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

Upcoming Events

Parents' Night Out - Creatures of the Night
Saturday, March 5, 2016 - 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. Join us as we discover what life at LSNC is like after dark!  Through crafts, stories, activities, a night hike, and meeting some of our animals up close, your child will discover the fascinating world of nocturnal creatures. 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. 

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 Dr. Seuss Tale
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 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 "The Lorax" to celebrate the birth month of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! We will also have some Suess inspired activities for you to enjoy. 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.

Turtles
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Ages 8 and up
Cost: $6/person non-member, $5/person member

Did you know that Michigan has a state reptile? Well, it's a turtle! Turtles have been around for millions of years and we think it's about time we gave them a show. We are very lucky to have so many interesting types of turtles in Michigan and this is an opportunity to learn more about them while meeting some live ones up close and personal. 

Registration is required - 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.

Nature Tales: A Dr. Seuss Tale
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 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 "The Lorax" to celebrate the birth month of one of our favorite authors, Dr. Seuss! We will also have some Suess inspired activities for you to enjoy. 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.

Owls: Inside & Out
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Ages: 6 and up
Cost: $6/child, $5/member, adults are free

What makes an owl a great nocturnal predator? Meet a few of LSNC’s resident owls to find out! Following a visit from our nocturnal raptors, we will dissect real owl pellets to find out what they are eating and why.

Registration is required - 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, March 20, 2016 - 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, March 23, 2016 - 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.

Tykes Preschool Program - Nature's Music
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 4-5 years old
Cost: $40 per child per month for Non-Members, $35 per child per month for Members

Nature is full of music!  We will learn about some of nature's greatest musicians and even make some music of our own!

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.  April's theme is Nature's Music, and runs Tuesday April 12, 19, and 26 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 Garden Tale
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 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 "The Curious Garden" by Peter Brown, then we will visit the garden to see if any of our plants are sprouting yet! 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.

Nature Tales: A Garden Tale
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 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 "The Curious Garden" by Peter Brown, then we will visit the garden to see if any of our plants are sprouting yet! 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.

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