Zip & Tower Combo Registration Now Open!

Summer Blast Off Event! June 16, 2018

11:00 am Registration

12:00 pm Registration


SOAR through the trees on our zip lines

CLIMB to new heights on one of Michigan’s tallest outdoor climbing towers

NAVIGATE mid-air obstacles on our high ropes courses

Glacier Valley Eco Zip Tour-Thrill as you experience a seven-zip tour spanning a half-mile. View the Nature Center’s unique geological and ecological features on this guided eco adventure. (rate includes equipment rental and training for this 3 hour adventure, 4th grade & up, must weigh between 60 and 250 lbs) Check our online calendar for dates and online registration.

Zip Line Rides-Ride our two longest zip lines, Reptile Run and Amphibian Alley (age 5 & up)

Climbing Tower – Check out the view from the tallest outdoor climbing tower in Michigan. This 60′ structure features windows to rest and take in the view. (age 5 & up).

High Ropes Courses Navigate through the trees more than 25′ in the air in our high ropes courses – North Pines and South Pines.  Multiple obstacles to conquer provide challenges for ages 10 and up.

Teambuilding Low Ropes Programs:Adventure Play” – Preschool-3rd Grade, “Obstacle” – 3rd-5th Grade, “Team Challenge” – 5th-7th Grade, “Team Adventure” – 5th Grade-Adult.



The Giant Swing! – Hop into our harness and get pulled up to 40 feet in the sky to take a view of our beautiful landscape.  Then you release the swing to experience the g-forces.  Take time to hang out with our experienced staff as they make you scream with excitement!


High Standards for High Adventure

Your safety is a top priority at the Howell Nature Center.  Participants in any adventure activity receive proper instruction and equipment by trained Nature Center staff.  We are accredited by the American Camp Association and operate under safety standards of the Association for Challenge Course Technology.

Pre-registration, pre-payment, and signed waivers are required for all adventure programs at the Howell Nature Center. Book online or by phone.

Printable Adult-Waiver and Minor-Waiver required to participate in all high adventure programs, please print, complete, and submit upon arrival.

Initiatives/Low Ropes – Challenge your team to reach its full potential.  Low elements engage your group in problem-solving challenges intended to enhance communication, cooperation, mutual support, and trust. Minimum age is 10 years old.