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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!
  • Equipped with three long tables and 50 folding chairs
  • Full kitchen, outlets, and projection screen (no projector available).
  • 50 people seated theater-style or 75 people standing

The Leslie House

  • 662 square feet
  • Historic home to Dr. and Mrs. Leslie, and is welcoming and comfortable.
  • Equipped with two long tables and 25 folding chairs
  • Kitchenette includes refrigerator, freezer, and microwave; projection screen (no projector), and bathroom
  • Capacity: 25 people seated, or 30 people standing

Fire Pit

Rates and Fees

  DTE Energy House Leslie House Fire Pit
Monday-Friday $55/hour  $45/hour  $25/hour
Saturday-Sunday $60/hour  $50/hour 


LSNC Members and Nonprofit Organizations can rent facilities at a $15/hour discount, and fire pits at $5/hour discount.  Learn more about our membership options
Additional Fees:
  • Beer and Wine Fee: $25 per hour
  • Critter House Visit: $50 per 30 minutes
  • Animal Presentations: $180 for an hour long presentation
  • A security deposit is required with reservation.  The deposit amount will be determined after application is submitted.  The deposit will only be charged if the post-rental inspection is unsatisfactory. 


To reserve a facility or fire pit, please complete the following steps: 

Step 1: Review Terms & Conditions

Step 2: Complete & Submit the Rental Application

After your application is submitted, the following will happen:

  • LSNC Staff will contact the applicant to set up an onsite meeting to discuss the details of the rental and our facility use guidelines.
  • If approved, a date and time will be set and final quote provided.
  • The rental will be fully reserved once full payment and security deposit are submitted by check or Visa/MasterCard.
  • A Certificate of insurance must be provided to the LSNC Main Office no later than one week prior to the date of the rental.