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Upcoming Events

Nature Tykes - Animal Senses
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:45am to Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 11:15am
Ages: 4-5 year olds
$22 per child ($20 per child for members)

Our Nature Tykes Preschool Program gives your 4-5 year old the opportunity to learn and grow independently in this 1.5 hour drop-off program. It is a great supplement to, or step towards, a full-day preschool program. Registration is by the month, and each session is designed to encourage your little one to ask questions, explore the outdoors, and develop important classroom skills as we hike in Black Pond Woods, meet live animals, make crafts, and run hands-on experiments. This month we will focus on the five senses as we discover how animals use their senses and explore our own sensory superpowers!

Please note, your child must be potty trained to attend this program. 

Sessions will take place on November 13th and 20th at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

Registration is required by November 8th.  Register for this program online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Have a 1-3 year old that is not quite old enough to join Nature Tykes? Take a look at our Nature Storytime program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Touch!
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 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 years old 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 discover animals with super touch and explore our own sense of touch! Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday 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 48197.

Pre-registration is recommended. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Parents' Night Out - Night at the Museum
Friday, November 15, 2019 - 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.
  • Time: 5:30 - 10:00 pm
  • Location: Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • Please check your reminder email for drop-off information
Registration is required by 12:00 pm on 11/12 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. 
Owl Prowl: Adults Only
Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: Adults
$9 per person ($8 per person for members)

Join us for an enchanting evening with owls. Night hikes, owl calling, and visits with live owls will fill the evening with wonder as we discover how ears, eyes, and feathers help owls survive the night. This program is for adults age 18+. A similar event for families is offered on November 23rd.

This event will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

Registration is required by Thursday, November 14th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Sight!
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 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 years old 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 discover animals with super sight and explore our own sense of sight! Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday 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. 

Owl Prowl: Families
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ages: Youth ages 5 - 12 years old, and their families
$9 per person, or $34 per family ($8 per member, or $30 per member family)

Join us for an enchanting evening with owls. Night hikes, owl calling, and visits with live owls will fill the evening with wonder as we discover how ears, eyes, and feathers help owls survive the night. This program is appropriate for youth ages 5 and older. A similar event for adults only is offered on November 16th.

This event will take place at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

Registration is required by Thursday, November 21st. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Nature Storytime - Super Senses: Hear!
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 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 years old 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 discover animals with super hearing and explore our own sense of hearing! Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday 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 Outdoors: Thankful for Nature
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$75 per child ($70 per child for members)
 
Explore all of the incredible ways the natural world provides us with food, shelter, energy, and more! Show your gratitude for nature by learning how to reduce waste, conserve pollinator habitats, and care for the amazing planet we call home during this one-day camp. Every LSNC camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, spend time outside, and meet some of LSNC’s resident animals up close.
 
• Time: 9:00 - 5:30 PM (drop off begins at 8:30 AM)
• Location: Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard St, Ann Arbor, MI 48108
• Please check for a reminder email 1 week prior for packing list and other important information
 
Registration is required by 12:00 PM on Friday November 22nd. Register for this camp online, or by calling 734-997-1553. 
Nature Tykes - Wintertime Woods
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 9:45am to Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 11:15am
Ages: 4-5 year olds
$33 per child ($30 per child for members)

Our Nature Tykes Preschool Program gives your 4-5 year old the opportunity to learn and grow independently in this 1.5 hour drop-off program. It is a great supplement to, or step towards, a full-day preschool program. Registration is by the month, and each session is designed to encourage your little one to ask questions, explore the outdoors, and develop important classroom skills as we hike in Black Pond Woods, meet live animals, make crafts, and run hands-on experiments. This month we will explore what goes on in the woods during winter.

Please note, your child must be potty trained to attend this program. 

Sessions will take place on December 4th, 11th, and 18th at Gallup Park, 3000 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105.

Registration is required by November 29th. Register for this program online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Have a 1-3 year old that is not quite old enough to join Nature Tykes? Take a look at our Nature Storytime program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Nature Storytime - Stories in the Snow: Brrr! It's Cold!
Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 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 years old 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 differences between warm and cold.* Nature Storytime takes place Wednesday mornings and every other Sunday for one hour. Each session includes indoor and outdoor activities – so make sure to dress for the weather!

*This theme may swap with 12/18 if there is snowfall.

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. 

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