Monarch Migration Festival - Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 1-4pm

Every year, waves of these butterflies migrate over mountains, deserts, and plains in the United States to reach their wintering grounds in Mexico. Pre-register today to guarantee a Monarch to release, or consider sponsoring a butterfly for us to release in our pollinator garden! Learn More.

Summer Camp 2022

Mark your calendars! Registration for Summer Camp 2022 opens to members on Friday, February 11th and to the general public on Monday, February 14th. Learn More.

THANK YOU for supporting Mayfly!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our two-day Mayfly fundraiser to benefit the LSNC Nature Playscape! Please visit our Playscape page for more information on how YOU can become involved in this project.  Learn More.

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.

Give a Gift of Support!

Help us spark curiosity, discovery, and joy across Southeast Michigan and well beyond by giving today. Learn More.

Playscape Match Challenge
Friday, June 3, 2022 - 8:30am to Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 8:30am
We are excited to announce that the LSNC Nature Playscape is the recipient of a $50,000 challenge gift from Linh and Dug Song. This match will be applied to the construction of the Eagle's Nest and Teaching Space. Help us reach our match by making a donation TODAY. Simply tap on the link or scan the QR code below to make your secure donation. It's that easy and quick. If you have questions, please reach out to:

2022 Summer Camp is open!
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 8:00am to Friday, August 26, 2022 - 3:15pm

Thank you for your interest in Unity in Learning Summer Camps! 

2022 Camp is open for registration. Most sessions are full, but we still have some available for one-day camps the week of July 4th. Come join us this summer for a exploration and fun!

Any questions? Please feel free to reach out to our camp leadership with any questions: 734-205-9531,
We can't wait for a wonderful summer and are excited for you to be a part of it! 


Life-Long Yoga classes with Yoga Rising
Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 6:30pm to Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 7:30pm

Join our friends at Yoga Rising! as they run a life-long yoga class here at Leslie Science & Nature Center. These classes are focused on adult ages, and both beginners and advanced yoga practioners are welcome!

Registration is required: 

Support the Playscape with taste!
Friday, July 1, 2022 - 6:45am to Friday, September 30, 2022 - 6:45am
Ages: 21+
$32 for 4-pack

Order The Fuzzy Antenna from our friends at Ann Arbor Distilling Co and $5 from every 4-pack you purchase will go towards the building of our Nature Playscape. With cherry and orange highlighting their fall gin, it's the perfect sweet sip on a hot day. You can even order your 4-pack online and drive up to pick up 

Order yours today!

Opportunity for our supporters 21 and older, please drink responsibly, and thank you for your support!

Critter House Open Hours
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 1:00pm to Sunday, August 28, 2022 - 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Suggested donation: $5/person, $20/family

JULY DATES: July 10 and 24, 1-4 PM

AUGUST DATES: August 14 and 28, 1-4PM

Visit the Critter House at LNSC to see animals native to Michigan. Learn about their adaptations and what we can do to make sure their habitats are healthy and plentiful. Educators will be present to answer your questions, and we will have a table of activities and items to explore that will vary from week to week.

Critter House Open Hours are free, with a suggested donation of $5/person or $20/family. As a non-profit we are sustained by your participation in our programs and your generous donations. Any gift of support is appreciated! Donations can be in person, or online, anytime.

Critter House Open Hours will take place the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, from 1-4 PM.

August Fireside Fun
Friday, August 26, 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Ages: All ages

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. We'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire, you provide the rest! Bring your family, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings if you want them. Outdoor fires are held rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

Because this event takes place entirely outdoors, mask are highly encouraged but not required, for participation in this event. 

Walk-Ups are welcome, pre-registration not required.

Monarch Migration Festival
Sunday, September 11, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: ALL ages welcome!

Join the Leslie Science & Nature Center as we celebrate the incredible migration journey of the Monarch butterfly! 

Every year, waves of these butterflies migrate over mountains, deserts, and plains in the United States to reach their wintering grounds in Mexico. By registering for this event, you are helping contribute to the conservation efforts put in place to protect these incredible butterflies locally and nationally. In fact, your registration fee goes directly to support the rearing and conservation efforts locally!  

For those who register, you will have the opportunity to be a part of the main event: releasing your very own monarch butterfly or sponsoring a butterfly for us to release in our pollinator garden! 

Registration is required. 

Buy your ticket here!


Save The Date: Animal Haunts!
Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: all ages
Tickets go on sale in September!

Save the date for our annual autumn celebration. 

This is a candy free, non-spooky event for families. Tickets will go on sale in September!


We're Building a Nature Playscape!

Find out how you can support this exciting project here.