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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 during the fall and spring, and not during December-February, or summer months. We still can come to you for an outreach program in the winter and summer!
  • 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 Sept. – Nov.; March – June
Available for Ages: 3-5 years
Program length: 1.5 hours

Your students will discover how animals and humans use their senses to survive. This program includes an opportunity to see a live animal up close and engage in outdoor exploration on our 1/8 mile Sensory Nature Trail.

Available Sept. – Nov.
Available for Ages: 3-5 years
Program length: 1.5 hours

Explore fields and forests to learn how plants and animals prepare for winter through an enchanting autumn puppet show. Your students will have a close-up and friendly encounter with a live animal and a discovery hike will enable them to experience the joys of fall.

Available March – June
Available for Ages: 3-5 years
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.

Read or print our Preschool Brochure here! The most updated and accurate information will be posted on the website.