333 N. Hill Circle

Rochester Hills, MI

48307



Classes

Classes at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve are crafted to educate and encourage the youth of today be champions of nature tomorrow. With many classes and programs to choose from you can find the perfect one for him or her. The wonders of nature are in our backyard and we're here to help them explore their curiosities and teach them the magnificence of the outdoors and everything is has to offer. 

Some activities included in our classes are:


Animal habitats and research

Experiments and Science

Fishing and stream dipping

Building shelters and survival knowledge

Crafting a bow and arrow

Lighting a campfire with flint and steel 


You can easily sign up for all of our classes and programs online. Find the class you'd like to sign up for and click register. Fill out the required info, make your payment, and your spot is secure to partake in the fantastic learning opportunities that Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve has to offer. Please note: If a box isn't visible for a certain class or event it may be full or registration is not currently open. Payments are required at the time of registration to secure your spot so please have your credit or debit card ready when registering for a class or event. 


Important: Advanced registration for all programs is recommended, walkins are available only if program is not at capacity- no gaurantee. Additionally, please complete payment within 10 mins of registration. If not, the system assumes the registration is abandoned and will remove you. 


If the class states "registration closed" it may be that the registration opening date for that class has yet to occur - or - class is full.  You can see if the class is full by looking at "spaces left".  If it says 0 spaces left, then the class is full, if there are spaces left, then the registration date has probably not happened yet.  Thanks!


Refund policy: full refund if class or field trip is canceled by DHNP. If registrant withdraws at least one week in advance of program start date a refund minus $5 processing fee will be given. No refunds will be made after the one week advance deadline.





Upcoming events

    • 10 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 20
    Register

    This monthly series combines a story and related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art &/or Math activities. 

    Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10-11am   - Bats

    $6 per child, $4 per member child

    • 15 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8
    Register

    Aug 15-18  BUG OUT  9am-noon

    Meet our resident movie stars. Search for creepy crawlies in water, soil, & sky. We’ll safely capture and identify the ones we find before releasing them. Play bug bingo. Craft a bug of your own.

    $105 per child for non-members  

    $85 per child for members 

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund. 


    • 15 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6
    Register

    Aug 15-18 BIGGER & BUGGIER  1-4pm

    Meet our resident movie stars up close. Use nets to sweep for insects in the understory and in the creek. Turn logs. We’ll safely capture and identify what we find, and turn them loose at the end of the day.  Build a bug habitat and watch some very hungry caterpillars grow.

    $105 per child for non-members  

    $85 per child for members 

    * Friendly reminder - Payment is due at the time of registration. Computer will remove you from the registration list if you do not complete payment within 15 minutes of registration.

    Cancellation Policy Reminder:  If you cancel at least 14 days prior, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel between 14 and 7 days prior you receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations less than 7 days prior will not receive a refund. 


    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 20
    Register

    This monthly series lets us discover a mystery plant or animal as we search the trails for clues.  We'll think about the color, shape, feel, and parts of different plants or animals to figure out what it could be! 

    Wednesday, August 17, 2022 1-2pm 

    $6 per child, $4 per member child

    • 18 Aug 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 28
    Register

    Learn about species while enjoying a campfire and S'mores supplies will be provided. 

    Thursday, August 18,  2022  7-9pm   Indiana Bats

    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 18
    Register

    Each month at this program, we'll read a story, eat a snack, and make a craft that matches the theme. 

    Friday, August 19, 2022 10-11am  

    $6 per child, $4 per member child

    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 20
    Register

    Learn about moths while we set up a moth sheet trap. We’ll identify some common moths and other night time insects in the area.

    $6 per person - general public

    $4 per person - members

    Everyone attending must register. Just remember to answer the question "additional guests" with how many people you are bringing but do not included yourself, the computer always knows one person is attending, it just needs to know how many others are coming. Thank you!


    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 20
    Register

    Each session will include a different type of plant or animal that our staff will help guide you to create in the media of your choice. Reference used may be a combination of photographs, live animals, or taxidermy specimens. Several types of art materials will be provided, or feel free to bring your own favorites. 

    $8 per person - per session, for general public

    $6 per person - per session, for members

    August 21 - Ducks

    • 24 Aug 2022
    • 1:00 PM
    • 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 20
    Register

    Music & Nature combine in this monthly summer series brought to you by Music Shapes.

    $6 per child - general public

    $4 per child - members



    • 25 Aug 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    Register

    Read the suggested book of the month, then join us for a lively discussion about the book, light refreshments, and get up close with some of the nature elements found within the pages.

    Teens and Adults    Donation Suggested.

    August 25, 2022 - Dark Banquet by Bill Schutt





Call 
Office: (248) 656-0999

Address:
333 North Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

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