Programs For All Ages

Tap into history and welcome spring with Stage Nature Center’s popular annual Rent-a-Maple event! Help support our sugar bush by “leasing” a tapped maple tree. Your name will hang on a tapped tree during the syrup season to acknowledge your generous support.

You are invited to tap your “leased” tree at the SNC on Feb. 29 – hot cocoa & donuts will be provided.

Rent-a-Maple packages will be available for pick-up at the SNC starting on February 29 and will include:
A spile for tree tapping at home
One pint of pure maple syrup
Maple sugar candy
Other special surprises
A “certificate of appreciation”

Leases are available at $50 per tree and must be purchased by January 30.

PLEASE NOTE: Holiday gift leases must be purchased by December 18 to receive a “certificate of appreciation”.

TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

To purchase, please click here or call the SNC at 248.688.9703.

To download the Rent-a-Maple registration form, please click the link below.

2020 Rent a maple registration form

Troy Nature Society Photo Club volunteers will lead a guided tour through the Stage Nature Center. Meet in the parking lot at the nature center by 8 am and bring your camera. All ages are invited. Dress for the weather as the walk takes place entirely outdoors.

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Ages: All

Fee: $2; TNS Member Fee: Free

TNS Members: Use Promo Code MEMBER19 for discount pricing.

Click here to register for Dec 7

Click here to register for Jan 4

Click here to register for Feb 1

Click here to register for Mar 7

Enjoy some screen-free time while exploring the natural world. Together we will participate in hands-on, outdoor experiences to investigate different nature-related topics.

Join us in January to explore the birds found at the nature center. We will learn about bird identification and observe birds at the bird feeders and on the trails to contribute our findings to Audubon’s annual Christmas Bird Count.
Click here to register for Bird Watching on Jan 4

Join us in February to discover and celebrate nature’s winter sleepers, including the groundhog! On the trail, we will explore the habitat of hibernating wildlife.
Click here to register for Hibernation on Feb 2

Age: Recommended for Ages 5 & up; All ages welcome

Registration is on a month-to-month basis. Adults must register and remain with their children.

TNS Member Fee: $4; Non-Member Fee: $6

TNS Members: Use Promo Code MEMBER20 for discount

Join us on this tour to visit the 5 rehabilitated owls that call the Stage Nature Center home. This tour gives you a chance to learn more about the different owl species, reasons why they each live in captivity, explore their different personalities, and get your owl questions answered.

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

Ages: Recommended for ages 3- Adult

Fee: $2

Space is limited. Registrations may fill before the day of the program. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.

Tour begins exactly on time. There is no admittance after the tour begins. Refunds and exchanges are not available.

Click here to register for Nov 16 SOLD OUT!

Click here to register for Jan 4

Click here to register for Feb 2 

Join Warren Astronomical Society member Marty Kunz as he leads you on a journey deep into the winter night sky. You will explore winter constellations, deep space objects and other astronomical phenomena. Telescopes will be provided; however, you are welcome to bring your own. Marty will help you learn the ins and outs of your telescope. This program will occur reglardless of the sky conditions. Be sure to dress for winter weather. Coffee and hot chocolate will be supplied.

This is a family program; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Each person participating must enroll and pay the fee.

Ages: 8-Adult

Fee: $8; TNS Member Fee: $6

TNS Members: Use Promo Code MEMBER20 for discount

Click here to register 

Have you heard the trill and whinny of the Eastern Screech-Owl or the deep, soft hoot of the Great Horned Owl? Join us as we immerse ourselves into the nighttime world of the owl and discover what makes them so unique. We will first meet one of our resident owls up close and personal. Then we will brave the cold and prowl the trails to listen and look for these elusive raptors that call the grounds of the Stage Nature Center home. Afterward, we will warm up inside with coffee and hot chocolate. Be sure to dress for winter weather.

This is a family program; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Each person participating must enroll and pay the fee.

Ages: 5-Adult

Fee: $12; TNS Member Fee: $10

TNS Members: Use Promo Code MEMBER20 for discount

Click here to register for Jan 18

Click here to register for Feb 7 

Night Nature Alliance staff will present this program which allows attendees to see exotic nocturnal animals that are common in the pet trade. Once purchased, these animals are often relinquished. Their goal is for prospective pet owners to make informed decisions regarding all of these animals’ requirements.

This is a family program; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Each person participating must enroll and pay the fee.

Ages: 3 years – Adult

Fee: $12; TNS member Fee: $10

TNS Members: Use Promo Code MEMBER20 for discount pricing.

Click here to register 

Have you ever found an unaccompanied baby bird or an injured bird, and wondered what to do? Meet Marg Sapp, a USFW and DNR-permitted wild bird rehabilitator and founder of Wild Wings Rehabilitation to learn this and more. Wild Wings helps songbirds of all ages to fly free again. Two teaching pigeons will also visit to help debunk the stigma of commonly disliked birds like blue jays, crows and pigeons.

This is a family program; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Each person participating must enroll and pay the fee.

Ages: 5 years – Adult
Fee: $8; TNS member Fee: $6

TNS Members: Use Promo Code MEMBER20 for discount pricing.

Click here to register 

WATCH THIS SPACE – MORE NATURE EDUCATION PROGRAMS COMING SOON!

Stage Nature Center is operated by the Troy Nature Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Troy, MI. Please consider donating today!