a group of children and adults, seen from behind as they walk across Black Pond's bridge

Upcoming Events

Immersive Guided Forest Therapy with A2 Shinrin-yoku
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 9:00am to Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:30am
Ages: Adults
$45 per session, or $40 per session if you register for all 3!

Guided Forest therapy is based on the Japanese practice of "Forest bathing" meaning an immersive sensory experience of nature. Unlike a nature hike, forest therapy is a slow, relaxing and interactive experience in nature, covering less than half a mile and focusing on deepening our connections with nature through a series of suggested activities. You are welcome to get your hands dirty and sit on the ground! Since this is a 2.5-hour event, participants are are strongly encouraged to bring any medications they might need, water and a snack, weather-appropriate clothing, and comfortable walking shoes. A tea ceremony ends each experience.   

Sessions will take place on Mondays, September 17, September 24, and October 1 from 9:00 -11:30 am. Registration is required by the Thursday before each session, and participants should plan on arriving 10 minutes prior to the program start time as the program begins promptly at 9:00 am.  Register for this event online. 

For more information on Certified Forest Therapy Guide Cayla Samano, please visit www.a2shinrinyoku.com.

This program may be cancelled if the event registration does not fill. In the event of a cancellation, participants will be contacted and will receive a full refund.

Astronomy Day Star Party
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: 7 years and older
$5 per person (Free for members)

Join us to celebrate Astronomy Day! The University Lowbrow Astronomers will be leading an evening of star gazing at our site.  This is a chance for you to get "close up views" of stars, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects that are hard to see without the use of telescopes. In the case of cloudy weather, please call the office at (734) 997-1553 or check our Facebook page after 4pm the day of to see if the event is cancelled. In the event of cancellation, we encourage you to join the Lowbrow Astronomers at the Peach Mountain Observatory on Saturday, October 6th at 7pm.

Registration is encouraged, but not required, by September 26th.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Storytime - Magnificent Mammals
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members), adults and siblings under 2 years 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 what makes mammals unique.

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. 

Nature Tykes Preschool Program - All About Animals
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 9:45am to Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:15am
Ages: 4-5 years old
$40 per child ($36 per child for 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 discover the differences between animals as we compare and contrast mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians.. Activities are indoors and outdoors – so make sure to dress for the weather!

This month's sessions will take place on October 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st.

Registration is required by October 3rd. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Register for the following session bundles to receive a special discount:

Nature Storytime - Magnificent Mammals
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members), adults and siblings under 2 years 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 what makes mammals unique.

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. 

Special Discount: Register for all Wednesday morning programs from October - December, to receive a discount on all programs. Non-members willl receive 20% off the regular price, and  members will receive a total of 40% off the regular price. Register by October 9th to receive the discount.  

Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Saturday, October 13, 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 10-4:00 pm on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4:00 pm on Sunday.  This month we will explore animal diversity!

Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Sunday, October 14, 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 10-4:00 pm on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4:00 pm on Sunday.  This month we will explore animal diversity!

Nature Storytime - Feathered Friends
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members), adults and siblings under 2 years 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 what makes birds unique.

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 @ LSNC: Whoooo's there?
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-6th grades
$30 per child ($25 per child for members)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Meet our nocturnal hunters and explore the ways they fly, hunt, and survive. Explore our grounds after dark and test your own owl-like survival skills. Parents’ Night Out includes a Panera sandwich box with PB&J or Turkey as well as a late-night popcorn snack.Families are welcome to send their child with a dinner from home. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!

Registration is required by Noon on Wednesday, October 17.  Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Storytime - Rockin' Reptiles
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members), adults and siblings under 2 years 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 what makes reptiles unique.

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. 

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