Classes & Events                        

Registration is required in advance for all of our programs.

You may sign up for all of our classes and programs online. 

The only classes we give multi-class discounts for are the Four Feet Down the Trail series. 

Please note that our online registration system is not capable of calculating the 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.

You may also complete a paper registration form  (click here) and bring it with you to Dinosaur Hill or send it to us through the mail along with your payment. 

Here at the office, we only accept cash or checks - but Credit Cards are accepted online all the time.

Please look at the description of the class and if you see a grey box that says "Register", you may use that box to do online registration.  

To view the Winter 2016/Spring 2017 Program Guide in PDF format, click here

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

Upcoming events

    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Hero Adventure Days - Entering Grades K-3

    If you've ever woken up in the morning and thought about spending your day fighting villains, plundering treasure as a privateer of the Paint Creek or saving the world from doom then we have an adventure for you. Each day of this camp will feature a different themed adventure complete with crafts, games and snacks that will keep us in character and running with our imaginations all day long. Join us for a pirate, ninja, Star Wars and super hero day camp that will get your creative juices flowing, your body moving and your child tuckered out.   

    Monday through Thursday July 24th-27th   9am-12pm

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 24 Jul 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Splash & Splatter  Entering Grades K-3

    The ultimate in colorfully messy fun; in this camp we will perfect the art of making a mess through a variety of explosive activities from watercolor waterslides and exploding paint to water balloon tie-dye and water rockets.  Both left and right brainers will be pleased as punch (and possibly covered in it) in this, one of our favorite camps.  Professional splashers will also be given the opportunity to experiment with dry ice and produce some delicious consequences. Bring a change of clothes (or two) and water shoes, because things are bound to get dirty in this splashion-packed day camp.

    Monday through Thursday July 24-27 1pm-4pm

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 13

    July 27th: Bonkers About Bats – They're the only mammals that are capable of true flight, some of them secretly drink blood and they navigate the dark by bouncing sonar off of objects. Join us for a special campfire all about the bat. Learn what bats are daring about your backyard and even receive a free bat house to take home courtesy of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan!

    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


    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

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    Dinosaurs - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Dinosaurs – Dinosaur Hill is THE place to go for prehistoric adventures. Step into the shoes of paleontologists as we dig for dinosaur bones in our popular dinosaur dig before assembling and naming the specimen we find. We will also put together dinosaur hand puppets to take home and explore the preserve in search for dinosaur food.

     (July 28th, 9:30-12:30pm)

     $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 8

    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).       

    July 31st - Check Out the Woods - From squirrels to deer to birds there is so much to discover right in our back yard. Will you be able to find all the balloons hidden in the woods?

    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!




    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 3:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 5

    Wild Kids of Lost Lake - For the true park experience, you need to join us for our Wild Kids of Lost Lake summer camp. This week long day camp features five themed days inundated with fun. Whether it’s casting a line out into the lake, wading through the swampland in search of frogs and snakes, concocting wacky experiments inside or simply learning how to climb a tree we have something for everyone in this adventure of a week. This camp will feature a large variety of scientific and educational activities. We will picnic outside whenever the weather permits so bring a bagged lunch to keep your little scientist fueled so they can continue inspecting insects beneath stereoscopes, dodging water balloons and enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Lost Lake.

    $140 residents of Oakland Township/$170 non-resident

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.

    • 04 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 7

    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).       

    August 4th - Check Out the Desert - Let's get a little messy by playing with sand. We will construct castles, works of art and even have a grainy 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!




    • 05 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI
    • 11

    Hop Along Summer - Pre K - 1st grade

    It’s no secret that Lost Lake has several frogs, toads and other amphibians moving about our trail system and it’s about time we learned a little about them by hopping in their footsteps. Find your way over to our frogopolis and take a short walk around the park in pursuit for amphibians! We will learn how to crawl on logs like salamanders, hop across a lawn obstacle course like a frog and even how to catch bugs with a sticky tongue! This program has been made especially for tadpole fun!

    Class is $5 per child

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 06 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lost Lake Nature Park, 846 Lost Lake Trail, Oakland Township, MI

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation and Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve have partnered to bring Oakland Township residents and others exciting new programs at Lost Lake Nature Park.   Family, friends and neighbors are invited to explore everything this partnership has to offer at one of three summer open houses.

    Open houses are FREE!  Open houses are FUN!  Open houses are for the whole family!  The nature center will be open for four hours.  You are welcome to drop by any time during those hours.  You will have a chance to explore this amazing park, check out the nature center, participate in crafts, games and other ongoing activities…including FREE KAYAKING!  A new theme will be featured each month so come to one or come to all!  You are also welcome to make an afternoon of it and bring along a picnic to enjoy with a scenic view of the huge pine trees and beautifully secluded Lost Lake. Registration is not required to attend, just come on out and have fun.

    Keeping Cool –August can be hot…cool down with us as we launch water balloons with a giant catapult, dip for critters in the pond and really cool off with lawn slip and slide.   Binoculars will also be available so that you may get a closer look at what wildlife is cooling off and taking a swim on the lake this time of year.

    Lost Lake Nature Park is located at 846 Lost Lake Trail in Oakland Township, Michigan.

    Oakland Township Parks and Recreation Commission has entered into an agreement with Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve to operate Lost Lake Nature Park; offering nature/environmental education programs.


    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM
    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 1

    Dinosaur Disasters - Entering grades K-3

    The dinosaurs can't seem to catch a break! This catastrophic camp will jump into the unfortunate footprints of the awesome dinosaurs and experience life from their perspective.  Create and ignite your very own volcano, meteor and comet! Excavate and assemble a full sized juvenile Maiasaura. Fill your tummies with dinosaur treats. Play Tyrannosaurs and Triceratops out in the woods.  

    Monday through Thursday August 7-10   1pm-4pm

    $105 non members

    $85 members


    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 21

    August 10th: Creepy Crawlies – There are a lot of misunderstood creatures out there. Meet some of our own close up. We promise you will develop respect, if not love for, some of our creepy crawly friends. Rumor has it a few tarantulas have already signed up for this campfire and will be in attendance.

    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


    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 3

    Bug Hunting Time -  We'll use sweep nets to hunt for insects all over the preserve...see what sorts of crazy things we can discover!

    August 11th    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.  


     


     



     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 9

    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).       

    August 12th - One Foot, Two Foot - Some animals have big feet, some have little feet...discover fun things about animal feet and make some tracks to take home.

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

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

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

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

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




    • 14 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 17 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Best of Camp - Entering Grades 2-5

    With summer drawing to a close and school starting up soon, we need to jam pack as much fun summer action as we can into this week as humanly possible. We will be spending time in the creek looking for critters and fishing, building forts in the woods and crafting swords to protect them from raiders, hiking to the park for a day of field games and picnics, zip and slack lining, spending time around the skillet learning how to cook up some delicious (and wacky) snacks, and catapulting water balloons at one another in this, our final camp of the season.

    Monday through Thursday August 14-17 10am-4pm

    $170 per person non-members

    $140 per person members


    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Obstacle Course - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Obstacle Course – We will put our talents to the test and see just how far we can take our ability to balance, climb, crawl and hop by participating in a preserve-wide obstacle course. Do you have what it takes to zipline across the dreaded muddy pond? Participants will even be given a trophy for attempting to complete the child friendly course! (August 18th, 9:30-12:30pm)

      $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Survival - Single Scoops Series

    Summer is busy...grab a Single Scoop and your kids will have a blast at Dinosaur Hill for a three hour awesome adventure.

    Survival This is a scoop of our popular Wild in the Woods summer camp, and as the name implies, we are going to get out there and get wild. We will assemble a fort in the woods for shelter, craft bows and arrows to keep our shelter safe, and learn the art of stage swordplay in our woodland arena.

    (August 18th, 1pm-4pm)

     $25 nonmembers/ $20 members per session

     


    • 21 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 3

    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).       

    August 21st - We Scream for Ice Cream - Nothing says summer quite like nice yummy ice-cream...we'll make our own and top it off with tasty toppings.

    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 Aug 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 24

    This just in...Eclipse in August!

    Monday August 21st, (1pm-3pm)

    The moon is about to get in the way of the sunshine and that’s the type of natural phenomena that gets out blood pumping! 

    We will be taking a stroll up to the community garden for a two hours of games, activities and crafts while we watch the solar eclipse with special tools! 

    Viewing glasses will be provided to the FIRST 100 registered guests and we suggest bringing a blanket and a picnic lunch for the event. 

    This special event will feature astronomical fun for the whole family and it wouldn’t be a field day without our parachute, but have you ever played with a parachute and asteroids

    **Registration is required, but the event is free! We just need you to register so we know how many folks to expect!  Remember, viewing glasses will be provided to the FIRST 100 REGISTERED GUESTSe way of the sunshine and that’s the type of natural phenomena that gets out blood pumping! We will be taking a stroll up to the community garden for a two hours of games, activities and crafts while we watch the solar eclipse with special tools! Viewing glasses will be provided and we suggest bringing a blanket and a picnic lunch for the event. This special event will feature astronomical fun for the whole family and it wouldn’t be a field day without our parachute, but have you ever played with a parachute and asteroids

     

    **register online, no charge!**

     

    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 25 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    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. Imagination and our senses to explore the wonderful world of outdoors through crafts, creative play and lots of outdoor activity. Activities are different from Just Camp so you can sign up for one or both camps!  

    TUESDAY through FRIDAY August 22-25, 10am-12noon

    $100 non members

    $80 members


    • 24 Aug 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 26

    August 24th: Hot Diggity Dog – National Dog Day is on the 26th so it seems only fitting to grill up some hot dogs and discuss all things canine! What types of wild canine do we have here in Michigan? And yes, we are including all canidae including foxes! We'll end this night with a glorious howling contest. 

    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


    • 28 Aug 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 5

    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).       

    August 28th - Silly Science Time - It is never too early to learn that science can be amazing and fun! We'll explore some really fun experiments including magnetism and more!

    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 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 Aug 2017
    • 4:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 3

    SECOND SESSION

    Wild in the Woods Camp - Entering Grades 2-5

    Just as the name implies, we will get out, get active and go wild! Make your own bow and arrow, build a survival shelter, start a fire with flint and steel, launch water balloons, with our catapult, play 'capture the flag' in the woods, try your hand at fishing, search for buried treasure and learn about geocaching, raft the Paint Creek, picnic in the park, and prepare for the wildest of our summer camps. We promise your children will sleep like logs this week.

    Monday through Thursday August 28th - 31st 10am-4pm

    $170 per person non-members

    $140 per person members


    • 02 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    There’s an impressive and complex fresh water river ecosystem that we never get to see and it’s been bothering us enough to do something about it. Bring a pair of water shoes, a change of clothes, and a towel and spend some time exploring the world beneath the surface of Paint Creek .

    Sep 2     12:00-1:30pm

    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 - adults and children both. Thanks!



    • 11 Sep 2017
    • 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).       

    Get your Toes Wet, with the summer temperatures starting to fall we're running out of time to enjoy the creek! Lets roll up our pant legs and step into the rocky waters of Paint Creek and play some water games 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!




    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 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).       

    September 18th Get your Fingers Messy - Let's make a little mud and see how much fun we can have painting with 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!




    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 17 Oct 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Drama Club      Ages 8-15

    Have fun, gain confidence and get great experience as you help write a skit, 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 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17 with mandatory performances at the Hoot the evenings of October 20, 21 and 22. Afterglow party on October 24th. Registration must be completed by September 11th to participate.

    Fee:  $60 nonmembers, $50 members 

     


    • 20 Sep 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Wild Warriors                 Grades 1-5

    Swords & Shields   (September 20th) We will forge our own safety swords and shields and then learn the basics of fighting choreography so we can safely pummel one another in the woods.  

    Wild Warriors:

    Get outside and go !  Join us once a month for an exciting adventure.  We will explore a unique topic each month with hands-on activities and loads of outdoor fun. Includes a snack to keep you fueled.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 



    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 19 Oct 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Drama Club      Ages 8-15

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

    Class meets:  Thursdays 4:30-6:00 P.M

    September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 with mandatory performances at the Hoot the evenings of October 20, 21 and 22. Afterglow party on October 26th. Registration must be completed by September 11th to participate.

    Fee:  $60 nonmembers, $50 members 

     


    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Classic Campfire – 

    Sometimes the best ending for a fall week is a classic campfire with s’mores and hot dogs around the fire, share stories, and enjoy a beautiful fall evening with friends and family.

    September 22nd 7:30pm-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


    • 23 Sep 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Everyone needs a spider man, and ours is pretty cool. Learn all about our eight legged friends as we explore the skin crawlingly exciting world of arachnids with our very own Mr Erik, the spider man. He will have several of his web spinning friends present to touch, to talk to, or just observe from a distance if you’re a little skittish.

    Sept 23:  12:00-1:30pm

    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 - adults and children both. Thanks!



    • 24 Sep 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Squirrels September 24th 10:00-11am

    $7 per child non-member

    $5 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


    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 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).       

    September 25th Get your Nose On - Have you noticed that the air smells a little different in the fall? Let's get out on the trails and see if we can't find the source of all those new smells.

    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 2017
    • 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).       

    October 2nd - Watch out for Bats - Let's get a little batty by learning about these awesome flying mammals. We will even have a bat 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!




    • 08 Oct 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Now this program is right up our alley. Come and meet a few of Dinosaur Hill’s house reptiles and a few special guests that will be slithering in for an appearance. Many of our cold blooded friends can be handled by willing participants. We will take a look at and handle several animals and give many of them an afternoon snack.

    Oct. 8   12:00-1:30pm

    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 - adults and children both. Thanks!



    • 09 Oct 2017
    • 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).       

    October 9th - Watch out for Spiders - Let's get a little batty by learning about these awesome flying mammals. We will even have a bat 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!




    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    The Little Haunted House

    It is no secret...Halloween is our favorite holiday! The little log cabin will be decorated for the season with more fun than fright!  We’ll learn that things we think are scary are often an illusion!

    October 13th 7:30pm-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


    • 15 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Pumpkins October 15th 10:00-11am

    $7 per child non-member

    $5 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 Oct 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    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 and so much more!  This is a great way to get outside, have fun and experience all the best of Fall!  Please bring light colored item to stencil (tshirt or totebag etc).

    Oct. 15  1:30pm-3pm 

    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 - adults and children both. Thanks!



    • 16 Oct 2017
    • 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).       

    October 16th - Watch out for Wolves - They're the ancestors of dogs but they have their own story to tell. Plus have a howling contest!

    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 Oct 2017
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 480
    Registration is closed

    Halloween Hoot

    Have a hauntingly good time at Dinosaur Hill’s annual 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.   $7 per person

    Fri, Oct. 20  6:00 first group to 8:30 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)".


    • 21 Oct 2017
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 720
    Registration is closed

    Halloween Hoot

    Have a hauntingly good time at Dinosaur Hill’s annual 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.   $7 per person

    Saturday Oct. 21st  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)".


    • 22 Oct 2017
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 480
    Registration is closed

    Halloween Hoot

    Have a hauntingly good time at Dinosaur Hill’s annual 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.   $7 per person

    Sunday Oct. 22nd  3:30pm first group to 6:30pm 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)".


    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 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).       

    October 23rd - Watch out for Owls - These nocturnal wonders are awake after bedtime! Let's see WHO we can talk to and even feel some real owl talon and feathers.

    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 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Wild Warriors                 Grades 1-5

    Pumpkins & Catapults   (October 25th) Every great warrior needs to know how to siege a castle so we'll decorate some pumpkin projectiles and then use our catapult to decimate a tin castle.!

    Wild Warriors:

    Get outside and go !  Join us once a month for an exciting adventure.  We will explore a unique topic each month with hands-on activities and loads of outdoor fun. Includes a snack to keep you fueled.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 



    • 30 Oct 2017
    • 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).       

    October 30th - Watch out for Witches - With Halloween right around the corner we're going to have to celebrate in true Dinosaur Hill fashion by making our own magical potions!

    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 2017
    • 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).       

    November 6th - Stomp Like a Triceratops - Shake those horns on top of your head and stomp your feet...let's dance dino style!

    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 Nov 2017
    • 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).       

    November 13th - Roar Like a Raptor - With a name like speedy thief we will have to play the raptor egg relay race game while we celebrate.

    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 Nov 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Wild Warriors                 Grades 1-5

    Bows & Arrows   (November 15th) Not every battle takes place face-to-face, some occur at a range. We will head into the woods and put together our very own bows and fletch safety arrows to go along with them.

    Wild Warriors:

    Get outside and go !  Join us once a month for an exciting adventure.  We will explore a unique topic each month with hands-on activities and loads of outdoor fun. Includes a snack to keep you fueled.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 



    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Colorful Campfire

    Is it magic or is it science?  We’ll turn the fl ames of our fi re different colors and test our ability to see colors in the dark.

    November 17th 7:30pm-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


    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    Get ready for our version of the famous Turkey Trot!  We’ll gather around the campfi re and learn a bit about turkeys then don our running shoes and head out on the trail for an adventure course..there will be games, challenges and prizes all along the route. 

    Nov 18  11:00am-12:30pm 

    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 - adults and children both. Thanks!



    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Turkey November 19th 10:00-11am

    $7 per child non-member

    $5 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 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve, 333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, MI 48307
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    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 lifesize 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. 

    Nov. 19th   1:00-2:30 

    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 - adults and children both. Thanks!



    • 20 Nov 2017
    • 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).       

    November 20th - Swing your Stegosaurus Trail - One of our favorite dinosaurs. They have awesome plates covering their back and four lengthy spikes on their tail.

    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 Nov 2017
    • 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).       

    November 27th - Tyrannosaurus Dance - Time to boogey like it's the cretaceous period and have a party fit for the end of our dinosaur month!

    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!




    • 01 Dec 2017
    • 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 30
    Registration is closed

    A Matter of Survival

    Life was much harder before the world of electricity. Join us around the campfire for a night of old fashioned fun as we step back to the year 1817 for a campfire you won’t forget

    December 1st 7:30pm-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


    • 04 Dec 2017
    • 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).       

    December 4th - Teddy Bear Cave - Everybody needs a cozy cave for their teddy to hibernate in. We'll make one for teddy and try out a life sized cave of our own inside! Bring your teddy bear!

    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 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    The Story of Snow December 10th 10:00-11am

    $7 per child non-member

    $5 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 Dec 2017
    • 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).       

    December 11th - Teddy Bear Tea Party - Even a teddy bear gets thirsty. Put on a tea party for our stuffed animal friends. Don't forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal!

    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 Dec 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Wild Warriors                 Grades 1-5

    Snow & Siege   (December 13th) There is nothing more satisfying then tearing down the walls of an enemy's fort. Join us as we build up our own snow forts before sieging them with snowballs.

    Wild Warriors:

    Get outside and go !  Join us once a month for an exciting adventure.  We will explore a unique topic each month with hands-on activities and loads of outdoor fun. Includes a snack to keep you fueled.

    $15 non members

    $12 members 



    • 18 Dec 2017
    • 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).       

    December 18th - Teddy's Pet Rock - I'm sure your teddy bear gets lonely when you're playing outside so we are going to make our stuffed animal friends a friend of their own by putting together our own pet rocks to take home.

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

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

    Register for any four classes and get a discount:  

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

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




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