In Partnership with Novi Public Library
Toddlers and preschoolers, ages 2-5 years old, are invited to join us for stories and songs about life on the farm followed by the opportunity to engage in activities, such as process-based art, sensory experiences, experiments, and games. Who has a built-in comb? Who lives in a burrow? Who can sleep standing up? Children will have the opportunity to interact with featured animals to explore the answers to their many questions.
Summer 2019 Schedule
Stay tuned for details! If you would like to receive our Early Childhood Education newsletter to receive news of programs, events, and open registrations, such as Children's Garden Story Hour, please email the Early Childhood Coordinator to be added to the contact list.
Summer 2018 Schedule
Bi-weekly on Thursdays / 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
June 28 - Farm Animals
July 12 - Fun with Food
July 26 - Down on the Farm
August 9 - Exploring the Garden
August 23 - Mother Goose (with a wagon ride around the farm to celebrate the end of the season!)
Location: MSU Tollgate Farm, Children's Garden and Pavilion, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
Ages: This program is designed for children ages 2-5 years old with parent/caregiver. Children under 2 years old are welcome to accompany their parents and join in with the story/animal visit portions of the program.
Gear and Clothing: Work and play at the farm can be messy, but immensely satisfying! Farm-friendly clothing is recommended. We encourage you to bring a picnic blanket from home for story time. We will provide some as well.
Weather: Story hours will be held rain or shine.
Parking: Please park in the large lot adjacent to Meadowbrook Road by using the vehicle entrance at the top of the hill. Proceed to follow the signage by walking toward the silo and down the steps towards the Children's Garden area. A staff member will be available to direct and assist as necessary.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM. We look forward to seeing you for fun and learning on the farm this summer!