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

Upcoming Events

Parents' Night Out: Pop, Fizz, BANG!
Saturday, March 11, 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. Practice the scientific method, sing silly songs, and make stuff explode during a fun-filled night. 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 March 1st.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

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

Outdoor environmentas are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoors activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors. Groups will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House. 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.

Squirrels, Oh MY!
Thursday, March 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 Squirrels, Oh My!

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

Nature Tales: Squirrels, OH MY!
Saturday, March 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 Squirrels, Oh My!

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

Hooray for Herps!
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: 5-12 years and their families
$9 per person or $34 per family ($8 per member or $30 per member family)

Become a herpetologist when you study reptiles and amphibians in this hands-on program. Investigate the similarities and differences between these incredible cold blooded animals, use your new skills to practice identifying different herps you might find in your own back yard, and meet some scaly and slimy creatures up close.

Registration is required by March 17th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, March 19, 2017 - 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, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. This event is rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

 

Nature Playgroup
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-3 years with an adult
$4 per child ($3 per member), adults are free

Outdoor environmentas are a great way to engage all of your toddler's developing senses, and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us select Wednesdays as we come together for a mix of guided and self-guided outdoors activities that allow 1-3 year olds and their grown-ups to explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors. Groups will meet on the front porch of the Leslie House. 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: Oh, Deer!
Thursday, March 30, 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 Oh, Deer!

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

Nature Tales: Sensational Spring
Saturday, April 1, 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 Sensational Spring.

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

Critters Up Close
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 10:00am to 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 Frogs and Toads!

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