Classes & Events                        

Advanced registration is required for all programs.

You may sign up for all of our classes and programs online - just click on the gray box that says "Register" if you don't see a box in a particular class it may be full or registration might not be open yet. Payment is required at the time of registration.

Credit Cards are accepted online, but not in person here at the office.

Four Feet Down the Trail discounts - If you register for four or more of the Four Feet Down the Trail series, proceed with registration all the way to the end, just do not enter your credit card number yet. Give us an email or a call, and we will adjust the invoices for you, then you can finalize your payment.

Please click on the Event or Program to see more detail!  

Four Feet Down the Trail discounts - If you register for four or more of the Four Feet Down the Trail series, proceed with registration all the way to the end, just do not enter your credit card number yet. Give us an email or a call, and we will adjust the invoices for you, then you can finalize your payment.

Upcoming events

    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    The Story of Turkey! November 18th

    Join us select Sunday's this fall 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. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (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


    • 19 Nov 2018
    • 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).       

    The Four Foot Thanksgiving Party –  It's a Friendsgiving for our classmates! We will make our very own place-mats to decorate a table and enjoy a tasty four-foot snack treat while listening to a story all about turkeys!

    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!




    • 26 Nov 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    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).       

    Dreamcatchers –  The Native Americans were such an important part of our state's history, so let's take a day to celebrate them by putting together our own dreamcatchers, listen to an authentic legend instead of our story, and taste a true native American snack. 

    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!




    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 1
    Register
    Let's Talk Turkey – After Thanksgiving we kind of owe it to the turkeys to celebrate them in a less carnivorous manner. Join us for an evening all about one of our favorite birds. We will perfect our turkey calls, learn some hilarious history behind the bird and make a drumstick s'more! 
    November 30th  7:30-8:30pm

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

    Members:  $4 per person (everyone must register, children and adults) with a family maximum of $12


    • 01 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 20
    Register

    This is the holiday gift we've been asking for ever since she retired - Miss Nancy will be back for a very special class befitting her cheerful personality:  The ultimate holiday pet rock extravaganza. We will be providing you with everything you need to decorate, adorn, bedazzle and amaze to transform a plain stone into a unique piece of art fit for a name and a museum. If you've never had the chance to attend one of Miss Nancy's four-foot classes, this might be the only opportunity you have to see why we believe she is irreplaceable.  

    Dec. 1st   10-11:30am 

    Non-Members are $6 per person with a family maximum of $25 

    Members are $5 per person with a family maximum of $20

    This is family program EVERYONE needs to register - both adults and children.

    So when you register, put your name and address (it knows you are 1 person), then when it asks "how many additional guests" you need to add the number of people coming with you.  We need a head count even if you choose the family maximum pricing. 

    Thanks!



    • 02 Dec 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

     The Happy Holiday Hullabaloo – With the holidays right around the corner it’s time to ring in the new year and celebrate our families by taking everyone out to Lost Lake Nature Park for an afternoon of ornament making, carols, popcorn-stringing, refreshments and more! We will be taking hikes out into the woods to collect natural materials to turn into hanging ornaments inside, playing some festival holiday games, and even going on a scavenger hunt outside for missing prizes!

    • 03 Dec 2018
    • 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).       

    Bring on the Snow –  It's coming whether you like it or not, so we might as well prepare by making our own snowflakes, learning about magical snowmen, and even perfect our snow dances.  

    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!




    • 05 Dec 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    December 5th  – The Mad Scientist

    With the temperatures dropping outside we will spend a little extra time indoors putting together our own galaxy slime, warm-snow, and color-changing bracelets! we will even have a wacky snack to go with this jaw-dropping theme!


    • 08 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill
    • 120
    Register

    Storytime with Santa

    Did you ever wonder how Santa gets his reindeer to travel so fast?  Like, how does he know who is naughty or nice?  Does he ever get a tummy ache from too much sugar? Well, why not ask him?  Believe it or not, Santa will be at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve on December 8th  to answer all your questions.

    On Saturday, December 8th, come and gather at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve for our annual Story time with Santa event.  The nature center will be decorated for the holidays, Santa's helpers will be here making sure all the good children are having fun by helping them build a toy, having tea time all while they wait for a magical visit with Santa.  Visit the log Little House at the edge of the woods to make a backyard treat for our feathered friends and carry the cheer throughout the preserve listening to carolers while playing a few fun games.  This is a special event that celebrates the natural beauty of the preserve and brings the community together to celebrate the season.  

    Tickets are $8.00/person, and must be purchased in advance. This event usually sells out and runs on timed groups, so it is best to buy tickets early. Admission fees include a magical visit with Santa, holiday tea time, toy making, a sweet treat, and a story.    

    Tickets are purchased for specific times during the hours of 9:30 a.m. and  3:30 p.m. 

    Cost is $8.00 per child - No charge for big people.  

    Tickets are sold for specific times. When registering, you as the adult using the computer are already considered 1 ticket (even though adults do not have to pay for Santa). So when the computer asks you how many Additional Guests are coming, just remember that you are already being charged for one ticket upon initiation of registration, only add the second, third, fourth + child in that box.

    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 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).       

    A Christmas Tree for Me –  With one of our favorite holidays right around the corner it's only fitting that we put together our own miniature Christmas Tree. I wonder if Santa will have a present to go beneath it? 

    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 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6
    Register

    The Story of Snow! December 16th

    Join us select Sunday's this fall 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. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (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


    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    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).       

    The Four Foot Holiday Party!  This will be the last four foot class of 2018, so we better make it count. We will be celebrating each other, our caregivers, and the entire world as we put together gifts to give one another and listen to a story about the holidays.

    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 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Bears of the Snow  With all of our native bears asleep it's time to shift attention to the polar bear.  We will put together some puffy paint polar bears, read a bear story, have a snack fit for a bear, and see if we can track them out on the snowy trails!

    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 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    Once in a Blue Moon – January is going to be an amazing month for astronomers. With a super moon, a meteor shower, a bulls-eye moon, and even an eclipse of a blue moon, we're going to be spending a lot of time glancing upward in the clear winter skies. Join us inside this chilly January day as we map out when and where to position your eyes this month for a stellar show! We will even be putting together light-up constellation boxes to take home and see the stars from your bedside! We will even have snow shoes available for winter hikes if the weather cooperates. 

    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Magical Snowmen  Join us to put together our own snowmen in the comfort of the nature center, read a book about snow, and even play some snow games (if there isn't any snow outside we will make our own indoors!) 

    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 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Parade Penguin  We will be perfecting our waddle, putting together a penguin craft, and reading a tale about the arctic this fine day dedicated to birds in formal attire. 

    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!




    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Ice Cold - January 23rd

    Since everything outdoors is frozen, we may as well do some experiments with ice. We will attempt to paint an ice cube, strategically melt ice with salt, and even make some ice of our own indoors. 

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member

    Save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 for non-members, $50 members. Please register for all five classes, then email or call us so we can adjust the invoice BEFORE you pay. Thank you. 

    • 27 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Come meet several of Dinosaur Hill’s own residents in one of our most popular programs of the year. We'll have the chance to learn, interact with, hold, and feed several animals from wall-clinging geckos to gigantic hissing insects. Even our resident snake scarf will be in attendance warming up participant's necks.

    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

    January 27th       12-1:30pm

     


    • 28 Jan 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    The Four Foot Snow –  Join us for a special class where we celebrate snow and all we can do with it! We will play games with ice, make our own snow, and even put together the coolest craft.   

    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!




    • 30 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives

    Getting outdoors and active is good for people of all ages. In this program, threes, fours and fives will explore the world of nature through fun games, hands on activities, crafts and outdoor exploration! Parents are welcome to attend but are not required. Includes a snack.   

    Let's Go Snowshoeing -  We're not hibernating this winter! We will be trying out some snow shoes and cross country skies to waddle and glide across the preserve before warming up inside with a winter craft and snack!  

    Non-Members: $10 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $8 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        





    • 04 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Let's Be Explorers! –  Today will be dedicated to exploring as we take a hike to a seldom used part of Dinosaur Hill to explore it for hidden treasurers. We will even be making our own spy scopes to take with us to help spot some trinkets.  

    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!




    • 06 Feb 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Year of the Pig - February 6th

    With the Chinese new year being run in on the 5th, we now find out ourselves in the year of the pig. We will be putting together a red pig craft and, in true Dinosaur Hill fashion, something will have to explode.  

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member

    Save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 for non-members, $50 members. Please register for all five classes, then email or call us so we can adjust the invoice BEFORE you pay. Thank you. 

    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Valentine's Day - Love is in the air and we can smell it in the woods! Join our puppet pals as they attempt to swoon over the loves of their lives with gifts, chocolates and flowers while learning how to show someone you care about them. We'll even put together a Dinosaur Hill valentine's card. 

    Join us select Sunday's this fall 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. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (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 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Fishing in the Air –  We heard rumors of a grandfather that took his grandson fishing in the sky and we would like to experience that for ourselves! We will be putting together our own balloon fishing poles and seeing what we can catch. 

    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!




    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    Winter Habitats - Not all animals are as hardy as the rest. When it comes to winter there are three pathways animals can choose to follow. They can either travel to warmer climates (migrate), remain but nullify their activity (hibernate), or adjust their activate behavior for the circumstances (resist). Join us as we look at those determined critters that resist the cold and seek our warmth and sustenance and how they do it. Our smallest visitors will even be putting together snowy owl crafts while adults can learn about how animals survive partially frozen beneath the lake! 



    • 18 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Twinkle, Twinkle –  We're always entranced by the glittering display put on by the night sky and we're too excited to wit for evening. We're going to make our own stars ornaments inside to hang at home and go on a star scavenger hunt. 

    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!




    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives

    Getting outdoors and active is good for people of all ages. In this program, threes, fours and fives will explore the world of nature through fun games, hands on activities, crafts and outdoor exploration! Parents are welcome to attend but are not required. Includes a snack.   

    Let's Go Make Music -  There's nothing like natural rock, so we're going to be making some instruments out of materials we can find in the woods while also playing with some real instruments as well! We will even have a puppet dance off. 

    Non-Members: $10 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $8 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        





    • 22 Feb 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed
    Maple Madness – Learn about tapping a maple tree and then taste samples of treat you can make a home using maple syrup both sweet and savory, yum! The nature center will be open for warmth but cooking will take place around the campfire. 
    February 22nd 7:30pm-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


    • 24 Feb 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of year at Dinosaur Hill. This program will focus on the history of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration. Take a tour of our historic "little house" and find out how early settlers and Native Americans used maple syrup and sugar. We'll have some authentic treats to taste as well.

    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

    February 24th       1:00-2:30

     


    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    My Special Feet –  Some feet are built for running, and others are built for swimming. Join us as we take a close look at all the cool feet of the animal kingdom. We will use track stampers too.  

    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!




    • 04 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Parachute People –  Parachutes were invented on March 5th and that's all the excuse we need to host a day of chute games!  

    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!




    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Maple sugaring season is one of our favorite times of year at Dinosaur Hill.  This program focuses on the sweeter side of maple sugaring and will also include a tapping demonstration. We’ll find out how sap goes from tree to syrup to candy...yum. We will have sweet treats to sample too of course!

    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

    March 10th    1:00-2:30

     


    • 11 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    The Magic Magnet –  Join us for a day of magnet experiments and magic tricks with magnetic amazement!   

    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 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives

    Getting outdoors and active is good for people of all ages. In this program, threes, fours and fives will explore the world of nature through fun games, hands on activities, crafts and outdoor exploration! Parents are welcome to attend but are not required. Includes a snack.   

    Let's Go Tap a Tree -  We'll head out on the preserve and tap a tree to see if we can get the sap to flow.  We'll take a taste test (yum!) and enjoy a few sweet treats too... we've earned it!  

    Non-Members: $10 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $8 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        





    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed
    Night Vision Eyeballs – The absolute darkness of a forest during the evening can all but cripple animals not built for seeing in the dark. Join us as we meet an animal who is unaffected by darkness and learn how his special eyes work!
    March 15th 7:30pm-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


    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    The Dough Boy -  A famous marketing dough boy has his birthday today so let's celebrate by having a delicious snack and by making our very own playdoh. 

    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 Mar 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Boogernose Swamp-Breath - With the snows beginning to melt we're noticing a lot of mold and mildew growing and that's the perfect recipe for witch. Meet Boogernose Swamp-Breath as she attempts to make potions and magical trinkets (we warn you though, she isn't the best). 

    Join us select Sunday's this fall 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. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (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


    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    Vernal Equinox - The vernal (or spring) equinox is the time in March when the sun moves across the celestial equator but more importantly it means that spring has finally sprung. Join us as we celebrate the coming of wildflowers, animal activity, and rain by taking a look at how the park transitions from winter to spring. We will get really involved with seed germination by looking at seeds beneath a microscope and then planting a seed of our own to take home! 


    • 24 Mar 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Does your family have what it takes to survive like the first settlers of the Rochester area? We will begin this challenge with authentic hands-on tools and games before heading outdoors to put what we've learned to the test. Your family will earn points by participating in a variety of pioneer activities. We'll lay pioneer games in the woods, collect water with a yolk and even cook up a forgotten recipe on the campfire. 

    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

    March 24th       1-2:30pm

     


    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Passion for Potions -  When different things mix sometimes they change form, sometimes they change color and sometimes they bubble!

    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!




    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    March of the Dinosaurs - March 27th

    We will be protecting some dinosaur eggs from hungry predators, digging up some dinosaur bones in our dig, and sinking our teeth into a snack fit for a terrible lizard. 

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member

    Save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 for non-members, $50 members. Please register for all five classes, then email or call us so we can adjust the invoice BEFORE you pay. Thank you. 

    • 08 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Wonky Weather -  We will put together our own weather instruments to take home and play some games with water!

    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!




    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed
    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 12th 7:30pm-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


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 35
    Registration is closed

    Awesome Egg Decorating

    We will try our hand at decorating eggs using unique and creative techniques. We will then decorate our own special treat to finish out this really fun and very unique program. If you've come before, come again as we refuse to dye eggs the same way twice. We recommend signing up early, this popular program quickly fills. 

    April 13th 10-11 AM

    Non-Members: $8 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $24

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

     


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 35
    Registration is closed

    Awesome Egg Decorating

    We will try our hand at decorating eggs using unique and creative techniques. We will then decorate our own special treat to finish out this really fun and very unique program. If you've come before, come again as we refuse to dye eggs the same way twice. We recommend signing up early, this popular program quickly fills. 

    April 13th 11:30am-12:30pm

    Non-Members: $8 per person, including adults, with a family maximum of $24

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

     


    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Earth Day - There's no better place to spend Earth Day than a nature center (we really love Earth) and no better person to help teach you about recycling than Relish the Raccoon. We will put together our own crazy recycled earth day art project and then go out and enjoy the sight, sounds and smells. 

    Join us select Sunday's this fall 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. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (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


    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    Weather the Weather - Weather is a combination of cloud cover, temperature, precipitation, and wind and each aspect has different tools to help measure it. Join us as we get up close and personal with the tools of meteorology by taking our own readings of the state of nature at Lost Lake.  We will even set up a weather station for a more in-depth look at how the atmosphere is fairing this day, miniature meteorologists will be given the chance to put together their own weather tools to take home inside! 



    • 15 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Blown Away -  There's so much fun that we can have with wind! Join us as we play some games with balloons, bubbles and even make our own wind socks to take home to dance in the breeze with!

    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!




    • 17 Apr 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Buried Treasure - April 17th

    We will navigate the old fashioned way as we use maps to search for our very own buried treasure at Dinosaur Hill. 

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member

    Save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 for non-members, $50 members. Please register for all five classes, then email or call us so we can adjust the invoice BEFORE you pay. Thank you. 

    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Yay for Earth Day! -  We're champions of Earth Day (c'mon, we're a nature center). Join us as we celebrate Earth Day Dinosaur Hill style with some games, crafts and snacks fit for our favorite planet!

    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!




    • 22 Apr 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    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       4-6pm

     


    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 18 May 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Drama Club Ages 8-14 

    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 Tuesday, April 23, April 30, may 7, May 14th, with MANDATORY PERFORMANCES DURING THE HERITAGE FESTIVAL ON May 18th from 1-3pm at the Rochester Municipal Park.

    Fee: $50 nonmembers, $40 members


    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Let's Get Going with Threes, Fours and Fives

    Getting outdoors and active is good for people of all ages. In this program, threes, fours and fives will explore the world of nature through fun games, hands on activities, crafts and outdoor exploration! Parents are welcome to attend but are not required. Includes a snack.   

    Let's Go Play with Wind -  We're going to build out own sail boats and set them adrift with the power of the breeze before building our own tornado makers and dance with wind socks!

    Non-Members: $10 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in same class 

    Members:  $8 for first child, $3 for each additional sibling in the same class        





    • 29 Apr 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Luxurious Ladybugs -  We will be rocking the ladybugs this day by putting together our own ladybug pet rocks to take home and practicing our counting with ladybug spots!

    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!




    • 06 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Growing a Rainbow -  It's time to start thinking about what we should be putting in our gardens this year! Look at the colors and varieties of vegetables and play sorting, matching and other secretly educational activities with veggies! 

    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!




    • 10 May 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed
    Reining Monarchs – With spring officially sprung it's time to welcome back some of our favorite butterflies to the state by spending some time around the fire discussing where they've been. 
    May 10th 7:30pm-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


    • 12 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Mother's Day - Nothing says relaxing mother's day like a high end tea party so we've called in the classiest puppet, Autumn the Owl, to lead us through a delectable tea and cookie time with mom to celebrate her special day. We will even make her a special gift! 

    Join us select Sunday's this fall 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. 

    $5 per child non-member

    $3 per child member

    (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


    • 13 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Mother's Day Party -  We will be putting together our own bouquets to take home, playing a matching game with baby and adult animals, and perfecting our bear hugs. 

    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!




    • 15 May 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Bugging Out - May 15th

    With the woods beginning to thaw out we're noticing a lot of insects waking up. Join us as we get up close and personal with some big creepy ones and even have some edible critters to sample.  

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member

    Save by signing up for all 5 classes $60 for non-members, $50 members. Please register for all five classes, then email or call us so we can adjust the invoice BEFORE you pay. Thank you. 

    • 18 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Planetarium Presents:  Earth Moon and Stars!

    Every few years we are lucky enough to have a "blue moon". Join us as we celebrate the full blue moon this evening by climbing inside of our inflatable planetarium and watching a fun and educational movie about the relationship between the earth, the sun and the moon. We will even have special "moon popcorn" available for snacking. We will also learn a little about constellations (either from the planetarium or outdoors depending on cloud cover). 

    Not recommended for children under the age of four.

    Saturday, May 18th  7:00-8:30 pm

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

    Members:  $3 per person with a family maximum of $120

     


    • 19 May 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, Michigan
    Register

    All the Water on Earth - April showers bring May flowers but what do May flowers need? Water! With approximately 326 quintillion gallons of water moving across our planet there is a lot to talk about! We will be taking samples of Lost Lake beneath the microscope to look at the tiniest life we can see, we will be sampling the water to determine quality of both the lake and the surrounding marshes, and even play some water games and experiments inside!  



    • 20 May 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    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).       

    Bloom and Grow -  Let's plant our very own flower to take home and learn how to take care of it! We will even dress up as flowers for a little fun inside. 

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