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Trick or Treat Along the Trail
Oct
25
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 10/25/2014    Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Costume clad little one will experience interpretive stops along the Nature Trails with a Halloween theme. Upon your return to the Nature Center enjoy cider and donuts and fall activities. Program is geared toward small children.

Call 810-227-8917 for times.

Fee: $6 per child and $3 per adult

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Fun on the Farm - Halloween Party
Oct
30
Type Farm Center
When / Where Thu 10/30/2014  10am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

This program is especially for the little ones. We will have story time, a craft and an activity. It's time for toddlers to "trick or treat" all around the farm. Play a Halloween game or two, visit a "haunted" barn and you can even take your picture with our own friendly Jack O' Lantern. Our special spooky party even includes an animal parade. Fee: $5 per person. No registration necessary. For more information, please call 248-684-8632.

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Snacks with Santa Ticket Sales Begin
Nov
1
Type Kensington Farm Center
When / Where Sat 11/01/2014  8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Ticket sales for Snacks with Santa will begin on a 1st come 1st serve basis when the Park Office opens at 8 am. Ticket sales over the phone will begin at 8 am on November 2nd. The Snacks with Santa program involves a visit with Santa, a snack, a hayride or sleigh ride, and sing holiday songs.  The program is December 20 & 21 at 10:30am, 12pm, or 2pm.

Tickets are $10 per person and are non-refundable/non-exchangeable. Everyone is required to have a ticket, regardless of age. You will have the choice of having the snack portion of the program first or the hayride portion of the program first. We will need the names of all the individuals that tickets will be purchased for; if you do not currently have a list of names please provide the receptionist with a contact person’s name and phone number so that a list of names can be obtained in the future.

If you choose to purchase tickets in person, cash, personal check with proper identification (made out to H.C.M.A.), money order, Visa, MasterCard or Discover will be accepted. Phone orders, beginning November 2, will be accepted with a credit card payment only. If you purchase tickets over the phone they will be mailed to you with your credit card receipt. Tickets can not be held; they must be paid for at the time of request. Please call the Park Office at 810-227-8910 if you should have any questions.

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Webelos: Forester
Nov
1-2
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/01/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/02/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration required.

Fee: $5 per scout

 

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Webelos: Outdoorsman
Nov
8-9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/08/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 11/09/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

All requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Homeschool: Autumn Animals
Nov
13
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 11/13/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Experience the needs of animals and their survival strategies as they prepare for the coming winter. Students will have a chance to interact with live reptiles.

Ages: 8 to 10                                Fee: $5 per student

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Leave No Trace Camping for Scouts
Nov
15
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/15/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Learn how to camp without damaging the land. Dress for the weather. Pre-registration required.

Age: 10 and up                                Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Chickadee Chow-Down
Nov
22-29
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 11/22/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Fri 11/28/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 11/29/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

In winter, a variety of songbirds will actually take sunflower seeds from your hands. Bird Seed will be provided for this short walk along the nature trails.

Ages: All                                        Fee: $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Brownies: Hiker
Nov
23
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sun 11/23/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Thanksgiving Appreciation Day
Nov
27
Type Special Event
When / Where
Description

The Metroparks have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving... YOU! In honor of your patronage, all 13 Metroparks will waive vehicle entry fees and boat launch fees on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 27.

 

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Junior Girl Scouts: Animal Habitat
Dec
6
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/06/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program. Pre-registration is required.

Fee: $5 per scout

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Homeschool: Winter Birds
Dec
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 12/11/2014  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Explore animal adaptations, structures and functions through the life of birds. Learn how animals protect themselves, how they get food and why they look the way they do with experiential indoor games, and an outdoor hike.

Ages: 8 - 10                                Fee: $5 per student    

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

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Winter Birding for Beginners
Dec
13
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/13/2014  8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Birding is an activity that offers exercise, challenge and even adventure. It's also fun. The basics of birds and birding will be covered in a three-hour session, both inside and outside. Bring binoculars.

Ages: All                                       Fee: $4 per person

To register or for more information, please call 810-227-8917.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.
 

 

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Snacks with Santa
Dec
20-21
Type Farm Center
When / Where Sat 12/20/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/20/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  10:30am  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  12pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/21/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

A Holiday season tradition at the Farm! Each visit includes a hayride or sleigh ride, a holiday sing-a-long (complete with cozy blankets, song sheets and jingle bells), snacks (fruit, cookies, juice, hot cocoa, and coffee), and most importantly, a visit with Santa by our Christmas tree!

Tickets are only available in advance at the Park Office (beginning Saturday, November 1), and can be purchased over the phone (beginning Sunday, November 2) using your MasterCard, Visa or Discover card. Call 810-227-8910 for ticket sales and info. Once on sale, tickets go fast!

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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Hayrides for the Holidays
Dec
26...
Type Farm Center
When / Where Fri 12/26/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/27/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sun 12/28/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Mon 12/29/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Tue 12/30/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Wed 12/31/2014  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Thu 01/01/2015  12pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Cabin fever? Kids on break? Come out and play! We're running hayrides, or sleigh rides if there is enough snow, all week. Standard hayride rates apply. See Page 6 in the Farm Center Newsletter. For additional information, please call 248-684-8632.

A Metroparks vehicle entry permit is required to enter any Metropark and is only $30 annually for regular admission, $20 annually for seniors or $7 daily.

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