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 2020 Program Series - We will be postponing the opening of registration until further notice due to the evolving COVID-19 situation. 

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

June 25 - Farm Animals

July 9 - Fun with Food

July 23 - Down on the Farm

August 6 - Exploring the Garden

August 20 - 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

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 MSU Tollgate Farm Director to apply)

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. Site signage will guide you 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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