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Upcoming Events

Nature Tales: Terrific Trees
Saturday, January 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us on select Saturday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. 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 rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is Terrific Trees. 

Pre-registration is now closed.  Feel free to join us the day of the event!

Parents' Night Out: Whooooo's There?
Saturday, February 4, 2017 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: 6-12 years
$30 per child ($25 per member)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Meet our nocturnal hunters and explore the ways they fly, hunt, and survive. Explore our grounds after dark and test your own owl-like survival skills. Parents’ Night Out includes pizza and carrots for dinner as well as a late-night popcorn snack. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!

Registration is required by February 1st.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Nature Tykes: Natural Expressions
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 10:00am to Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:30am
Ages: 4-5 years
$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 drop-off program is designed to encourage participants to feel comfortable asking questions, exploring, and engaging with the natural world. February's theme is Natural Expressions.

Programs will take place on February 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 10-11:30am.

Registration is required before February 7th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Critters Up Close
Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 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 Decomposers: Worms and Friends!

Owl Do I Love Thee
Saturday, February 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 18 years and older
$25 for two adults

Treat your special someone to an evening of romance and fun with our resident owls. Enjoy tasty desserts and beverages, snuggle up on a candle-lit poetry walk, and get up close and personal with these magnificent night hunters. Nothing says “I love you” like a night out in nature! 

Registration is required by February 8th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years with an adult
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select on Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors.  Programs take place outdoors rain or shine--please dress for the weather.

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

Nature Tales: Sounds of Nature
Thursday, February 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Thursday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. 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 rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is Sounds of Nature.

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

 

Nature Tales: Sounds of Nature
Saturday, February 18, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us select Saturday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. 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 rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is Sounds of Nature.

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

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years with an adult
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select on Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors.  Programs take place outdoors rain or shine--please dress for the weather.

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

Nature Tales: Furry Friends
Thursday, March 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 5 years and younger
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Join us on select Thursday mornings for outdoor and nature-based activities that inspire you and your preschoolers and their grown-ups to explore and appreciate the out of doors at LSNC—Ann  Arbor’s very own backyard. 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 rain or shine—please dress for the weather. This program’s theme is Furry Friends.

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

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