a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

Upcoming Events

Tykes Preschool Program - Habitats
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 4-5 years old
Cost: $50 per child per month for Non-Members, $45 per child per month for Members

What does an animal need to survive?  We will learn all about the 4 parts of a habitat - food, water, shelter, and space - and explore Black Pond Woods in search of animals and their habitats!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  September's theme is Habitats, and runs Tuesday September 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Nature Tales: A Tree Tale
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "As An Oak Tree Grows" by G. Brian Karas, then take a look at some of the trees that we have right here at LSNC! Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Critters Up Close
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 10:00am to Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 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 12-4 on Sunday.  This month the featured critters are arachnids!

Nature Tales: A Tree Tale
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: 1-5 year olds with adult
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read "As An Oak Tree Grows" by G. Brian Karas, then take a look at some of the trees that we have right here at LSNC! Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that will include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. Nature Tales happen twice a month during the school year - you can choose to come on Wednesday or Saturday!

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Adults and children under one year are free!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All Ages
$8/person

Have you ever wanted to hold a butterfly? Well this is your chance! During our Monarch Migration Festival, participants will be instructed on how to tag Monarchs before we release them for their remarkable journey south. As part of our Monarch Conservation Program, this event will provide opportunities to find out about their struggle, how you can help, and why tagging for research is important. We will release the Monarchs in our pollinator garden where you can learn more about the plants that are essential for their survival. 

Registration is required by September 3 to guarantee a butterfly to release. Please register in advance online or by phone at 734-997-1553. 

To learn about the activities going on during the festival, click here!

Astronomy Day Star Party with the University Lowbrow Astronomers
Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: All ages, participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
$5 per person, free for members

Join us to celebrate Astronomy Day! The University Lowbrow Astronomers will be leading an evening of star gazing at our site.  This is a chance for you to get "close up views" of stars, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects that are hard to see without the use of telescopes.  If the weather does not cooporate we will try again on  Friday October 2, 2015. Please call the office at (734) 997-1553 or check our Facebook page after 4pm the day of the event to determine the status.

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 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, camp chairs, and s'mores fixings. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. 

Tiny Tot Walks
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years old, caregiver required
Cost: $4 per child for Non-Members, $3 per child for Members

Getting outside with your toddler can be a fun way to spend a morning! Join us as we take a guided walk along our trails to see what each month during the seasons brings us.  Each walk will last about 1 hour and will take a very leisurely pace to accommodate the tot's little legs. This program is designed for adults to stay with their children. The group will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House.

Registration is recommended - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Parents' Night Out - Astronomy Adventure
Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: 6-12 years old
Cost: $30 per child for Non-members, $25 per child for Members

It's a night out for parents while the kids explore a unique evening at LSNC. Does your child sometimes stare off into space?  If so, they need to come to this fun night filled with activities, crafts, a night hike, stories of the constellations, and a telescope viewing of the night sky. We will provide your child with a pizza dinner and an evening snack. This is a great night for parents to go out and enjoy themselves while their children have a fun and educational evening with our Educators here at LSNC. 

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. Can't make it this month, or want to come to them all? Join us for our other Parents' Night Out on December 5th, January 16th, or March 5th!

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Tykes Preschool Program - Space Explorers
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 4-5 years old
Cost: $50 per child per month for Non-Members, $45 per child per month for Members

We explore the Earth everyday, but what is beyond our planet?  We will spend the month learning about the moon, stars, and other planets.  Get ready for a month of activities that are out of this world!

Our Tykes preschool programs are designed for your 4-5 year old in mind.  Each session is two hours long and you can drop your child off or stay with them knowing they will have a fun and educational time learning about a variety of science and nature topics.  They will participate in a variety of activities including animal presentations, hikes in Black Pond Woods, crafts, experiments, and a snack.  The activities are centered on each month's theme.  October's theme is Space Explorers, and runs Tuesday October 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 9-11.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.  Registration is by the month, and children can start the month of their 4th birthday.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

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