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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 holidays

Nature 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

Winter/Spring Programs                                    Spring Flowers

Junior Naturalists Club
Enrich your child's natural curiosity and encourage outdoor exploration.
Discover new topics each month and earn a key chain badge for completing this nature program. After earning three badges, get a prize!  Register here!
April 13, 10am -11:30am
Ages: 5-11 , $8/child (drop-ins welcome $10/child)

Scout Saturdays
Complete badge requirements with the help of a naturalist!  Each session is filled with interactive activities. Learn more here!
April 13, 10am -11:30am
Topic: Brownies-Hiker  
Please pre-register online

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!
April 18,  Noon-1pm
Ages: Adult 

Woodcock Walk
Experience the magic and excitement of the Woodcock bird's unique mating dance!  Take a guided hike to their breeding grounds where we will listen and search for these elusive birds!
April 18, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Ages 5+, $3/person

Birding Basics 
Experience the wonder of spring migration as birds return to Heritage Park.  Get the basics of birding from the tools you 'll need to tips on how to find interesting birds.  Be sure to dress for the outdoors! Learn more here!
May 5, 1pm-2:30pm
Ages: 7-Adult , $3/person

Snowshoe Rentals Available! Call the Nature Center for more info

School/Youth Program Offerings

Nature Homeschool
Tuesdays, March 26 - June 5
1:30pm - 3:00pm (NEW TIME)
Ages:  6 - 12 yr
Fee:  $55/child (Drop-ins welcome, $8/child)
Register now to guarantee your spot

School Group Outside

School Programs Brochure

Scout Programs

Boy Scouts Outside

Scout Programs

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.

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Nature Center Volunteers

Volunteer Days Schedule and Bluebird Monitor Training Night, 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 1 year old for Nature Preschool or adults can join one of our Naturalist Clubs.

Nature Preschool
Homeschool Program
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