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 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.




333 North Hill Circle

Rochester, MI



Nature Trail

Open daily dawn until dusk    


Offices/Indoor Nature Center

Summer Hours


9am - 3pm  




(248) 656-0999






Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit institution.  

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve (DHNP) is a preserve situated on sixteen acres of land nestled in the neighborhoods of Rochester, MI.

DHNP offers walking trails that are free to the public and offers affordable educational classes for various age groups , maintains the grounds of the land under its stewardship, and works to keep the wonders of nature accessible to the people of the Greater Rochester Area.  

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