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Upcoming Events

Critters Up Close
Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with museum admission

Now you have more opportunities to see Critters Up Close every month at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum! We bring a selection of live animals to the Museum and AAHOM offers special animal-oriented hands-on activities. Animals will be meeting and greeting visitors from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday.  This month the featured critters are arachnids!

September Volunteer Workday
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Help maintain and beautify our site and grounds! We use our site for a multitude of environmental education events and school programs, and we depend on volunteers to help keep our site in great condition!

Sign up online, or call 734-997-1553.

Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All ages
$10 per person

Each year, waves of Monarch butterflies travel over mountains, forests, and plains in the United States to reach their southern wintering grounds in Mexico. Join LSNC in preserving butterfly habitats and releasing Monarchs to support national conservation efforts. Learn how butterflies are tagged, get your face painted, and meet local experts and vendors supporting butterfly conservation efforts.

Registration is required by September 15th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month, we'll be stoking the fires here at LSNC. Bring your family, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. This event is rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

No registration is required. 

Raptor Feeding
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join LSNC raptor staff for dinner time. During this hour, you can see staff prepare scrumptious raptor food for our wild owls, hawks and eagles — and, yes, that does mean dead mice and rats! This is a great time to see the birds doing their most natural behavior … eating. This will also be an opportunity to touch feathers, see a hawk or owl pellet, discover more about bird anatomy and ask our expert staff questions regarding the birds and other ways you can learn more about them!

No registration is required. 

Nature Tales: Turtles
Saturday, October 1, 2016 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Ages 5 and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us every other Saturday morning for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your child to explore and appreciate the out-of-doors in Ann Arbor’s very own backyard (Leslie!). Each session will be centered around a specific theme and include a variety of hands-on activities, like live animal encounters, guided hikes, group games, and enticing stories.  Programs will take place outdoors please dress appropriately. This program’s theme is Turtles.

Registration is recommended, but not required.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Tykes: Fall Into Autumn
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:00am to Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 11:30am
Ages: Ages 4-5
$38 per child ($36 for members)

Our Nature Tykes programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each 1.5 hour session allows your early learner to have authentic, age-appropriate nature-based experiences. Monthly themes will help guide activities that include live animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, natural crafts, and hands-on experiments. This state licensed drop-off program is designed to encourage participants to feel comfortable asking questions, exploring, and engaging with the natural world. . October's theme is Fall into Autumn.

Programs will take place on October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th from 10:00-11:30am.

Registration is required before October 4th. Register this program online, or call 734-997-1553.

Critters Up Close
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 10:00am to Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with museum admission

Now you have more opportunities to see Critters Up Close every month at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum! We bring a selection of live animals to the Museum and AAHOM offers special animal-oriented hands-on activities. Animals will be meeting and greeting visitors from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday.  This month's theme is Animal Diversity!

30th Birthday Party
Saturday, October 8, 2016 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

LSNC is turning 30 this year, and you’re invited to our birthday party! Hike, play, make art, and more with friends and family at this blow-out bash. Visit our raptors and explore the Critter House, relax by the camp fire, or do a scavenger hunt out in Black Pond Woods. Wherever you go, don’t be late for singing “Happy Birthday” and eating cake!

RSVPs are requested to make sure we have enough cake for everyone. RSVP online, or call 734-997-1553.

If the event of rain or severe weather, we will post a cancellation notice to our Facebook page, send an email to pre-registered guests, and leave a message on the LSNC Main Office line: 734-997-1553.

Creature Feature
Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: All ages
$12 for Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum Members, $15 for non-members

One of Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum's Signature Annual Events, Creature Feature, returns on October 9th! Experience animals of all shapes and sizes from your backyard and beyond. Interact with LSNC's resident wildlife along with animals from the Creature Conservancy, and more!

Tickets will be released on September 6th to members and September 12th to non-members. Buy your tickets online, or e-mail creaturefeature@aahom.org for more information. 

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