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 holidays
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.
Nature Program Offerings & Online Registration
Night Hikes (Full Moon Fridays)
Don’t forget to explore the Nature Center, open until 7pm on Hayride nights. Please register in advance, hayrides fill quickly. Large groups can reserve weekday or weekend rides by calling
(248) 477-1135. Register Online with Activity Code: 111215
Fridays, Sept 20 - Nov 1
Ages: All Ages (under 2, free), $5/person
Hayride Central Flyer
Don't miss the night time fun! Experience an entirely new world as we head out into the night seardching for nocturnal creatures, constellations in the night sky, and mysterious sounds in the woods.
Fridays, Sept 13 - Nov 15
Ages: 5+, $3/person
Full Moon Fridays Flyer
Wellness Walk and Talk
A FREE health inspired program with Beaumont Health. Health care professionals provide brief indoor presentations on topics of interest, then answer questions and engage in informal conversation with attendees on a 30 minute "wellness walk" through the Heritage Park trails.No need to register, just show up!
Oct 17 - 11:30am
Wellness Walk and Talk October Flyer
Early Childhood Programs
Young children are enccouraged to explore their creativity through this hands-on child and parent class.Each sessio will explore a new theme through a variety of media incng drawing, paining and more.
Saturdays, Oct 19 - Nov 19, 10-11 am
Saturdays, Nov 16 - Dec14, 10-11 am
Ages: 3-5, $50/$60
Experience the magic of the natural world with your Little Trekkers! Children and adults will discover a new nature theme each week with storytime, outdoor exploration and nature-inspired art projects!
Tuesdays, Sept 17 - Nov 5, 10-11:30 am
Wednesdays, Sept 18 - Nov 6, 10-11:30 am
Ages: 1-4, $50/$55
Nature's Little Artists
Explore thee natural world of art with your child. Each week we will discover a different nature theme, While using a variety of art mediums to craft masterpieces. We will even experience the great outdoors during class!
Mondays, Sept 16 - Nov 14, 10-11:30 am
Ages: 3-5, $65/$75
Allow your yong explorer to experience the natural world! Children explore a different theme each week as they discover and investigate along the trails.
Thursdays, Sept 19 - Nov 7, 9:30-11:30 am
Thursdays, Sept 19 - Nov 7, 2-4 pm
Ages: 3-5, $70/$80
Register for Early Childhood Programs ONLINE
Early Childhood Programs Schedule
School/Youth Program Offerings
School Programs Brochure
Call the Nature Center to reserve a private scout program or register for our Public Scout Saturdays ONLINE
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!
Nature Birthday Party Flyer
STEM in Nature
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.
Watch a video
Homeschool Nature Program
Enrich your child’s knowledge and connection with the natural world. A naturalist will lead hands-on, memorable experiences outdoors with a different nature theme and STEM activities each week.
Tuesdays, Sept 17 - Nov 19, 1:30-3:00 pm
Ages: 6-12, $50/child
Wednesdays, Sept 18- Nov 20, 2:30-4:00 pm
Ages: 12-16, $50/child
Homeschool Nature Program Flyer
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
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
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
Check out the latest episode of "Nature in the Hills" on the Farmington Hills YouTube channel