Classes & Events

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 Forts and survival knowledge
  • Making a Bow and Arrow
  • Lighting a campfire with flint and steel

You can easily sign up for all of our classes and programs online. Click on the gray box that says Register, fill out the required info, pay and you're ready to show your child the great outdoors. If you don't see a box in a particular class it may be full or registration is not open currently. Please keep in mind that payment is required at the time of registration. Credit card payments can be accepted online only. Unfortunately, we are not able to process them in the office. 

Discounts Available for Four Feet Down the Trail members. If you you register for four (4) or more of the Four Feet Down the Trail series you are eligible to receive a discount. Proceed with the registration but do not enter your credit card number just yet. Email us at Info@DinosaurHill.org or call us at (248) 656-0999 and we will adjust your invoice to reflect the discount. Then you can proceed and finalize your payment.

Advanced registration is required for all programs.

NEW for Fall 2019

Our system now requires payment to be completed within 15 minutes of registration (except for Four Feet Classes)

or the system will remove you.   


Click here for Fall 2019 Class List 



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.

Events + Classes

    • 19 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM
    • 22 Aug 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Into the Great Outdoors - Ages 3-5

    The same shortened day format as our Just Camp program gets the preschool set into the action of summer camp and helps them develop their senses and comfort in the great outdoors. Parents are welcome, but not required to attend. In this camp we will use our imagination and senses to explore the wonderful world of outdoors through crafts, creative play and lots of outdoor activity we will set out on a new adventure into the great outdoors every day. Activities are different from Just Camp so you can sign up for one or both camps!  

    MONDAY through THURSDAY August 19-22, 10am-12noon

    $100 non members *

    $80 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.



    • 23 Aug 2019
    • 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.       

    Teddy Bear Picnic -  What a perfect day for a picnic with our favorite teddy! We will set up a tent outside, read a story within it, put together a camping craft and enjoy our snack at a picnic on the lawn!

    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 Aug 2019
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Dinosaurs in the Dark – It wouldn't be Dinosaur Hill without a program about dinosaurs! This special evening, we will take a look at some dinosaur fossils and even perform an evening dinosaur dig!

    August 23 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. 


    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 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.       

    The Four Foot Summer Party -  With summer at its end there's nothing left to do but say goodbye to our favorite season. We will spend time playing with some water, enjoy games on the lawn and put together a campfire 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!




    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    What's in the Sky? -  From birds to kites to water rockets we're going to be exploring the world of the skies! Join us as we play some games with feathers and balloons, attempt to fly a beautiful kite by the gardens, and build and launch our own water rockets! 

    August 28th    10-11:30am

    $15 per child, non member

    $12 per child, member


    Trail Time for 4’s, 5’s and young 6’s

    Join us for these popular programs for the younger set.  Parents are welcome but not required to attend. Programs include crafts, outdoor activities and a light snack.  


     


     



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 31 Aug 2019
    • 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 2
    Register

    The Dinosaurs Hill Bioluminescent Rave  We here at Dinosaur Hill absolutely love the crazier (and cooler) parts of nature. We plan to celebrate this evening with a special party that focuses on the bioluminescent critters and fluorescent minerals that illuminate the dark without needing to be plugged in! We will be spending some time making our own glow in the dark jellyfish, putting special mineral specimens beneath black lights to see them glow, and we will even be stenciling glow-in-the-dark items as well as including a few surprises. Did we mention we would be doing all of this from beneath black light flood lights? Super Cool! Participants are asked to bring something light and cotton to stencil. 

    August 31 8:00-9:30pm

    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. 


    • 04 Sep 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 4
    Register

    Nerf Tag in the Woods - September 4th

    We're going to be putting together decorated targets in the nature center before heading outdoors to practice our aim before turning upon one another for a large-scale Nerf battle taking place throughout the driest portion of our preserve. 

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member


    • 09 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6
    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 Silliest Bugs -  From wiggling worms to bouncy crickets we will be sweeping the preserve for bugs on a safari! 

    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 Sep 2019
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    The Stinkiest Skunks -  We will be smelling some weird stuff out on the preserve today and even put together skunk puppets.  

    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 Sep 2019
    • 22 Oct 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8
    Register

    Drama Club      Ages 8-15

    Have fun, gain confidence and get great experience as you learn your lines, blocking and stage actions for an original skit to be performed at Dinosaur Hill's popular Halloween Hoot.

    Class meets:  Tuesdays 4:30-6:00 P.M September 18, 25, October 2, 9, 16

    With mandatory performances at the Hoot the evenings of October 19, 20, 21. 

    Afterglow party on October 23rd.

    Fee:  $60 nonmembers, $50 members 

    You MUST be able to perform all three nights at Halloween Hoot to sign up for this class. 


    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 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!

    September 20th 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. 


    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 22
    Register

    Get ready for some fun as we open up our popular dinosaur dig to families.  We’ll use the “tools of the trade” to excavate bone replicas of a life-size Maiasaura and then together we’ll figure out how to put it back together again!  Inside we will put our skills to use making our own fossils and get to handle a REAL 65 million year old fossil. This is the perfect event for dinosaur experts and amateurs alike! 

    Saturday, September 21st 1:00-2:30pm 

    Non-Members are $6 per person with a family maximum of $24 

    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 still need you to do this even if you choose the family maximum pricing so we know how many people you are bringing!

    Thanks!



    • 22 Sep 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 6
    Register

    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. 

    The Story of Apples

    $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


    • 23 Sep 2019
    • 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.       

    The Busiest Squirrels -  Our tree climbing friends certainly seem busy this time of year. Let's observe and mimic their behaviors!  

    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 Sep 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8
    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 Fall Festival -  We love the fall because one of our favorite snacks becomes available - apples! Join us as we paint with apples, snack on apples and even go on an apple 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!




    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 6
    Register

    The Great Pumpkin Catapult

    The best sort of science is the messy kind. We will be decorating some pumpkin projectiles and using our catapult we will decimate a castle of tin. We'll even scoop their guts to roast some pumpkin seeds! Delicious destructive fun!

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member


    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 23
    Register

    Spend a beautiful fall day at Dinosaur Hill with your family...we'll dip caramel apples, make pumpkin/apple-print t-shirts, play games with our parachute, play old fashioned toys and games and have the best experience of Autumn! Please bring light colored cotton item to stencil (tshirt or totebag, etc.)

    October 6th   11am-12:30pm 

    Non-Members are $6 per person with a family maximum of $24 

    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 still need you to do this even if you choose the family maximum pricing. 

    Thanks!



    • 06 Oct 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 30
    Register

    There's nothing quite like getting a whiff of putrefied organic matter to wake you up in the morning. Join a park naturalist as we examine several disgusting slimes that naturally form in nature as well as take a tour of the woods to see if we can find wild mushrooms, molds and slimes! And, of course, in true Dinosaur Hill fashion, we will be putting together our own unique slime concoctions inside. 

    October 6th   1:30pm-3pm 

    Non-Members are $6 per person with a family maximum of $24 

    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 still need you to do this even if you choose the family maximum pricing. 

    Thanks!



    • 07 Oct 2019
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    Batty for Bats -  We're going to go completely batty for these flying mammals today by making our own to take home and flying about the preserve on a 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!




    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9
    Register

    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. 

    The Story of Pumpkins

    $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


    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 410
    Register

    Halloween Hoot

    Bring your little ghosts and goblins for a spooktacular Halloween tradition.  

    Groups will gather in the nature center to create a spooky-fun craft, then head out on the mood-lit trails to participate in a series of short, funny, interactive skits while collecting treats along the way. 

    Complete your evening with a doughnut and cup of cider around the campfire with live entertainment.  You can even let your little monster loose to have fun at our mini-fair with Halloween themed carnival games...all included with your ticket.  

    Tickets sell for a specific time with groups leaving every ten minutes.  Times will sell out so don’t delay.   $8 per person

    Fri, Oct. 18  5:30pm first group time to 8:00pm last group time

    Tickets are timed and only valid for the date and time slot you purchase. 

    Ticket times are listed under the Registration, groups leave every 10 minutes/maximum of 30 tickets per time slot.

    Once you choose your time slot, you MUST fill in how many "Additional Guests" are coming with you in the box provided in order to purchase the correct amount of tickets. If you are buying one individual ticket for yourself only, leave the "Additional Guests" box blank.

    You must print your PAID confirmation email and bring it with you to use as your "ticket(s)".


    • 19 Oct 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 659
    Register

    Halloween Hoot

    Bring your little ghosts and goblins for a spooktacular Halloween tradition.  

    Groups will gather in the nature center to create a spooky-fun craft, then head out on the mood-lit trails to participate in a series of short, funny, interactive skits while collecting treats along the way.  

    Complete your evening with a doughnut and cup of cider around the campfire with live entertainment.  You can even let your little monster loose to have fun at our mini-fair with Halloween themed carnival games...all included with your ticket.  

    Tickets sell for a specific time with groups leaving every ten minutes.  Times will sell out so don’t delay.   $8 per person

    Saturday Oct. 19th  4:00pm first group to 8:00pm last

    Tickets are timed and only valid for the date and time slot you purchase. 

    Ticket times are listed under the Registration, groups leave every 10 minutes/maximum of 30 tickets per time slot.

    Once you choose your time slot, you MUST fill in how many "Additional Guests" are coming with you in the box provided in order to purchase the correct amount of tickets. If you are buying one individual ticket for yourself only, leave the "Additional Guests" box blank.

    You must print your PAID confirmation email and bring it with you to use as your "ticket(s)".


    • 20 Oct 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 521
    Register

    Halloween Hoot

    Bring your little ghosts and goblins for a spooktacular Halloween tradition.  

    Groups will gather in the nature center to create a spooky-fun craft, then head out on the mood-lit trails to participate in a series of short, funny, interactive skits while collecting treats along the way.  

    Complete your evening with a doughnut and cup of cider around the campfire with live entertainment.  You can even let your little monster loose to have fun at our mini-fair with Halloween themed carnival games...all included with your ticket.  

    Tickets sell for a specific time with groups leaving every ten minutes.  Times will sell out so don’t delay.   $8 per person

    Sunday Oct. 20th  3:30pm first group to 6:30pm last group

    Tickets are timed and only valid for the date and time slot you purchase. 

    Ticket times are listed under the Registration, groups leave every 10 minutes/maximum of 30 tickets per time slot.

    Once you choose your time slot, you MUST fill in how many "Additional Guests" are coming with you in the box provided in order to purchase the correct amount of tickets. If you are buying one individual ticket for yourself only, leave the "Additional Guests" box blank.

    You must print your PAID confirmation email and bring it with you to use as your "ticket(s)".


    • 21 Oct 2019
    • 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.       

    That Big Pumpkin -  Just how big can pumpkins get? Join us as we paint some ones before digging inside a big pumpkin looking for treasure!

    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!




    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 24
    Register

    Littlest Haunted House – The little log cabin will be decorated for the season with more fun than fright! Things we think are scary are often an illusion!

    October 25th 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. 


    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 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). We do like to get the children outside for a portion of the class so be sure to dress appropriately.       

    The Four Foot Halloween Party -  Bring your best costume because we're going to be shaking to some music, putting together some black and orange crafts and even bowling with pumpkins for this festive shindig. 

    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 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    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.       

    Where's the Sleepy Bear -  We're noticing that a lot of the animals are nothing but yawns this time of year. Let's learn a little about hibernation by tucking our favorite stuffed animals into bed. Make sure you bring your favorite plushie! 

    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 Nov 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • 6
    Register

    Painting with Bows

    We've grown stale with traditional arts and crafts projects and are looking to up the ante regarding how art can be produced. We will be building our own rubber-band bows and firing paintbrushes at canvas to paint self portraits!

    $15 per child, non-member

    $12 per child, member


    • 10 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7
    Register

    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. 

    The Story of Turkey

    $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


    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 24
    Register

    The Ojibwa – With winter approaching we will need to make sure we have what it takes to survive the cold! We will be using old fashioned tools and even attempting to light a fire with flint and steel. 

    November 15th 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. 


    • 18 Nov 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 10
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    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.       

    Big Fluffy Rabbit Ears -  Rabbits are so incredibly soft, adorable and exciting. Let's put together our own bunny ears to wear and go hopping on the 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!




    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 25
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    Here at Dinosaur Hill we love our native turkeys. We love their gobbles, their waddles, their wattles and their significance in our culture. Join us around the campfire for a special afternoon event where we will be taking a look at our favorite bird up close. We will learn some fun facts about these large birds before making ourselves a drumstick s'more to enjoy on a short walk!

    November 21st  4:30pm-6pm 

    Non-Members are $6 per person with a family maximum of $24 

    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 still need you to do this even if you choose the family maximum pricing. 

    Thanks!