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

Upcoming Events

Special Offsite Event - Critters Up Close!
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Program is free with paid museum admission

Join us for Critters Up Close! Every month, we bring different live animals into Ann Arbor Hands On Museum. There will also be special, animal-oriented hands-on activities. While you’re at the museum, pick up the "Critters-Up Close!" passport and start collecting stamps for this year-long series. Make sure to visit future Critters Up Close for passport stamps, and visit LSNC's Critter House Open Hours on Sundays from noon to 3:00 p.m. to get additional stamps and see more Critters Up Close!

Special Offsite Event - Critters Up Close!
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Program is free with paid museum admission

Join us for Critters Up Close! Every month, we bring different live animals into Ann Arbor Hands On Museum. There will also be special, animal-oriented hands-on activities. While you’re at the museum, pick up the "Critters-Up Close!" passport and start collecting stamps for this year-long series. Make sure to visit future Critters Up Close for passport stamps, and visit LSNC's Critter House Open Hours on Sundays from noon to 3:00 p.m. to get additional stamps and see more Critters Up Close!

Fireside Fun - A Good Old Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 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. This program is generously supported by Bivouac - thank you!

LSNC Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: All ages
$8/individual, $30/family

Do you love the thrill of hunting for things? Then this one's for you. Multiple challenges will have you scouring the entire LSNC grounds and Black Pond Woods for insects, colors, textures, plants, and more.

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

Super Snakes
Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All ages
$8/individual, $30/family

Spend some up-close time with our legless reptile friends the snakes! Meet some species from around the world - including your own backyard - as we explore what makes these fascinating creatures so successful and sometimes misunderstood. Through live demonstrations we will examine snake behaviors and even witness a meal being consumed by one of our guests. Space limited. Pre-registration encouraged.

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

The Nature of...Beer
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults, ages 15+
$8/person

People have been brewing beer for centuries - did you know that the process of fermentation was revolutionary for human survival? Join Brandon Groff, local science teacher, as he presents the process of brewing beer, the ecology of the ingredients used, and the history of this innovative drink. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

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

Monarch Migration Festival
Saturday, September 6, 2014 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: Ages 4+
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Come celebrate these beautiful butterflies as we release tagged Monarchs to bolster their threatened populations. You'll learn more about how you can help these important pollinators and all about their role in the environment. If you attended the Conservation Kickoff in June 2014, come back, share your experiences, and witness how your work helped these winged beauties! Missed our 2014 Kickoff, or want to get even more involved? Come back in June 2015 for the next round! Pre-registration is encouraged.

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

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 - Flight School
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Ages 4-5, caregivers welcome but not required.
$50/child non-member; $45/child for LSNC members for the whole month!

This program includes four weeks of Tykes sessions, including 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30/14.

Discover the world of animal flight with stories, hands on activities and nature observation during this aerial adventure. We’ll experience birds, bees, and butterflies as they educate and entertain us from the air. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required.

Register for this event online or call 734-997-1553. We require an emergency form on file for this program; if your child attended a summer camp at LSNC in June-August 2014, you already have one on file. If not, please download it by clicking here and submit.

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.

Tiny Tots: Animals Use Their Senses Too!
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Ages: Ages 1-3; siblings welcome, caregiver required.
$8/child non-member; $7/child for LSNC members.

Our five senses help us and other animals explore our world! We'll use our senses to learn more about the animals and plants that call LSNC home during fun activities for you and your child. Space is limited, and pre-registration is encouraged.

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

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

Star Party with the University Lowbrow Astronomers
Friday, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Ages: All ages
$5/person - FREE for LSNC Members!

Join us for a night under the stars! 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 you have them, bring your binoculars - it's amazing how much you can see using them! Moonrise will be at around 10:00 p.m. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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

This program is free to 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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