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Hike the nature trails to see what kind of critters appear after the sun sets.
All 13 Huron-Clinton Metroparks offer free admission on Thanksgiving Day. Bring the family to enjoy the trails and amenities. Times vary.
Take a self-guided scavenger hunt through the trails to look for clues and reasons why it's good to be thankful this season. Drop off your completed scavenger hunt and earn a prize. All ages welcome. Registration required. Event cost: $3 Event times: 1-3 p.m.
Gather 'round the campfire to learn a bit about turkeys and test your outdoor skills on an adventure course, which is full of games, challenges and prizes along the course. Registration required.
This exhibit chronicles "a golden age of innovation" in 60 displays, short films, science shows, workshops and more. Museum hours are as follows: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Giant, toothless bony fish dominated the seas for over 100 million years, and like modern baleen whales, these ancient fishes subsisted on plankton, and other tiny creatures, called suspension feeding. Once thought to have been a short-lived evolutionary failure, new research suggests that these giant suspension-feeding fish existed for a...
Kids will learn about how the world works through play and imagination at this outdoor event. Ages 3-6. Registration required.
Enjoy a non-scary, educational and entertaining fall event. Show up in costume and join the staff of the Leslie Science and Nature Center following clues to help solve the Black Walnut Mystery. Pre-registration will be required. This is a candy-free event, but there will a special take-home gift for every...
Meet featured creatures Tulip and Maybelline, the red kangaroos; plus the alligators, porcupines and other critters.
Pint-sized city dwellers can explore "up north, downtown" free of charge.
This annual bash features spooky nature fun, including the Monster Bash Band, Singing Pumpkins, campfire entertainment and more. Registration required. Event cost: $9/person (ages 3-plus) Event times: 5:45 p.m.-9:15 p.m. Oct. 21-23, 2022