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Fun on the Farm Halloween Party October 30 at 10 am, no registration necessary, $5 per child. It's time for the 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. Costumes are encouraged!

2015 Permits are on sale now!

To reach the Kensington Golf Course please call 810-227-8916 or click here.

The American Sailing Institute's Learn to Sail classes begin mid-May. Click here for more information.


 

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Events Calendar

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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Winter Solstice Campfire for Scouts
Dec
19
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 12/19/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Celebrate the longest night of the year and the official arrival of winter with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

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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Winter Solstice Campfire
Dec
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 12/20/2014  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Celebrate the longest night of the year and the official arrival of winter with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Ages: All                                        Fee: $5 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 and Nature Centers
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 and Nature Centers
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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Chickaee Chow-Down
Dec
26-27
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 12/26/2014  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 12/27/2014  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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New Year's Bird Count
Jan
3
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/03/2015  8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Bring binoculars and suitable dress to participate in a census of Kensington's birds. Experienced leaders will guide teams to various parts of the park. Beginners welcome!

Ages: All                           Fee: FREE!

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: The Ecology of Cold
Jan
8
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 01/08/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Learn about the basic needs of animals in winter and the characteristics and behaviors that help them survive. Students will have a chance to interact with live reptiles.

Age: 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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Chickadee Chow-Down
Jan
10
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/10/2015  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.

Age: 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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Webelos: Forester
Jan
17
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/17/2015  2pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Requirements for this badge will be met during this indoor/outdoor program.

Fee:  $5 per scout

Pre-registration required. 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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Basics of Ice Fishing
Jan
24...
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 01/24/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 01/31/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/07/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Sat 02/14/2015  1pm-4pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

A chance for beginners to learn about ice fishing, then wet a line! Bring ice fishing poles and dress for the weather. Ice conditions permitting. A fishing license is required for those 17 years of age and older.

Age: 6 and up                        Fee: $5 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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Homeschool: The Living Food Chain
Feb
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 02/12/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Student will learn about food chains and webs and make their own. Live examples of various levels of the food chain will be displayed.

Age: 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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Webelos: Naturalist
Feb
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/21/2015  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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Chickadee Chow-Down
Feb
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 02/28/2015  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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Beginning with Bluebirds
Mar
7
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/07/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Last year Kensington was home to over 200 of these beautiful songbirds. Learn more about them and how you can help bluebirds in your area. Then stay to build your own bluebird box, if you wish. The $10 kit fee includes materials; please bring a phillips screwdriver. Pre-registration is required.

Ages: 10 and up                Fee: $3 per person and $10 kit

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: Animal Adaptations
Mar
12
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 03/12/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Using mounts and hands-on activities, we'll take a look at how adaptations help shape the way an animal looks and acts. Students will divide into groups and "build a bird" demonstrating understanding of various adaptations.

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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Webelos: Outdoorsman
Mar
14
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/14/2015  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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Spring Equinox Campfire for Scouts
Mar
20
Type Nature Center
When / Where Fri 03/20/2015  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Celebrate the official arrival of spring with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

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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Spring Equinox Campfire
Mar
21
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/21/2015  7pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

The days are getting longer and the nights are getting shorter. Celebrate the official arrival of spring with a campfire, games, snacks and more!

Fee: $5 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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Earth Hour Astronomy
Mar
28
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 03/28/2015  8pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

 

Celebrate international "lights out" night with an astronomy program. An indoor program will be followed by outdoor viewing. Pre-registration required.

Ages: 6 and up                         Fee: $5 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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Webelos: Geologist
Apr
4
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/04/2015  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: Critter Conversations
Apr
9
Type Nature Center
When / Where Thu 04/09/2015  1pm  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Listen to all that springtime animal chatter! Birds are singing and frogs are calling. Let's head out into the woods to discover what's going on at this busy time of year.

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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Night at the Nature Center for Girl Scouts
Apr
11
Type Nature Center
When / Where Sat 04/11/2015  7pm-8am  Kensington Metropark
Location Kensington Metropark
Description

Enjoy an overnight adventure at the nature center. Evening activities include a campfire, night hike, calling owls, games, and a snack. Then camp out in the Great Blue Heron Classroom. In the morning enjoy a continental style breakfast.

Fee: $30 per scout, $15 per chaperone

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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