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Preschool Field Trips

Our preschool programs have been carefully designed for the active and exciting world of the four and five year old. We combine engaging hands-on activities, hikes in our woods and prairies, creative play and movement, and a close look at our live animals.

What you need to know:

  • Duration: All preschool field trips last 90 minutes.
  • Cost: $5/student, $75 minimum; no charge for adults.
  • Maximum Group Size: 75 students.
  • Come Prepared: Dress for the weather! We will go outside unless it is unsafe.

Plan your field trip.

Call 734-997-1553 or fill out this form to arrange a program. Please have the following information ready before you call:

  • Teacher name & phone number
  • School name & address
  • Group size & ideal dates
  • Program choice


Sensing Nature
Discover how animals and humans use their senses to survive. Program includes opportunity to see live animals and engage in outdoor exploration on our 1/8 mile Sensory Nature Trail. Available September-November and March-first week of June.

Explore fields and forests to learn how plants and animals prepare for winter. Have a close-up and friendly encounter with a variety of live animals.  An autumn discovery hike enables children to experience the joys of fall. Available September-November.

Where Animals Winter
Discover the wonders of winter with an engaging puppet show demonstrating how animals prepare for and survive the winter. Visit with live animals to find out how they prepare to winter, and then take a nature walk searching for signs of woodland animals and to see the contrast of the wintery season. Available November-March.

Celebrate the birth of spring! A fun-filled puppet show will enthrall and educate your youngsters about animal life in springtime. Visit the Critter House and enjoy an outdoor walk through the woods and prairies discovering the eagerly anticipated signs of spring. Available March-first week of June.

Read or print our Preschool Brochure here!