Programs and Events

Events & Programs for the Whole Family!

At Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, we offer year-round programs and special events. Whether we are celebrating the changing of the seasons or offering science programs, we always offer the opportunity for the whole family to join in on the fun! Many of our programs and events are free, although, some special events may have a small fee applied.

Current Events

As of April 27, 2020, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute has postponed or canceled all public events until further notice. We are committed to continuing to stay up-to-date on this very fluid situation and making the best decisions we can with the information provided. Until we are able to host public events again, we will be offering some virtual events. If you have any questions about the following events, please contanct Community Program Manager Ellen Holste at


Science Storytime: Freshwater Fish Fables
Tuesday, July 14
10:30 – 11:15 am

Hear stories, sing songs, and engage in play and hands-on activities while learning about the fish and other creatures that swim in Michigan's waters in this storytime hosted by the Hastings Public Library and Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Although open to all ages, this storytime is geared towards toddlers through early elementary.

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Virtual BiolBlitz Hike: Dragonflies and Damselflies
Thursday, July 16
4 – 5 pm

Learn techniques for observing dragonflies and damselflies, their identifting characteristics over multiple life stages, and differences in their foraging and perching behaviors.

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Virtual Stroll with Nature: Dragonflies—Fantastic Flyers
Wednesday, July 22
10 – 11 am

Dragonflies are known as the acrobats of the sky. Explore the ponds they live in and discover their secrets of flight through stories, hands-on activities, and suggestions for short "strolls" on trails or through your neighborhood. This program will be live-streamed through Zoom, so you will have an opportunity to interact with and ask questions of Community Program Manager Ellen Holste.

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Holiday Gift Show Vendors
Application deadline: August 31

The Institute is now accepting applications for approval to vend at the Holiday Gift Show on Sunday, November 8.

Application for Approval to Vend

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