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 and observe the animals in their farm habitat to explore the answers to their many questions.
Story Hours for Summer 2018
Thursdays / 10 - 11 a.m.
June 28 - Down on the Farm
July 12 - Fun with Food
July 26 - Exploring the Garden
August 9 - Farm Animals
August 23 - Mother Goose
Location: MSU Tollgate Farm, Children's Garden, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
Ages: This program is designed for children ages 2-5 years old with a 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. Children over 5 years old who are interested in coming to the farm could attend our summer camp sessions.
Gear and Clothing: Work and play at the farm can be messy, but immensely satisfying! Farm-friendly clothing is recommended. You may wish to bring a picnic blanket from home for story time or they will also be provided.
Weather: Story hours will be held rain or shine. If the weather is favorable, we will gather in the Children's Garden, otherwise, in the case of rain or wet grass, we will hold story hour under the pavilion.
Parking: Please park in the large lot adjacent to Meadowbrook Road by using the vehicle entrance at the top of the hill. Proceed to walk 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.
Cost: $7.00 per child per event
Pre-registration is required and space is limited, so be sure to register early! Please only register for the dates you can commit to attending so we may accommodate as many as possible who may be interested in an opportunity to participate.
Are you interested in other farm and nature-based programs offered for preschool-age children? Check out our website for more information on our Farm Sprouts program.
Refunds are not available. All fees support MSU Tollgate Farm Early Childhood Programs. Thank you!
Earlybird registration for MSU Tollgate Children's Garden Story Hour starts May 1, 2018
Normal registration starts May 1, 2018
The last day for registration is 11:59 p.m. on August 1, 2018
Earlybird group registration for MSU Tollgate Children's Garden Story Hour starts May 1, 2018
Normal group registration starts May 1, 2018
The last day for group registration is 11:59 p.m. on August 1, 2018
Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.
For information about MSU Tollgate Children's Garden Story Hour, please contact the MSU Extension Tollgate Early Childhood Programs Office at 248-347-0269 ext. 230 or email Brooke Larm at email@example.com.