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R.E. Olds Anderson Rotary Barn - Downstairs

Woldumar Nature Center, a natural, private escape in the shadows of urban Lansing, is an ideal setting for a unique event that will be remembered for years to come.

Woldumar can provide a superb setting for your gathering, whether it includes family, friends, or just people with common interests. You can host your event outdoors in a natural setting among the trees, in a sheltered indoor space, or a combination of various areas at the center.

Outdoor grounds rentals are available for up to 250 people. The site you select will determine the amount Woldumar can accommodate. Grounds rentals include use of chairs and access to the restrooms in the visitor's center. Indoor space is not provided with outdoor rentals, although outdoor grounds areas are available at no additional charge to those who rent the entire barn.

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R.E. Olds Anderson Rotary Barn

All rentals include:

  • The set up and tear down of tables and chairs inside the rental space. Woldumar has tables to seat up to 150 people and 300 black folding chairs for indoor and outdoor use (some conditions apply).
  • AV equipment if needed.
  • Handicapped accessible restrooms located on first floors.
  • A kitchenette with a refrigerator and sink in the barn.
  • On site event coordinator to help with rental needs.

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Site permits

Outside vendors who wish to provide any for-profit service on Woldumar's property (including but not limited to commercial photography, eco tours, and special classes) are required to submit a site permit at least 7 days in advance. also, see our Visitor Rules.

Commercial Photography Permit

Please send completed permit forms with payment to:

Woldumar Nature Center
5739 Old Lansing Rd
Lansing, MI 48917-8503

Rental Tours Available by Appointment

If you are interested in seeing how Woldumar would fit your needs for an upcoming event, we would like to show you the spaces that are available. However, tours are by appointment only. Call 517-322-0030 or e-mail for more information or if you are interested in renting a space at Woldumar. Due to our frequent education programs and staffing limitations, we are unable to accommodate walk-in tours.