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Public Programs for Ages 1-5

Tiny Tots - Frog Frenzy
Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:30am
1-3 year olds - caregiver required, siblings welcome

Did you hear that?  It's a frog calling frenzy!  We will find frogs in the Critter House and make frog crafts as we celebrate the return of spring and their familiar amphibian chorus.

Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

Nature Tales - Adventure Tales
Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 10:00am to 11:00am
1-5; caregiver required

Join us for this naturally unique story time! We will read Maurice Sendak's classic children's book "Where the Wild Things Are."  Join us on a hike looking for where the wilds things are here at LSNC.

 Register for this event online, call 734-997-1553, or pay at the door.

We give your little ones a place to spread their wings!

Kids are born explorers! Bring your 1-5 year-olds to romp in wide-eyed wonder in one of our many programs crafted just for them. Although we offer programming for young children year-round (ages 4 and up can also attend full/half day summer camps), we find that when the weather turns cold and children and parents alike get cabin fever, these programs are an extra special treat, giving you and your little ones something new to do every month.

In addition to programs for your little ones, we also offer programs for the entire family, and don't forget to explore our all ages Birds of Prey programs!

Nature Tales

Join us each month for this naturally unique story time. We accompany a story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed activities, including live animal visits, games, and exploration through the outdoors.

Tiny Tots

A hands-on carnival of activities to help your toddler begin learning about nature! Each session features a unique theme and includes both indoor and outdoor discovery opportunities. Puppet shows, engaging songs, stories, nature walks, crafts, and more will be utilized throughout the series so that each session is new and exciting.


Experience the beauty, speed, and power of our birds of prey

Hear the flap of wings as an eagle swoops by, see the incomparable agility of a falcon, and become enchanted by the facts and folklore of Michigan's owls. Our birds of prey programs allow you to experience these magnificent raptors in action and learn about their vital roles in the natural world. Programs are offered to the public year round for a modest fee. Your participation in these programs will not only inspire you, but will help fund the care of these injured birds who would not be able to survive in the wild. You can also stay involved with our raptors through volunteer opportunities or support their care through our Adopt-a-Raptor program.