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Ages 4 to 7 can enjoy a bug storytelling program and hands-on art activity each week. There will also be snacks. Registration required. The themes are: June 20 - Caterpillars June 27 - Spiders July 11 - Roly Polys July 18 - Crickets July 25 - Ants Aug. 1...
Children ages 6-10 can enjoy a guided bird walk and discover our feathered friends amidst lush grounds at Ford House. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair. Event cost: $7/child Event time: 11 a.m.-noon May 4, 2024
Families can come out to the Belle Isle Nature Center to celebrate Statewide Astronomy Night stargazing, crafts, activities and more. The event is in partnership with Wayne State University Planetarium, Michigan Science Center and Outdoor Adventure Center. Dress for the weather. Event cost: Free; Recreation passport is required for entry Event...
Families can join Becky Green, Beekeeper and Certified Pollinator Champion at Eddy Discovery Center. She'll teach how to spot the difference and to identify the most common bees. Local honey will be available for sale. Pre-registration required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/family Event time: 2-3 p.m. April 28, 2024
See live animals from North, South and Central America and learn about their life cycles, adaptations for survival, habitats and more. Pre-registration is required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/family Event time: 2-3 p.m. April 14, 2024
Families can come out to Cullen Plaza, receive a free pair of viewing glasses and watch the eclipse come into view and reach 99% totality. Huron-Clinton Metroparks will be there with a large telescope to view it on and the Outdoor Adventure Center will offer a planet walk after...
Visit the Leslie Science & Nature Center to investigate the many animals that lay eggs, search for clues on the trails, create a craft, meet wildlife and more. Registration required.  Event cost: $7/person, free/23 months and younger Event time: 10 a.m.-noon March 30, 2024
Ages 5 and up can meet a live bunny, play bunny games and make bunny crafts at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $5/person Event time: 1-2 p.m. March 27, 2024
Families can learn how to identify maple trees at Independence Oaks and about the process of maple sugaring. For all ages. Pre-registration with payment required by calling 248-858-0916 weekdays or 248-625-6473 during nature center hours or register online. Event cost: $5/person Event time: 1-2 p.m. March 16, 2024
All ages can enjoy a casual hike through the woods with their moms and discover the wildflowers at Kensington Metropark. Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. May 11. Event cost: $3/child $5/adult, free/children under 2 Event time: 10-11 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. May 12, 2024
Enjoy hands on activities one Saturday a month. January's theme is Let it Snow! February's theme is Outstanding Owls. March’s theme is Take Flight! April’s theme is Fabulous Fossils. Event cost: $5/ages 13-plus, $3/ages 2-12, free/under 2; $50/annual family membership Event times: 1-2 p.m. Jan. 13, Feb. 17, March 16, April...
Come learn about Michigan ticks and how to avoid them, so that you can continue to enjoy the great outdoors. Advanced registration required. Event cost: $2/person, $5/famly Event time: 2-3 p.m. March 24, 2024