Summer environmental programs at the Rochester Hills Museum

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm is hosting a number of different environmental programs this summer. Admission fees to summer environmental programs are free for Museum Members or $5 for adults, $3 for children (5+), and $3 for seniors (60+) for non-members. To register for any of these summer environmental programs call (248) 656-4663 or e-mail 

Fascinating Frogs and Toads
Saturday, June 30 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Can you tell the difference between a frog and a toad? Hop on over to the Museum and join us as we investigate how frogs and toads are different and what there role is in the ecosystem. Fascinating Frogs will include a story, craft, and nature walk.

Terrific Turtles
Saturday, July 31 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Did you know that Michigan’s state reptile is a turtle! At Terrific Turtles, guests will learn about the different species of turtles we have in Michigan and what species can be found in the Rochester area. This program will include indoor and outdoor activities, a story, and a walk along our creek for evidence of turtles.

Evening Nature Talk and Walk
Saturday, August 25 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
How are animals able to find their food at night without running into trees and other objects? Come and learn the illuminating answer at the Museum. The Organization for Bat Conservation will provide a LIVE animal show from 7:00 – 8:00 pm on Michigan’s nocturnal animals. Following the OBC show, the Museum staff will be leading some fun outdoor activities. The deadline to register for Evening Nature Talk and Walk is Monday August 20th.