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Nature Center

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24915 Farmington Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 477-1135
Fax: (248) 477-1134

Heritage Park Map

Mon - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM and Sun Noon - 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays (Dec-Mar) and most holidaysNature Display

The Farmington Hills Nature Center highlights interpretive exhibits reflecting our natural world such as a life-sized animal habitat, a backyard habitat bird viewing area, native fish aquariums, a nature library and activity table as well as a hands-on touch table and Discovery Cove.

Nature programs are offered year-round and change seasonally. Our nature interpretive staff is more than willing to field any questions you may have. Located at 24915 Farmington Rd., Farmington Hills, 48336 in beautiful Heritage Park, adjacent to the Day Camp building.

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Nature Program Offerings & Online Registration

SnowShoe Trek

Join other winter enthusiasts as we explore the woods on snowshoes! Lesson and naturalist guide provided. A small charge for snowshoe rental. If no snow, we will walk the nature trails.

Sunday, Feb 2 & 9, 1-2:30pm
Ages:6 to Adult, $5 or $10/person with snowshoe rental

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Nature Makerspace

Design, create and make using nature as inspiration ta solve real-world chal1enges. Makerspace learning is driven by children's natural curiosity and desire to make things. Tbe Nature Center is becoming a unique hub for young scientists and engineers to dream, plan, invent and test. What will they create? A great way to spend 1/2 day ff school!

Friday, Feb 14, 2-3pm
Friday, March 13, 2-3pm
Ages: 6+, Free Program
Location:  Farmington Hills

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Stroll with your Sweetheart

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with an evening hike at Heritage Park. On a guided hike, discover the courtship and mating behaviors of native animals!

Friday, Feb 14, 7:30pm-8:30pm
Ages: Adults, $5/Person

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Bluebird Monitor Training

Volunteers observe bluebird nesting boxes throughout the park. During weekly visits to your box, you will collect important data, helping birds across the country! Training & materials provided during the class.

Thursday, February 27, 6-8 pm
Ages: All Ages, Free
Location : Farmington Hills

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Maple Sugaring In Your Own Backyard

Celebrate one of the first signs of Spring. Discover the basics of making maple syrup from your own Maple tree. We will identify and select a Maple tree, collect the sap, boil it down, and turn it into delicious syrup. The afternoon will finish with a PURE maple syrup treat and some materials to get you started at home!

Sunday, March 1, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, March 1, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, March 1, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Sunday, March 1, 5 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sunday, March 1, 5 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sunday, March 1, 5 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Age: All ages, $7.00/person (2 & under Free)

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Early Childhood ProgramsEarly Childhood Programs

Register for Early Childhood Programs ONLINE

School/Youth Program OfferingsSchool Group Outside

School Programs Brochure


Scout Programs

Scout Programs

Call the Nature Center to reserve a private scout program or register for our Public Scout Saturdays ONLINE


Nature Birthday Parties Nature Birthday Parties

One of our most popular programs! Party themes include Archery, Hayrides, Crazy Critters, Wild Senses and more! Parties are available year-round. Reserve your party today, dates fill up fast!

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STEM in NatureSTEM

The Farmington Hills Nature Center is excited to offer "STEM in Nature" experiences, with support from the Bosch Community Fund. Nature is a compelling context, as it provides a diverse range of real world challenges that engage kids in hands-on opportunities to apply and reinforce STEM skills.

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Nature Center Volunteers

Volunteer Days Schedule and Organization Volunteer Form, lead Nature Programs or just help out around the center! Call (248) 477-1135 for more info.

Naturalists at any Age Kids in Garden

Enrich you & your child's curiosity for the natural world at every age! Register children as young as one year old for Nature Preschool or adults can join one of our Naturalist Clubs.

Jr. Naturalist Club
Coffee and Stroll
Farmington Area Naturalist Club

Nature Discovery Trail

Trail Signpost

Explore nature using your senses along the Nature discover Trail! Next to the Nature Center you'll find a Native American Longhouse, Mystery Smell Boxes, a Rocks & Fossil dig pit and much more to discover along the trail!

Nature in the Hills

VideoCheck out the latest episode of "Nature in the Hills" on the Farmington Hills YouTube channel