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Upcoming Events

Parents' Night Out - Animal Engineers
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-6th grades
$30 per child ($25 per child for LSNC Enhanced Members)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Study the incredible adaptations that help animals hunt, run, jump, and swim, and then apply those ideas to your own inventions and creations. Sketch your ideas in your design notebook and then bring your inventions to life! Parents’ Night Out includes a Panera sandwich box with PB&J or Turkey sandwich as well as a late-night popcorn snack. Families are welcome to send their child with a brown-bag dinner. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather! This Parents' Night Out program coincides with our "Owl Do I Love Thee" adults-only program to provide you with a convenient child care option.

Registration is required by 12PM on Wednesday, 2/7 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.

Owl Do I Love Thee - Saturday Night
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 18 and older
$30 per couple ($25 per couple for all LSNC members)

Treat your special someone to an evening of romance and fun with our resident owls. Get up close and personal with these magnificent night hunters as you learn about their mating habits and rituals. Then, snuggle up on an outdoor, candle-lit poetry walk. Warm up inside with board games and art projects-or bring your own game to play-while you enjoy tasty desserts and beverages. Nothing says “I love you” like a night out in nature! Please come dressed for the weather. This event is also being offered on Wednesday, February 14th,  for those interested in attending on Valentine's Day. On Saturday, February 10, "Owl Do I Love Thee" coincides with our kids-only Parents' Night Out program to provide you with a convenient child care option. Pre-registration is required for both.

Registration is required by Monday, February 5th. Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553. 

Nature Storytime - The Lorax
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ages: 1-5 years old with an adult
$5 per child ($4 per member), adults and children under 1 year 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 read the Lorax by Dr. Seuss and create some Lorax-inspired art. 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
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 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 critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are worms and friends, and they are ready for their close up!

Owl Do I Love Thee - Valentine's Day
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 18 and older
$30 per couple ($25 per couple for all LSNC Members)

Treat your special someone to an evening of romance and fun with our resident owls. Get up close and personal with these magnificent night hunters as you learn about their mating habits and rituals. Then, snuggle up on an outdoor, candle-lit poetry walk. Warm up inside with board games and art projects-or bring your own game to play-while you enjoy tasty desserts and beverages. Nothing says “I love you” like a night out in nature! Please come dressed for the weather. This event is also being offered on Saturday, February 10 for those interested in a weekend date.

Registration is required by Friday, February 9th. Register for this online, or call 734-997-1553.

Fireside Fun - A Good Oldfashioned Campfire Circle
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ages: All ages
Free

There's nothing quite as relaxing as sitting around a campfire, sipping hot drinks, and swapping stories. We'll kick off the 2018 Fireside Fun season with an indoor fire in LSNC's DTE Energy House. Bring your family, friends, reuseable mugs, board games, and blankets. We'll provide a blazing indoor campfire and plenty hot cocoa mix and tea. This event is rain or shine. Feel free to bring slippers to wear inside!

Critters Up Close
Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 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 critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are frogs and toads, and they are ready for their close up!

Critters Up Close
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 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 critters from the natural world!  Join us for hands-on activities and a meet and greet with critters from 10-4 on Saturday (with a mid-day “Animal Naptime”) and 1-4 on Sunday. This month the featured critters are frogs and toads, and they are ready for their close up!

Vermiculture: The Art of Keeping Worms
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Ages: 18 years and older
$10 per person ($8 per person for all LSNC Members)

Dive into LSNC's worm bins to explore how these incredible animals take organic waste and turn it into rich soil. Learn about elements to keeping a healthy worm bin, take a hike, and view some of nature's other animal recyclers that call LSNC home. Participants will get information to start their own worm bin or mushroom log.

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

Parents' Night Out - Critters that Squirm in the Night
Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Ages: Youth currently enrolled in K-6th grades
$30 per child ($25 per child for LSNC Enhanced Members)

It's a night out for grown-ups while the kids enjoy an exciting evening at LSNC. Get down and dirty with the tiny world of insects, worms, and spiders as you play games, complete challenges, and more. Then, visit live critters to see the insect life cycle and food chain in action! Parents’ Night Out includes a Panera sandwich box with PB&J or Turkey sandwich as well as a late-night popcorn snack. Families are welcome to send their child with a brown-bag dinner. Activities will be outside as much as possible, so please come dressed for the weather!

Registration is required by 12PM on Wedensday, 3/14 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.

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