All public operations are limited to select programming until further notice. Check this page for the latest information.

Wildlife Zoom Room

Looking to spice up your weekly meetings? Or maybe bring a special guest to your next virtual party or hangout? Then book a time to let our animal ambassadors join your next virtual meeting! Learn More.

New Birthday Parties!

We know how important birthdays are, and while we are not offering our traditional in-person birthday parties, we are happy to help make yours special! Learn More.

Family Experiences

Choose from 8 exciting activities for an outdoor, hands-on engaging time! These Family Experiences are led by one of our amazing educators and is covid friendly. Learn More.

Winter 2021 Education Programs

Let our in-person outreach programs or virtual distance learning programs provide a COVID-safe educational experience for your school or community group! Learn More.

Give a Gift of Support!

Your support sustains us. Please consider making a donation today to help us make it through this challenging time. Learn More.

COVID-19 Preventative Measures

Click "Learn More" for the latest updates about our response to COVID-19. Learn More.

Private Raptor Tours
Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 3:30pm to Monday, May 31, 2021 - 4:15pm
Ages: All Ages

Go behind the scenes with our wildlife staff as we guide you and your small group through an interpretive experience with our birds of prey. Learn and watch how their natural instincts work when they feed, observe specimens up close, and chat with our resident wildlife caretakers about each bird's individual story.

Registration is required. This program is intended for one household, up to a maximum of twelve people.
$30 registration fee for the program regardless of the number of people attending.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays are available. Bathrooms will also be made available during this program.

All May dates are now sold out!  

Thank you for your continued interest and support of our wildlife and programs. If you are still looking for an opportunity to come outside at LSNC, consider checking out our Family Experiences:  or, visit us on Wednesdays or Fridays between 12-4 for the STEM kit rental and activities!

Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 9:45am to Monday, May 31, 2021 - 9:45pm

Join us for an all new scavenger hunt for May!

Pick-up your hunt outside the Walnut House when you visit Leslie Science & Nature Center: 1831 Traver Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Be a Scientist and use STEM tools
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 5:00pm to Monday, May 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
Ages: All Ages
$3 suggested donation

Join us at Leslie Science & Nature Center on select days, and rent a kit for exploring ($3/suggested donation), even earning a prize for completing three activities in your booklet. If you love the kit, or want to do these activities again at home or at other natural spaces, you can also purchase it on site for $40!

Activities included in the rental kit include:

  • Use binoculars to find squirrel dreys
  • Estimate age of tree using ruler and calculator
  • Use magnifying glass to look at fallen leaf or log up close
  • Observe Birds of Prey using binoculars. Draw or write what you see using colored pencils 
  • Use compass to find cardinal directions. Figure out which direction the parking lot is!


Staff will be available to rent kits and provide prizes for completion on: >

Wednesdays, 12-4 PM

Fridays, 12-4 PM