Online pre-registration is encouraged to reserve your spots. Online registration closes the day before at 12pm. We cannot guarantee spots will be available if you drop-in the morning-of the program, as registration is first come, first serve. Please call the morning of the program if you would like to drop-in to ensure openings are available at 616-735-6240. It is encouraged to register over the phone if spots are available day-of.
Bring your toddlers and preschoolers out to meet other families during Blandford Nature Center’s Nature Buds (formerly called Toddler Time) where you will explore different themes of nature each session with a Blandford staff guide. Please stop in at the Visitor Center to find out where we will be meeting. This program will include a story and touchable learning materials or craft! Please come prepared for a short guided hike where your toddler can explore the theme of the class! Weather permitting, we will end in our Nature Nook for self-guided free play. Registration for this program includes admission to walk the trails and the Wildlife Education Center inside the Visitor Center! Dress for the weather!
Please note that this program is designed for children ages 1-4 and their caregivers. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Older children are welcome but should be prepared for the slower pace of this program. Children under 12 months are free, but registration is required for all participants, including adults and infants.
Child Members: $8
Child Non-Members: $10
Adult Member: Free
Adult Non-member: $3
12 Months and Under: Free (registration still required)
Please Note: This program will take place mainly outdoors, but may also include an indoor location. In the event of severe weather, this program will be cancelled, and participants will be notified of their refund options.