Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Registration is open for all STEM and Environmental Camp Sessions at Rudolf Steiner High School! Register soon, camp slots fill fast! Learn More.

MSU ScienceFest at Yankee Air Museum

Explore the “invisible” science that lies below the surface of a lake, behind the fuselage of a plane, or under the feathers of a bird’s wing. At Yankee Air Museum in Belleville, MI. Learn More.

Winter Break Camps at Cobblestone Farm

Join us for winter fun at beautiful Cobblestone Farm. We'll learn about winter adaptations, explore our natural world, play in the snow, and warm up with hot chocolate! Pre-registration is required and spots fill fast so sign up soon. Learn More.

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Since June we’ve faced a challenge, and now we need you! Join us, in creating moments of discovery this next year. Learn More.

Book your spring field trip, outreach, birthday, or scout program today!

Due to ongoing site maintenance, some programs are temporarily unavailable at our site, but there are still lots of ways to join us for a fun and memorable outdoor adventure this fall at your home, school, or at several nearby City of Ann Arbor park. Please email info@lesliesnc.org or call 734-997-1553 to get more information and book your program today. Learn More.

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Girl Scout Program - Night Owl
Saturday, February 29, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ages: Girl Scout Juniors and Cadettes
$10 per child
 
What is the world like at night? Come to Gallup Park as we investigate what thrives in this natural space at night. Scouts will get the chance to meet a nocturnal animal up close, practice hiking at night, and understand how plants and animals have adapted to a nocturnal lifestyle.
 
This event will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, Mi 48105. 
 
Registration is now closed.

Nature Storytime - Wiggly Worms
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 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 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 meet our wiggle worm friends and we learn about compost. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!
 
This event will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
 
Pre-registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Day Off at the Museum - Marvelous Magnets
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$75 per camper ($70 for LSNC Enhanced Members and Hands-On Museum Family Plus Premium Members)
 
What are magnets and how do they work? We'll with magnets and magnetism and learn about the forces behind them. Then we'll use these incredible tools to experiment create exciting devices. Every Day Off at the Museum camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, and have hands-on experiences with science.
 
This camp will take place at  Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 East Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
 
Registration is required. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Storytime - Who Lives on the Forest Floor?
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 - 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 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 forest as we search for animals, plants, and fungi that help the woods recycle. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!
 
This event will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 
 
Pre-registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Girl Scout Program - Hiker
Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: Girl Scout Brownies
$10 per child
 
Let's go on a hike! Scouts will take a hike with a certified interpretive guide to learn the successful ways of exploring wooded areas. We'll review the Ten Essentials, learn how to ID and respect native plants and animals, and make sure we pack what we need to discover the outdoors, all while respecting "Leave no Trace" ethics.
 
This program will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor 48105. 
 
Registration is required by Thursday, March 12th. Register for this program online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Parents' Night Out: Night at the Museum
Friday, March 20, 2020 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$35 per child ($30 per child for members)
 
It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Every Night at the Museum we'll do exciting activities that will explore different science concepts plus we'll spend plenty of time exploring the museum! 
 
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. 
 
This event will take place at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, 220 E. Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
 
Registration is required by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, March 17th in order to receive a Panera box dinner. 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 - Windy Weather
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 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 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 investigate the weather outside and compare it to other seasons. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday and select Sunday mornings for one hour. Each session will be outdoors – so make sure to dress for the weather!
 
This event will take place at Furstenberg Nature Area, 2626 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
 
Pre-registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Cub Scout Program - Critter Care
Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: Cub Scouts working toward the Bear rank
$10 per child
 
Meet LSNC's Wildlife team to learn more about the care that goes into keeping our animal residents safe and healthy. Through this unique behind-the scenes program, scouts will meet live animals up close, and use resources to create visuals highlighting the proper care requirements for various animals on the LSNC team.
 
Then, scouts get the opportunity to share how the wildlife they met impact all the animals on our planet, including us!
 
This program will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
 
Registration is required by Thursday, March 26th. Register for this program online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Spring Break Camp: Bees, Buds, and Berries
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 8:30am to Friday, April 3, 2020 - 3:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$270 per child ($260 per child for LSNC Enhanced Members and Hands-On Museum Family Plus Premium Members)
 
Spring is coming and with it the beautiful world of flowers and pollinators. Come spend a week at Buhr Park exploring how plants, insects, and other pollinators interact to create vibrant colors, delicious fruit, and so much more. We'll take walks through wet meadows, explore the food forest, and get our hands messy as we dig in to uncover what plants need to grow and survive. 
 
There is an optional aftercare session (Camp Cool Down) offered from 3:30 - 5:30 pm. 
 
This camp will take place at Buhr Park, 2751 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
 
Registration is required. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Storytime - Eggstravagent Eggs
Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 2-5 years old with a caregiver
$5 per child ($4 per child for members), adults and siblings are 2 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 eggs and all the animals who lay them. Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday and select Sunday mornings for one hour. Each session will be outdoors – so make sure to dress for the weather!
 
This event will take place at Furstenberg Nature Area, 2626 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.
 
Pre-registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

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