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Nature Center

Logo - Nature Center24915 Farmington Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 473-1870

Heritage Park Map

COVID-19 Updated Information (Updated Dec 20, 2021):

The Farmington Hills Nature Center is OPEN to the public with modifications for health and safety due to the pandemic.Nature Display

Farmington Hills Special Services is committed to the health and safety all participants, staff and community members. We will continue to follow proper safety, cleaning, and social distancing guidelines as provided by the CDC, State of Michigan and Oakland County. We request that all Nature Center visitors wear a mask indoors.

FREE Public Drop-in Hours are now available:
  • Tuesday-Saturday from 10am-4pm
  • Sunday from Noon-4pm
The Nature Center is CLOSED on Mondays (Dec-Mar) and City Holidays.

The Nature Center is LOCATED at 24915 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills, 48336 in beautiful Heritage Park, adjacent to the Day Camp building.

Nature Center Program Offerings - Nature programs are offered year-round and change seasonally. Our nature interpretive staff is happy to assist you any questions you may have.

Nature Center Newsletter

Nature Center Activities Guide
Reserve the Fire Pit/Gathering Area
Folks can reserve the fire pit and gathering area for $30/2 hours ($10 for each additional hour) year-round! The Park Ranger can help start the fire or groups can start it on their own. Wood provided. The Nature Center also offers add-ons to fire pit reservations including guided campfire programs, sunset strolls, night hikes or general nature tours. Call the Nature Center (248) 473-1870 for more info, reservations and pricing.

School/Youth Program OfferingsSchool Group Outside

Call the Nature Center (248) 473-1870 or email for updated info and reservations

Guided Nature Progams Brochure
Scout Programs Flyer

Self-Guided Nature Programs

Farmington Public Schools have partnered with the Farmington Hills Nature Center to create grade-level specific nature walks and scavenger hunts that provide fun and learning.
The Self-Guided Nature Walks align with FPS curriculum and focus on lessons that students are currently learning in science classes. Each walk has a guide featuring a map and questions that can be asked along the way to support science classroom learning. Plus, it’s a great way to get outside and combine family fun with science lessons!

 FPS Kindergarten Self-Guided Nature Walk - Living it Up
 FPS 1st Grade Self-Guided Nature Walk - Feature Factor
 FPS 2nd Grade Self-Guided Nature Walk - Shifting Sands
 FPS 3rd Grade Self-Guided Nature Walk - No Place Like Home
 FPS 4th Grade Self-Guided Nature Walk - Energy Scavenger Hunt
 FPS 5th Grade Self-Guided Nature Walk - Changes

Nature Center Volunteers

Volunteer Days Schedule

Interested in becoming a Volunteer Nature Guide? Fill out the Volunteer Application and email.

Call (248) 473-1870 for more info or to organize a private volunteer day for your business or organization.

Naturalist Club Meeting Schedule 2021-2022

Nature Education Series - ADULTS

Broaden your horizons and enhance your nature knowledge! Explore a new topic each month. We will cover the basics during a FREE, VIRTUAL Zoom presentation. Then join us for an in-depth IN-PERSON program to dive deeper into the topic. You can register for both the VIRTUTAL and the IN-PERSON class OR attend one or the other. Each class will have a different focus. Open to all skill levels. Pre-registration required.
VIRTUAL webinars (FREE-click the link to join on night of class)

Coyotes - Tue. Jan 4, 7-7:45pm
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Owls - Tue. Feb 1, 7-7:45pm
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Winter Trees - Tue. Mar 1, 7-7:45pm
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IN-PERSON workshops (click the link to pre-register, required)

Coyotes - Tue. Jan 11, 6:30-8pm
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Owls - Tue. Feb 8, 6:30-8pm
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Winter Trees - Tue. Mar 8, 6:30-8pm
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