A group of children attending a camp, standing outdoors in a row, with two of our educators

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Birthday Parties

Upon review of the MDHHS Epidemic Order beginning November 18th, the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center have determined it is in the best interest of our community not to schedule any in-person programs for the duration of the order. We will continue to offer virtual programs throughout this time.

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!  We are offering special outdoor in-person birthday experiences for you this year, or you can also consider our virtual distance learning opportunities or even consider booking one of our wildlife to zoom into your party virtually!

Reserve our outdoor tent and picnic tables at LSNC, to celebrate with up to 20 people total, and enjoy a half hour activity with one of our amazing educators.  Choose from a Live bird presentation, owl pellet dissection, Slime, or rockets; add-on an outdoor firepit rental as well!  Extra covid guidelines apply, including a required mask during the educator activity.  Parents need to stay with the children participating for the entirety of the rental.

Click here to request your party today!


  • $150 for LSNC and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum members 
  • $200 non-members


  • 1 hour rental of tent and tables
  • Half hour with educator
  • Choice of activity


  • Live Bird Presentation
  • Owl Pellet Dissection
  • Slime
  • Rockets

Optional Add-On