Story Hour

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

Bi-weekly on Thursdays / 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. 

June 27 - Farm Animals

July 11 - Fun with Food

July 25 - Down on the Farm

August 8 - Exploring the Garden

August 22 - Mother Goose with a wagon ride around the farm to celebrate the end of the season!

This program is full! PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ATTEND. Thank you for your interest!

If you would like to receive our Early Childhood Education newsletter to receive news of programs, events, and open registrations, please email the Early Childhood Coordinator to be added to the contact list.

Location: MSU Tollgate Farm, Children's Garden and Pavilion, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377

Cost: $10 (includes one child and one accompanying adult: note this program is designed for children ages 2-5 years old; all siblings 2 years older will need to be registered separately; siblings under 2 years old are free; financial support available to support participation - please email the Early Childhood Coordinator to inquire)

Ages: This program is designed for children ages 2-5 years old to be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. 

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 light rain or shine! Please check your email regarding cancellation due to inclement weather.

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. 

We look forward to seeing you for fun and learning on the farm this summer!     
    

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