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Facility Rental

Our one-of-kind facilities make for a standout event

Leslie Science & Nature Center provides a refreshingly unique setting for your business meeting, party, or special event. Both the DTE Energy Nature House and the Leslie House have kitchen facilities, restrooms, and carpeted floors, and are surrounded by fields, prairies, and woods. Your guests will also have access to our 50 acres of natural beauty which provide many wonderful spots for conversation and inspiration. If you haven't been here before, we invite you to schedule a visit and explore the facilities and grounds. Please note: Rentals do not include extension cords, sound systems, or other equipment not listed below.

The DTE Energy Nature House:

  • 754 square feet 
  • Eco-friendly building with beautiful windows, an open interior, ceilng fan, and restrooms. Learn more about the DTE Energy Nature House!
  • Amentities:
    • Three long tables and 50 folding chairs
    • Full kitchen, outlets, and projection screen (no projector available). 
  • Capacity: 50 people seated or 75 people standing
  • Rates:
    • Weekends: $60/hour, or $45/hour for members and nonprofits.
    • Weekday: $55/hour or $40/hour for members and nonprofits

The Leslie House:

  • 662 square feet
  • Historic home to Dr. and Mrs. Leslie, and is welcoming and comfortable.
  • Amenities:
    • Two long tables, 25 folding chairs
    • Kitchenette includes refrigerator, freezer, and microwave; projection screen (no projector), and bathroom
  • Capacity: 30 people
  • Rates:
    • Weekends: $50/hour, or $35/hour for members and nonprofits.
    • Weekday: $45/hour or $30/hour for members and nonprofits

LSNC Fire Pit Rental:

  • Our firepits are available for your special outdoor events!
  • Benches, firewood, and water to douse fire are supplied.
  • Rates:
    • Weekends: $30/hour, or $25/hour for members and nonprofits
    • Weekdays: $25/hour, or $20/hour for members and nonprofits
    • Restrooms: $10/hour to have a restroom opened
    • Book both of our two firepits for an additional $5 hourly charge!

Ask about adding a Critter House tour or raptor presentation to your rental!

How to reserve space for your event:

Please read, complete, and submit the rental agreement or call 734-997-1553 for more information.

Please inquire if you wish to serve beer or wine at your event. We regret that we are unable to accommodate weddings at this time.