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Nature Center

Logo - Nature Center24915 Farmington Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
Phone: (248) 477-1135
Fax: (248) 477-1134

Heritage Park Map

COVID-19 Updated Information:

The Farmington Hills Nature Center will open to the public starting on Wednesday, June 24 with adjusted hours for summer 2020. All Nature Center programs and reservations are canceled through June. A selection of modified public programs will be offered in July and August (see list below).

  • The Nature Center will be open to families for private tours by appointment only Monday - Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Drop-in visits will not be available during these times. To learn more and to schedule your Exclusive Nature Center Experience register in advance online at  Fee required.
  • The Nature Center will also host free, drop-in hours (no appointment necessary) Monday – Friday from 4:00pm - 6:30pm and Saturday & Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm for up to 10 visitors at time. First come, first served.

Nature DisplayThe 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, and live animal displays. All hands-on exhibits and activity areas have been removed or modified for safety during your visit. Activity bins are provided during appointment hours only.

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

Kids Fishing Day 2020

Fishing info for Families
Click here to register for Kids Fishing Day

Updated Summer Nature Programs

Canceled until further notice

  • Farmington Area Naturalist Club
  • Scout Programs
  • Nature Birthday Parties
  • Star Parties

School/Youth Program OfferingsSchool Group Outside

Call the Nature Center (248) 477-1135 or email for updated info and reservations


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.

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