333 N. Hill Circle

Rochester Hills, MI

48307



Classes

You can easily sign up for all of our classes and programs online:


Find the class you'd like to sign up for and click registerFill out the required info, complete payment, and your spot is secure to partake in the fantastic learning opportunities that Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve has to offer.


Please note: If the register box isn't visible for a certain class or event registration may not be open to the public yet or the class may be full. Payments are required at the time of registration to secure your spot so please have your credit or debit card ready when registering for a class or event. 


Refund policy: full refund if class or field trip is canceled by DHNP. If registrant withdraws at least 7 days week in advance of program start date a refund minus $5 processing fee will be given, 14 days or more notice, full refund. No refunds will be made after the one week advance deadline.


Upcoming events

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Cranberry Lake Park 388 West Predmore Road Oakland, MI 48363

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Spidermania (Pre-K) October 8, 2022   10-11am

    Meets at Cranberry Lake Park, 388 W. Predmore, Oakland Twp MI 48306

    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is: 

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=914

    • 08 Oct 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Have you ever wondered what the inside of a bee hive looks like? Or how they survive a Michigan winter? Come learn about the world of bees and explore our hive before our pollinator friends move in this spring.

    • 09 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cranberry Lake Park 388 West Predmore Road Oakland, MI 48363

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Barking Up the Right Tree (Adults 18+) October 9, 2022   1-2:30pm

    Meets at Cranberry Lake Park, 388 W. Predmore, Oakland Twp MI 48306

    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is: 

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=915

    • 11 Oct 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Looking for fun after school? Each month we'll take a closer look at a type of wildlife and create a model to take home. Parents are welcome to stay or can drop-off.

    • 12 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    We combine a nature story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, &/or Math activities.

    • 13 Oct 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Looking for fun after school? Collect rocks &/or interested in minerals? Each 2nd Thursday of the month we'll play minerals games and test rocks/minerals that we've found to identify them. Bring your favorite rock or two to show & tell!

    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register
    Listen to a nature story, then make a craft and have a snack that matches the story's topic. Explore the nature center exhibits afterward.
    • 15 Oct 2022
    • Oakland Township, Michigan

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Croissants and Color (Families) October 16, 2022  

    Times and Locations will be determined later by Oakland Township

    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is: 

    Not available at this time

    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 20
    Register

    The scariest fear conservationists have is the decline and extinction of a species. Listen to the harrowing tales that some living things face or have faced, how scientists found out, and what we can do to help. S'mores supplies provided.

    • 21 Oct 2022
    • 5:40 PM - 9:10 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 446
    Register

    Halloween Hoot Reimagined


    Bring your whole family for a magical, illuminated, mesmerizing Halloween experience that will appeal to all ages! 


    Ticket holders will first check-in at the registration area then gather around the campfire to enjoy live entertainment while they wait for their trail time.  Once it's their time, they will head out on the trail and experience the Halloween Hoot like never before!  Complete your evening with a take home goody bag for the kids! 


    Tickets sell for specific times with groups leaving every ten minutes.  Times will sell out so don’t delay.   $9 per person (everyone age 3 years and up - including adults need a ticket).


    Advance purchase only, no tickets will be sold onsite.

    Friday, October 21st 2022  5:40pm first group to 9:10pm last group


    Additional Details:

    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 25 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.


    Please arrive only 20 minutes before ticketed time to avoid excessive crowding at the venue.


    Please know this is a major fundraising event to raise critical funds to support the ongoing operation of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.  All tickets are non-refundable.


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

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 5:40 PM - 9:10 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 387
    Register

    Halloween Hoot Reimagined


    Bring your whole family for a magical, illuminated, mesmerizing Halloween experience that will appeal to all ages! 


    Ticket holders will first check-in at the registration area then gather around the campfire to enjoy live entertainment while they wait for their trail time.  Once it's their time, they will head out on the trail and experience the Halloween Hoot like never before!  Complete your evening with a take home goody bag for the kids! 


    Tickets sell for specific times with groups leaving every ten minutes.  Times will sell out so don’t delay.   $9 per person (everyone age 3 years and up - including adults need a ticket).


    Advance purchase only, no tickets will be sold onsite.

    Saturday, October 22nd 2022  5:40pm first group to 9:10pm last group


    Additional Details:

    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 25 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.


    Please arrive only 20 minutes before ticketed time to avoid excessive crowding at the venue.


    Please know this is a major fundraising event to raise critical funds to support the ongoing operation of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.  All tickets are non-refundable.


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

    • 23 Oct 2022
    • Oakland Township, Michigan

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Croissants and Color (Families) October 23, 2022  

    Times and Locations will be determined later by Oakland Township

    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is: 

    Not available at this time

    • 23 Oct 2022
    • 5:40 PM - 9:10 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 511
    Register

    Halloween Hoot Reimagined


    Bring your whole family for a magical, illuminated, mesmerizing Halloween experience that will appeal to all ages! 


    Ticket holders will first check-in at the registration area then gather around the campfire to enjoy live entertainment while they wait for their trail time.  Once it's their time, they will head out on the trail and experience the Halloween Hoot like never before!  Complete your evening with a take home goody bag for the kids! 


    Tickets sell for specific times with groups leaving every ten minutes.  Times will sell out so don’t delay.   $9 per person (everyone age 3 years and up - including adults need a ticket).


    Advance purchase only, no tickets will be sold onsite.

    Sunday, October 23rd 2022  5:40pm first group to 9:10pm last group


    Additional Details:

    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 25 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.


    Please arrive only 20 minutes before ticketed time to avoid excessive crowding at the venue.


    Please know this is a major fundraising event to raise critical funds to support the ongoing operation of Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve.  All tickets are non-refundable.


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

    • 27 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    Register

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

    Select Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm

    Oct 27– The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

    Jan 5– Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake


    Donation suggested for participation

     


    • 30 Oct 2022
    • Oakland Township, Michigan

    Registration links are to Oakland Township’s own website (see below). Please contact them directly if you have any questions about registration  248-651-7810

    Croissants and Color (Families) October 30, 2022  

    Times and Locations will be determined later by Oakland Township

    Registration link to Oakland Township’s website is: 

    Not available at this time

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This class is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Teen Winter Survival Skills (Teens ages 12-17) - Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   November 4, 2022  5:30-7pm

    Registration for this class is through Oakland Township at this link:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=916


    • 08 Nov 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Looking for fun after school? Each month we'll take a closer look at a type of wildlife and create a model to take home. Parents are welcome to stay or can drop-off.

    • 09 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    We combine a nature story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, &/or Math activities.

    • 10 Nov 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Looking for fun after school? Collect rocks &/or interested in minerals? Each 2nd Thursday of the month we'll play minerals games and test rocks/minerals that we've found to identify them. Bring your favorite rock or two to show & tell!

    • 18 Nov 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register
    Listen to a nature story, then make a craft and have a snack that matches the story's topic. Explore the nature center exhibits afterward.
    • 25 Nov 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Create 5 different holiday ornaments out of reused & natural materials. 4 will be kits designed by Ms. Faith and 1 will be from your own imagination and our crafting material stock.

    This is for the 11am session

    • 25 Nov 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Create 5 different holiday ornaments out of reused & natural materials. 4 will be kits designed by Ms. Faith and 1 will be from your own imagination and our crafting material stock.

    This is for the 2pm session

    • 03 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This class is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Trail End of the Year (Pre- K) - Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   December 3, 2022  10-11am

    Registration link is through Oakland Township:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=917


    • 06 Dec 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp MI

    This class is offered by Oakland Township Parks and Rec Commission.  If you have any questions please call them directly at 248-651-7810

    Home Sweet Home (Ages 6-11) - Lost Lake Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Twp, MI   December 6, 2022  4:30-6pm

    Registration link is through Oakland Township:

    https://oaklandtownship.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=918



    • 08 Dec 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Looking for fun after school? Collect rocks &/or interested in minerals? Each 2nd Thursday of the month we'll play minerals games and test rocks/minerals that we've found to identify them. Bring your favorite rock or two to show & tell!

    • 09 Dec 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Have you ever seen a plumicorn? Examine owl parts, sounds, & pellets in the nature center before hitting the trail to call to any owls in the neighborhood. 

    • 13 Dec 2022
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Register

    Looking for fun after school? Each month we'll take a closer look at a type of wildlife and create a model to take home. Parents are welcome to stay or can drop-off.

    • 14 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register

    We combine a nature story with related Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, &/or Math activities.

    • 16 Dec 2022
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 11
    Register
    Listen to a nature story, then make a craft and have a snack that matches the story's topic. Explore the nature center exhibits afterward.
    • 05 Jan 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 333 N Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    Register

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

    Select Thursdays 6:00-7:30 pm

    Oct 27– The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

    Jan 5, 2023– Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake


    Donation suggested for participation

     






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Office: (248) 656-0999

Address:
333 North Hill Circle
Rochester, MI 48307

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