There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday each month we’ll be stoking the fires here at LSNC and we’d love for you to join us! We’ll provide the campfire and marshmallows so all you need to do is grab the family, camp chairs, and the rest of your s’mores fixings. This is a FREE program and no registration is required. Hope to see you there!
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Connect to nature — and each other!
Are you looking for something to do together on an upcoming weekend? From time to time, everyone needs to get out of the house and into the wild. Our all-ages programs are offered on select weekends throughout the year and are fun and engaging for kids and grownups alike. Explore bugs and bats, take a magical moonlit walk, or see our birds of prey in action.
Our programs are affordable with rates for both individuals and families. Pre-register to save money or come on spur of the moment (though spaces are limited for some programs).
In addition to programs for all ages, we also offer "kids only" programs. If you have a toddler or preschooler (Ages 1-5), take a look at our programs for tots and tykes. Summer and school break camps are also available for kids of all ages. And don't forget to explore our all ages Birds of Prey programs!
Can't make a scheduled program? Drop by any day - including weekends - during daylight hours to visit our outdoor raptor enclosures. You can even check out our other live animals in the Critter House (be sure to check up-to-date hours listed on our Critter House page).
We're looking for responsible, creative, dedicated, and dependable teen Summer Day Camp volunteers! If you're at least 15 years old and you have access to reliable transportation, that could be you!
All volunteers will take part in mandatory training on one of two dates: June 1, 10:00-11:30 a.m. or June 2, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Teens and their parents can RSVP for this information night by emailing Michele at email@example.com or calling 734-531-6052.
The City of Ann Arbor's Natural Area Preservation staff will share how you can create a native plant garden, including recommendations for the types of plants to use and the first steps to take in creating a home garden. This is a great opportunity to meet Ann Arbor's native plant specialists.
Register now online or call 734-997-1553.
Discover how much fun camping can be by pitching your tent at the Leslie Science & Nature Center! Be a part of a nation-wide event that brings families together and closer to nature. Enjoy nature-based programs, tent space, campfires, dinner & breakfast, and much more! The campout event is designed for all ages and a minimum of one adult per family is required.
Click here to register, or call 734-997-1553.
We believe hands-on, engaging science learning is a vital part of education - and we're happy to have the support of local singer-songwriter Joe Reilly in our efforts! Come help us make Leslie Science & Nature Center's environmental programs available to children with limited resources - the music starts at 11:00 a.m., but you're welcome to stay all day - bring a picnic, visit our Critter House, marvel at our Raptors, and support a great cause!
Click here to buy tickets, or call 734-997-1553
Ask any camper and they will say that choice time and choice carnival are their favorite parts of the camp week. You're invited to take part in a two-hour-long choice carnival full of the favorite activities of both our staff and our campers!
Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.
Come out to LSNC for a family picnic and enjoy the company of the community - featuring live music from Gemini! Bring your blanket & lunch and enjoy guided hikes, field games, LSNC's Critter House, and our resident Raptors. The music starts at noon, so come early to find the best spot for your picnic blanket!
Register for this event online or call 734-997-1553.