An image of the Nature House, from the outside

Upcoming Events

Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 23, 2017 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth through entertainment, education, exploration, and fun!

This free, family-friendly event features displays from local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.

For more information, please visit a2earthday.org.

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, April 26, 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: Earth Helpers
Thursday, April 27, 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 Earth Helpers.

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

Nature Tales: Earth Helpers
Saturday, April 29, 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 Earth Helpers.

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

Black Pond Woods Expedition
Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Children ages 5-12 and their families
$9/person or $34/family ($8/person or $30/family for members)

Wear your boots and keep your eyes peeled as we hike through the woods to Black Pond. Using dipping nets and a video microscope, study the creatures that call this vernal pool their home and learn about the importance of the pond in the woods ecosystem. Then, meet some animals from the pond and woods up close as you explore the spring food chain! 

Registration is required by Thursday, May 4th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, May 10, 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: In the Garden
Thursday, May 11, 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 In the Garden.

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

Nature Tales: In the Garden
Saturday, May 13, 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 In the Garden.

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

Critters Up Close
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, May 14, 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 Vernal Pond Life: Salamanders and Friends!

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 14, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ages: All ages
$5 per person (Moms are free!)

Treat the mothers and mother figures in your life to a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the LSNC grounds, or take the hike yourself in their honor! We'll find lovely blooms popping up through the grass or sprouting on the forest floor. She’ll feel like Mother of the Year! LSNC invites local families – especially mothers! – and other individuals interested in learning more about our native spring wildflowers to join us for this event. You will be treated to a short presentation on local wildflowers and then get outside to see what is blooming here at LSNC. During the presentation and hike, participants will learn basic plant identification skills using field guides as well as some of the fascinating folklore surrounding some of these plants. 

Registration is required by Wednesday, May 10th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

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