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Join us for an educational and entertaining program by Joby Cuellar and his live animals from around the world. Learn about the lifestyles, habitats and traits that make these animals unique as you view them up close and personal. Please register in advance at 734-475-3170.
Bring the family and challenge yourselves to an afternoon adventure in the forest. Winter is a great time of year for learning how to use a compass to find your way in the woods. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. Compasses will be provided, but you can bring...
In this hands-on program, naturalist and educator, Dave Szczygiel, will bring his large collection of Michigan animal skins and skulls, as well as other animal specimens. Learn how various creatures use their specialized body parts for survival and how you can recognize animal signs in the wild. Following the...
Ever wonder what goes bump in the night in Michigan backyards? For this intriguing program, the Howell Nature Center will bring several live animals to show the adaptations and behaviors of our nocturnal neighbors. Please register in advance at 734-475-3170.
The sky’s the limit when you have a telescope to view our Milky Way galaxy and its millions of stars. Be a modern-day Galileo as you make your own working telescope with astronomy buff Meg Gower. Space is limited to 20, so advance registration is required at 734-475-3170.
Join us for a fun and entertaining afternoon with Rebecca Barrett and her delightful live animals. Everyone will have the opportunity for a special hands-on experience with each of these creatures while learning about their lifestyles and characteristics. Because of the hands-on nature of this program, seating is limited,...
Are you concerned or curious about coyotes in our area? Come to this informative presentation by Holly Vaughn from the Michigan DNR to learn all about these resourceful animals and how to co-exist with them. Find out about their behavior and activities as well as how to discourage them from...
Brendan Finerty of Jackson’s Wild World Zoo will be presenting this entertaining, hands-on program. You will get a close-up look at a wide variety of live animals from around the globe – from the hottest desert to the deepest jungles to the highest mountains. Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.
Discover what you can learn about ancient Michigan from looking at a rock.  Geologist Larry Bean will show you how to "read" the story told by rocks and help you to identify specimens at a local quarry. We will meet at the Discovery Center before driving to the quarry...
Nature Discovery will bring a variety of live snakes and turtles that can be found in our state. Observe these intriguing creatures up close as you learn about their diverse life styles and how they survive in Michigan. Following the program, you will have the opportunity to handle some...
Find out what Mother Nature has to offer as we join Rachel Misfud from Will Forage for Food to look for edible, medicinal and otherwise useful plants and mushrooms on the Discovery Center trails. The walk will be leisurely, but participants need to be able to handle uneven, shrubby...
Come and meet the many fascinating and little-known creatures that live in our spring ponds – from delicate fairy shrimp to ferocious diving beetles. No boots required, as we will be viewing these in our special “pour-a-ponds” outside on the deck. Advance registration requested at 734-475-3170.