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Upcoming Events

Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival is an annual celebration coordinated by the Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee, a coalition of local environmental nonprofits and agencies, and held at Leslie Science & Nature Center. This free, family-friendly event features displays from 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.

Please visit a2earthday.org for more information. 

Nature Storytime - Garden Playtime
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will head to the garden as we learn how veggies grow. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Parents' Night Out - Stories of the Sky
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-6th grades
$30 per child ($25 per child for LSNC Enhanced Members)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Turn your eyes skyward to study constellations and planets. Learn about the science behind telescopes and dream up your own star-related myths and legends. Parents’ Night Out includes a Panera sandwich box with PB&J or Turkey sandwich as well as a late-night popcorn snack. Families are welcome to send their child with a brown-bag dinner. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!

Registration is required by 12PM on Wedensday, 4/25 in order to receive a Panera box dinner as we must place our order 3 days in advance. If you register after the cut-off date, your child will need to come with a dinner from home.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Storytime - Garden Playtime
Sunday, April 29, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will head to the garden as we learn how veggies grow. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Nature Tykes - Habitats
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 9:45am to Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 11:15am
Ages: 4-5 years old
$40 per child ($36 for all LSNC members)
Our Nature Tykes Preschool Program gives your 4-5 year old the opportunity to learn and grow independently in this 1.5 hour drop-off program. It is a great supplement to, or step towards, a full-day preschool program. Registration is by the month, and each session is designed to encourage your little one to ask questions, explore the outdoors, and develop important classroom skills as we hike in Black Pond Woods, meet live animals, make crafts, and run hands-on experiments. This month we will explore habitats to see what animals need to be able to survive. Activities are indoors and outdoors – so make sure to dress for the weather!
 
Sessions will take place on 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, and 5/23. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.
 
Have a 1-3 year old that is not quite old enough to join Nature Tykes? Take a look at our Nature Storytime program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.
Nature Storytime - Terrific Trees
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will head to the woods to learn all about trees! Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Nature Storytime - Secretive Salamanders
Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will explore the secret lives of salamanders. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Nature Storytime - Secretive Salamanders
Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year old are free

Nature Storytime has many opportunities for you and your little one to explore and appreciate the outdoors, such as live animal visits, hikes, stories, and hands-on activities. This week we will explore the secret lives of salamanders. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Critters Up Close
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are lizards, and they are ready for their close up!

Critters Up Close
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are lizards, and they are ready for their close up!

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