Hours, Admissions, Map
7/13/16 NOTE: College Avenue Detour Through Whitnall Park
Cities of Franklin and Hales Corners will be reconstructing portions of College Avenue. Construction should begin 7/13 and last about three weeks. All areas of the Park/Botanical Gardens should be accessible - see the detour map
2016 Hours 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
The Nature Center will be closed on the following days in 2016
New Year's Day,
Easter Sunday (March 27)
Independence Day (July 4)
Labor Day (Sept. 5), NOTE: Trails will remain open
Day before Thanksgiving (Nov. 23)
Thanksgiving (Nov. 24)
"Black Friday" (Nov. 25)
Christmas Eve Day through the Day after Christmas (Dec. 24-26)
Special Hours During Halloween Haunts
Oct 13-15, 2016 Wehr opens at noon
Special Year-End Limited Hours
Dec. 27-31: noon–4 p.m.
While admission is free, some programs and special events do have additional fees. These fees are listed with the program description.
Due to the sensitive environment of the Nature Center, no dogs are allowed.
2015-16 Parking Fee (prices listed include sales tax)
Daily parking $3/car
Season pass, Milwaukee Co. Resident $25/car
Season Pass, Non-Resident $35/car
Daily parking for tour bus – contact Wehr
Organized group nature hike fees for 2015-16 school year (non-taxable)
Child-Resident – for 2015-16: $3 each with a $60 minimum
Child-Nonresident – for 2015-16: $4 each with a $60 minimum
Adult (Age 18 & up) – Rates vary by program, with $60 minimum-- Please call Wehr.
For all group hikes, call (414) 425-8550 for reservations.
Getting to the Nature Center
Questions? Contact Us
Wehr Nature Center
9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, WI 53132