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Upcoming Events

Fireside Fun- A Good Old-Fashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, April 21, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, roasting marshmallows and swapping stories. One Sunday a month, we'll be stoking the fires here at LSNC. March-November, we'll provide a blazing outdoor campfire and plenty of marshmallows. Bring your family, friends, camp chairs, outdoor games, and s'mores fixings. December-February, we'll have an indoor fire with hot cocoa and tea. Bring a blanket to sit on, board games to play (we'll have some too), and sledding gear if there is snow. Outdoor fires are held rain or shine (except for thunder and lightening), so come dressed for the weather.

Nature Storytime - Garden Playtime
Wednesday, April 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 head to the garden as we learn how veggies grow.

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!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Parents' Night Out: Stories of the Sky
Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-5th grades
$30 per child for non-members ($25 per child for members)
It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Celebrate the coming Vernal (Spring) Equinox and turn your eyes skyward to study constellations and planets with the University Lowbrow Astronomers. Learn about the science behind telescopes and dream up your own star-related myths and legends.
 
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. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!
 
Registration is required by 12PM on April 24th in order to receive a Panera box dinner as we must place our order 3 days in advance. 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. 
Ann Arbor Area Earth Day Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All Ages
Free

The Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival is an annual celebration coordinated by the Ann Arbor Earth Day Festival Planning Committee, a coalition of local environmental nonprofits and agencies, and held at Leslie Science & Nature Center. This free, family-friendly event features displays from 40 local environmental, nonprofit, and governmental organizations; live animal demonstrations; hands-on activities; live entertainment; green building & commuting technologies; energy topics; water awareness; sustainable agriculture; and more.

Learn more here: www.a2earthday.org

Nature Storytime - Terrific Trees
Wednesday, May 1, 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 head to the woods to learn all about trees!

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!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Nature Storytime - Wondrous Wildflowers
Sunday, May 5, 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 what is in bloom.

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!

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

CANCELLED - Day Off Outdoors: Cold Blooded Critter Carnival
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in grades K-5
$70 per child ($65 per child for LSNC Enhanced Members)

Reptiles and amphibians have some incredible tricks to survive in this wild world. Join us for this one-day herpetology camp to explore how cold-blooded creatures move, hide from predators, and find their food. Every LSNC camp includes opportunities to play silly games, make art, spend time outside, and meet some of LSNC’s resident animals up close. 

This program has been cancelled due to an Ann Arbor Public Schools calendar change. 

Nature Storytime - Wondrous Wildflowers
Wednesday, May 8, 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 what is in bloom.

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!

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

Have a 4-5 year old that is ready to try a drop-off program? Take a look at our Nature Tykes Preschool Program that also runs on Wednesday mornings.

Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite creatures from the natural world. Join us for a meet and greet with critters from 10-4:00 pm on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4:00 pm on Sunday.  This month we will explore lizards!

Critters Up Close at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free with Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum admission

Every month, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum visitors get up close and personal with some of our favorite creatures from the natural world. Join us for a meet and greet with critters from 10-4:00 pm on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4:00 pm on Sunday.  This month we will explore lizards!

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