Lakewood Discovery Center

250 Lakewood Drive in Salina, KS
Telephone: (785) 826-7335

"Our mission is to develop environmentally educated citizens by providing a unique setting which nurtures curiosity and interest in nature. 


We offer a variety of nature-based educational programs and events throughout the year. You can use to view our programs and sign up. Take a look at our summer programs- fishing, archery, BB guns, canoeing, and much more! 


We are also available for group events, such as class or church fieldtrips, or for facility rentals. Give us a call for more details."

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Upcoming Lakewood Activities...

Lakewood Turkey Shoot - Family Archery:

Tuesday, November 16th from 4:30pm until 6pm

Ages 5 years old and older

Cost: $10 per person

Family archery will allow you and your family to learn a new skill and have fun competition together at Lakewood Park.  We will cover the basics of instructions and safety and shooting techniques. We will have a shoot off competition at the end to give away a full turkey, just in time for Thanksgiving. 

KC Dinner and a Show:

Sunday, November 21st from 8:30am until 6pm

Ages 16 years old and older

Cost: $110 per person

Join us on a trip to Overland Park's New Theater for the performance of "Patsy"  the life and times of Patsy Cline!  We will Leave from the Lakewood Discovery Center at approximately 8:30am and travel to the matinee performance and enjoy a full buffet meal during the show and return afterwards. 

Abilene Christmas Show:

Saturday, December 11th from 11:30am until 5pm

Ages 16 years old and older

Cost: $75 per person

Join us as we travel to Abilene for some Christmas fun to a trip to the production of "Elf"  The theater musical of the movie brings a fun twist to an off the wall Christmas tradition.  We will enjoy a lively stop for lunch at Mr. K's Farmhouse for lunch before the show.

Holiday Canning, Curing, and Fermenting:

Saturday, December 18th from 1pm until 3pm

Ages 10 years old and older

Cost: $15 per person

Canning, curing and fermenting are all old home specialties that have been around since the stone ages.  Come learn how early civilizations utilized these techniques to stock their cupboards/caves/pyramids. We will cold can produce, cure meat, and ferment some take home goodies that will be sure to interest your holiday guests.   Adults preferred to attend if child is participating.