that are open to the general public, ranging from Nature Tots for 3-5 year olds to summer adventure camps for elementary school students to adult conservation classes where we build nesting boxes for wildlife and enjoy bird walks through various habitats of the Center.
For more information and in order to prepare, please pre-register for all programs by phone or
November 21 and December 19, 2014, 10-11:30 a.m.
If your little one, ages 3–5, enjoys the outdoors, animals, and plants, then this program series will help them explore the natural world through games, crafts, stories and hands-on discoveries.
Classes will be held indoors and out, so please dress for the weather. An adult must accompany child. No cost.
- November 21: Insects in the Winter?
- December 19: Owls
Please pre-register by noon on the Thursday before each program by calling the Nature Center at 517-629-0582, or emailing your information to
December 6, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Discover the simplicity and enjoyment of creating sustainable crafts such as pioneer light bulbs “candles”, grape vine wreaths, nature ornaments and decorative pine boughs for the Holiday season. Enjoy cider and donuts in the Visitor’s Center, or around the warmth of the campfire. Drop in anytime!
Bring: Gloves, wire cutters, small pliers (we will have a limited number of each of these items)
Pre-register by calling the Whitehouse Nature Center at 517-629-0582, or emailing