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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 required, walk ups day of are not accepted. Additionally, please complete payment within 10 mins of registration. If not, the system assumes the registration is abandoned and will remove you. 


 

 2020 Summer Camp & Class List

 

Upcoming events

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Mystic Pond – In honor of an ancient tradition we will make our very own candle lanterns to float upon the vernal pond. What a beautiful sight! 

    April 17th 7:30-8:30pm

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 19 Apr 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    This upcoming Wednesday is Earth Day and there are going to be celebrations and events all across the state to ring in the holiday with environmentalist activities for the whole family… but we believe in Earth Week. Join us at this special open house where we will be putting together crafts out of recycled goods indoors, meeting some of our planets exotic inhabitants, and taking plenty of trips out onto the trails to see the majesty that is mature nature!

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN! Open houses are for the whole family! The nature center will be open for four hours. You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours. You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities... including FREE KAYAKING! A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all! You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. 


    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Wind Blows Me Away  -  Where does wind come from and where is it going?  We'll make our own windsocks to catch some wind! 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 21 Apr 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    Drama Club      Ages 8-13

    Have a great time as we rehearse a fun skit that we will perform at the annual Rochester Heritage Days. We will all work together on coming up with our costumes and everyone will have a chance to perform. Great experience for first-timers but also a chance for more experienced drama actors to help the younger kids. Fun, Fun, Fun! 

    Class meets:  Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 P.M     April 21, 28, May 5, May 12, with mandatory performances during the Rochester Heritage Days Festival on Saturday, May 16th from 1-3pm at the Rochester Municipal Park.

    Fee:  $50 nonmembers, $40 members 

    You MUST be able to perform at the Heritage Festival to register for this class. 


    • 22 Apr 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 1
    Register

    Join us for a celebratory day where we will be putting together hiking sticks, recycled crafts, and meeting some interesting animals before heading out into the woods with a naturalist for a very special hike. All participants will receive a special Earth Day pin!  

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    April 22nd    4:30-6:00


    • 24 Apr 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6
    Register

    Join us for our popular puppet parade. Each class will feature a short puppet tale introducing a topic, a hands-on craft and a game to assist with the puppet's needs and an outdoor walk guided by, you guessed it, puppets! These wacky adventures and hi-jinks are sure to be a monthly staple for your family. 

    The Story of The Clumsy Pirate - It's hard to be a pirate and our puppet-pals know this first hand. Shake your heads alongside them as they attempt to find a hidden treasure in the building and the trails!

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (ADULTS ARE FREE but adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 20
    Register
    You’ve heard that Mayflowers bring pilgrims, but they also bring wildflower enthusiasts to our trails to explore the sights and sounds of spring! We are right there on the trails enjoying the beauty along with you. From the extremely fragile trillium to the robust woodland poppy all the way to miniature spring beauties, our trails have more wildflowers than one might realize at a glance. Join a park naturalist as we take to the trails to explore and appreciate spring with a wildflower walk, and even plant your own wildflowers to take home.

    All ages welcome!  YOU MUST FILL IN THE ADDITIONAL GUEST BOX when prompted in order to have the invoice and registration count correctly update.  Thank you. 

    $5 PER PERSON NON MEMBERS

    $3 PER PERSON MEMBERS

    WITH FAMILY MAXIMUMS OF $20/$12



    • 27 Apr 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    April Showers  -  Let's find out why it rains and what good rain is by making our own garden! 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 02 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 16
    Register

    If you thought Lord of the Rings was an epic adventure, just wait until you hear the tale of the monarch butterfly! These delicate napkins n the wind need to find the most suitable air currents to take themselves on a 3000 mile journey from Canada all the way down to Mexico and the stops along the way will leave you speechless! Join us as we look at the lifecycles, migratory patterns, and learn to tell the differences between males and females with this celebratory class about one of our favorite pollinators. We will even be providing participants with native milkweeed seeds to plant at home!   

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    May 2nd 1-2:30pm


    • 04 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 3
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Space Camp  -  This seems like a fitting holiday to spend some time talking about planets! We will even make our own little worlds to take home!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 08 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    Join us for our popular puppet parade. Each class will feature a short puppet tale introducing a topic, a hands-on craft and a game to assist with the puppet's needs and an outdoor walk guided by, you guessed it, puppets! These wacky adventures and hi-jinks are sure to be a monthly staple for your family. 

    The Story of The Golden Flower - With all the buds outside waking up, it's time to take a peek at flowers on our own! We will be having a special floral day so long as our puppets don't eat all our petals!

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (ADULTS ARE FREE but adults must attend and stay with child, but do not need to register for themselves)

    Adults are FREE, but...when registering online, the adult who signs in is automatically considered a paying guest.  So, if you are bringing one child with you, only register yourself (the adult) and the system will charge you correctly for $5/$3.  If you have more than one child, place the 3rd, 4th, 5th child as guests.

    ages 2-6 with parent


    • 11 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 4
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Let's Start a Band  -  With the birds beginning to chirp to welcome back the warm weather we too should start to jam. We'll even make our own instruments to take home! 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 18 May 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    The Four Foot Flower  -  Flowers are so beautiful! Let's put together flower crafts, toss a bouquet and take a very special walk. 

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 24 May 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    You may have been looking up toward the skies in awe at the sheer amount (and diversity) of our favorite feathered friends that appear to be perched on every branch in view. That is because May is the peak of migratory bird season throughout our state and we love peeking up in the trees as much as the next person. Join us as we talk about the birds we are likely to see (including Baltimore orioles and Flycatchers) and strategies you can employ at home to attract these visitors to your own feeders! Inside we will be putting together a special bird treat to take home! We will even be taking periodic trips on the trails with binoculars to try our luck with birding! There will even be free kayaking provided on this day!

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN! Open houses are for the whole family! The nature center will be open for four hours. You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours. You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities... including FREE KAYAKING! A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all! You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. 


    • 29 May 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Dinosaurs in the Dark – It wouldn't be Dinosaur Hill without a program about dinosaurs! Join us as we look at fossils around the campfire before opening our dinosaur dig for an evening search!

    May 29th 7:30-8:30pm

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 01 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Welcome Campfire  -  Get ready for the summer season as we gather around the fire to roast marshmallows, sing songs and get in the spirit of the summer season.  

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 07 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    The surface of the placid lake can often mislead visitors to our park about the chaos and diversity that parties just beneath the surface, and we can prove it. Join us for one of our most special events as we take dipping nets out to the lake in order to pull forth bullfrogs, crayfish, aquatic insects, tadpoles and guppies to observe their behaviors and adaptations before releasing them back into the lake. Inside we will have a frog puppet craft set up for our younger explorers to bring something home! There will even be free kayaking provided on this day!

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN! Open houses are for the whole family! The nature center will be open for four hours. You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours. You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities... including FREE KAYAKING! A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all! You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. 


    • 08 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Dinosaurs in the Sun -  We will put together our own dinosaur masks to parade on the trails while practicing our roars and stomps!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    This program is the bee's knees! We'll discover the incredible world of honey bees as we peck into Dinosaur Hill's own hive, try on a real bee-keeping gear and see how honey is extracted from hives. We'll find out about different types of honey and get some tasty treats too! We will even learn about bee hierarchy by assigning rolls to class participants after all the best way to learn about something is to fly a mile in with it's wings.  

    Non-Members:  $5 per person including adults with a family maximum of $20

    Members:  $3 per person including adults with a family maximum of $12

    June 13th 1-2:30pm


    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Summer Vacation -  With summer right on the horizon let's spend some time prematurely celebrating with lawn games, fresh fruit and fun!

    Non-Members: $15 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $12 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

    $50 Non-Members; $45 members and $10 for additional sib

    Register for the four classes you want, but before paying online, email or call us so we can adjust the fee for you!




    • 16 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    Just Camp - Ages 3-5

    All the big kids are going to summer camp and we don't want the little guys to miss out on the action.  

    This is a short camp designed to be friendly, fun and welcoming for your youngest campers.  Parents and caregivers are welcome, but not required to attend.  

    We'll do crafts, play games, make snacks, play outside, catch bugs, have a campfire - the very best of camp in a shortened day format approachable for the 3-5 age set.  

    Tuesday through Friday June 16-19   10am-12 noon

    $100 per child for non-members  

    $80 per child for members 

    * 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.



    • 19 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Dinosaurs in the Dark (Carnivores) – This special evening, we will take a look at some fearsome carnivore fossils before spending some time digging for bones in our dinosaur dig! S'mores will be provided.

    June 19th    8:30-9:30pm

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 20 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 27
    Register

    The Black Widow  We're just as squeamish around arachnids as anyone here at Dinosaur Hill, but that doesn't mean our resident tarantula won't be in attendance to be handled and touched. This vening we will be meeting at the nature center to learn a little bit about native spiders while hanging out with our tarantula before heading out into the woods to go on an evening spider hunt (and of course we will patrol for bats and owls while out there!) It wouldn't be a Dinosaur Hill program without a couple of surprises!  

    June 20th   8:30-10:00pm

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 22 Jun 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Summer is a Blast! -  We did it, it's officially summer! Let's waste no time and head outside to play some water games with our toes, put together hiking sticks and see all the animals of the woods! 

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 23 Jun 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6
    Register

    Baking Camp - Entering Grades K-5

    This isn't just the camp that you want, it's the camp you knead.  Mix it up this summer and be whisked away as we stir up a little cookery. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on your hands and churn up the fun as we make our own bread, stretch out some pizza dough, and slather frosting on some delicious desserts. This camp is sure to measure up to your expectations and cake on the excitement.  

    Tuesday through Friday  June 23-26  9am-Noon

    $105 non members 

    $85 members 

    * 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.


    • 26 Jun 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Magic and Marshmallows – Join us for a special campfire where we will perform a little magic show, teach you how to do a magic trick of your own, and amaze you with our balloon animal prowess!  S'mores will be provided.

    June 26th    8:30-9:30pm

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number. 


    • 28 Jun 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    The Bounty of Summer -- Summer is one of the most active times to be surrounded by nature. There’s the feeling of life all around you as you venture through the woods this time of year with bright flowers and green foliage with the blue sky the backdrop for birds singing, frogs croaking and animals slowly sneaking through the woods. Join us as we spend a little bit of time talking about the transference of energy from the sun to the plants, to the animal kingdom and help us put together a large energy web in the nature center! For the younger naturalists we will be putting together frog puppets to take home!

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN! Open houses are for the whole family! The nature center will be open for four hours. You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours. You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities.  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all! You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. 


    • 06 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Fishing in the Air -  What sort of animals could we catch fishing in the air? Let's build our own special poles and play with balloons while enjoying a light snack!

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 07 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Cooking Camp - Entering grades K-5

    Transform your ordinary child into a culinary mastermind with this unique camp.  Our specials for the day include kooky flavor warping experiments that will deceive and astonish the taste buds; putting fun twists on classic recipes to give them a fresh kick; and producing pint-sized chefs that will leave camp with the ability to craft their own after-school snacks. Join the ranks of Dinosaur Hill chefs and learn to fold a burrito, roll sushi, spin a pizza, flip a pancake, stir fudge and cook like a professional.  

    Tuesday through Friday July 7-10      9am-Noon

    $105 non members 

    $85 members 

    * 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.



    • 13 Jul 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
    Register

    Four Feet Down the Trail Ages 2-4

    This popular program is designed to be a special time for preschoolers ages 2-4 and their parent, grandparent or caregiver.  For this reason, please no siblings under the age of two or older than four with the exception of babies that will be content in a carrier for the duration (no charge for baby). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Four Foot Planting a Rainbow -  Fruits and vegetables can grow in every shade of the rainbow! Let's learn a little about how plants grow and put together our own rainbow craft to take home! We will even plan with our food! 

    Please note:  New class length and New lower class pricing!  Register and pay automatically, no need to wait for invoice adjustments. 

    Non-Members: $13 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $11 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        


    • 14 Jul 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • 17 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
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    Dinosaur Disasters - Entering grades K-3

    The dinosaurs can't seem to catch a break! This catastrophic camp will jump into the unfortunate footprints of the awesome dinosaurs and experience life from their perspective.  Create and ignite your very own volcano, meteor and comet! Bury and excavate a full sized juvenile Maiasaura. Fill your tummies with dinosaur treats. Play Tyrannosaurs and Triceratops out in the woods.  Do you have what it takes to live like a dinosaur or will you wind up extinct?  

    Tuesday through Friday July 14-17  9am-noon

    $105 non members 

    $85 members 

    * 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.



    • 18 Jul 2020
    • 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
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    The Dinosaur Hill Star Show  There's nothing better for stargazing than a hike without the moon's flow. With the moon starting to shy away for the cycle we feel it best to head outdoors and see if we can't locate a couple of our favorite summer constellations.  We will even have our planetarium set up inside to watch a quick movie about the edge of the solar system (with popcorn bags of course). And if things couldn't get any better, the Oakland Astronomy Club will be in attendance to show off telescopes along with a few other surprises!   

    June 20th   8:30-10:00pm

    Non-Members: $5 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $15

    Members:  $3 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12

    You must enter the number of additional guests when asked for the invoice to calculate correctly. Do not include yourself in that number.