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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/child (including siblings), $75 minimum; no charge for adults.
  • Maximum Group Size: 60 children. 
  • Availability: Field trips are available Setember-June. If you are interested in seeing us in the summer, we encourage you to schedule one of our  outreach programs! 
  • Come Prepared: Dress for the weather! We will go outside unless it is unsafe.

Plan your 2015-2016 school year 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, and e-mail
  • School name & address
  • Group size & ideal dates
  • Program choice


Sensing Nature
Available September-June
Program length: 1.5 hours

How do animals use their sense of sight, smell, touch, taste, and hearing? Students will discover how animals and humans use their senses to survive by observing a live animal up close, exploring stops along our outdoor “Sensory Nature Trail,” and much more! Your preschoolers’ five senses are sure to be engaged!

Available Sept. – Nov.
Program length: 1.5 hours

Explore fields and forests to learn how plants and animals prepare for winter with an enchanting autumn puppet show.  Through an up-close and friendly live animal encounter and discovery hike, your students will truly experience the joys of fall. 

Available March – June
Program length: 1.5 hours

Celebrate the birth of spring! A fun-filled puppet show will captivate and educate your youngsters about animal life in springtime. Visit a live animal and enjoy an outdoor walk through the woods and prairies while discovering the eagerly anticipated signs of spring.