Upcoming Events

Tiny Tots: Sounds of Nature
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:45am
Ages: Ages 1-3; siblings welcome, caregiver required.
$8/child non-member; $7/child for LSNC members.

Walking through our woods you might hear all kinds of tweets, chirps, screeches, and calls. Come discover the critters behind those sounds, then enjoy listening to the breezes through the springtime leaves! We might even make some critter sounds of our own! 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.

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ages: All ages
$5/person - FREE for Mom!

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!  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. We'll find lovely blooms popping up through the grass or sprouting on the forest floor! Space is limited, so preregistration is required.

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

Nature Tales - A Flighty Tale
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: Ages 1-5; siblings welcome, caregiver required.
$4/child non-member; $3/child for LSNC members.

Join us for this naturally unique story time! Before the sun comes up, it is still and quiet outside - then just before sunrise, a chorus of birds erupts and greets the new day. We will read "Birdsongs" by Betsy Franco and learn more about our singing friends. Each month we accompany the story with a selection of hands-on, nature-themed pursuits that include live animal visits and an outdoor activity. 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.

Mayfly - Our Annual Fundraising Event!
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Adults
$125/plate - discount rates of 6 tickets for $500 apply until April 1!

Current and potential supporters gather for an upscale evening to celebrate Leslie Science & Nature Center and to ensure our continued success. Wandering our beautiful grounds under twinkling lights, guests enjoy drinks and a catered meal set to live music while mingling with LSNC's staff as they provide up-close interactions with our live birds of prey and Critter House animals. The evening culminates with a demonstration flight by our amazing raptors.

Purchase your ticket online or call 734-997-1553.

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 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, so bring your family, camp chairs, and s'mores fixings - we'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows.

Monarch Butterfly Conservation Kickoff
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Be there at the beginning as we prepare for raising gorgeous Monarch caterpillars here at LSNC. This is the first step towards our Monarch Butterfly Migration Festival in September where we will tag and release butterflies ready for their journey south. Help us develop our “Monarch Waystation” and learn how to create your own at home. We will get you started with your own milkweed plant or seeds! 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.

 

Great American Backyard Campout
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 4:00pm to Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:00am
Ages: All ages
$50/family campsite

Pitch your tent with our resident raptors and critters! Be part of a nation-wide event; enjoy nature-based programs, campfires, and much more! Minimum of one adult per family is required. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

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

 

Fireside Fun - A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 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, so bring your family, camp chairs, and s'mores fixings - we'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows.

Creatures of the Night Hike - Day
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Do you get sleepy when the sun goes down? Don't worry - we created a program just for you to learn about all the critters that are busy while you sleep. We will explore their habitats while the sun is up and then go inside to learn about some of the specimens in our lab. You can get to bed early and still not miss out on meeting these incredible animals! Space is limited, and pre-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.

Creatures of the Night Hike - Night
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm
Ages: All ages
$9/person or $34/family non-member; $8/person or $30/family for LSNC members.

Armed with a headlamp and curiosity we'll explore the secretive world of nocturnal animals in beautiful Black Pond Woods. After observing some wild behaviors such as web-spinning, we'll take a close look at some specimens in our lab to find out what makes them so successful. Some lights will be provided but please bring your own headlamp/flashlight if possible as supplies are limited.  Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

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

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.

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