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

Upcoming Events

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!

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Ages: All Ages (Youth must be accompanied by an adult)
$5 per person, free for all mothers

Treat the mothers and mother figures in your life to a guided wildflower hike through Black Pond Woods and the LSNC grounds, or take the hike yourself in their honor! We'll find lovely blooms popping up through the grass or sprouting on the forest floor. Enjoy a short presentation on local wildflowers and then get outside to see what is blooming here at LSNC. During the presentation and hike, participants will learn basic plant identification skills using field guides as well as some of the fascinating folklore surrounding some of these plants. Enjoy a "tea time" of ice-cold lemonade or iced tea and granola bars in the garden before you head home. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required! We encourage participants to make a day of your trip by bringing a picnic lunch and enjoying Critter House Open Hours between 10am and 1pm before the program.

Registration is required by Wednesday, May 9th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

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