Nature Centers

​​Due to mandates from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Oakland County Executive Dave Coulter, Oakland County Parks and Recreation is making operational changes that are in the best interest of the health and safety of the public and our employees. Red Oaks Nature Center and Wint Nature Center are closed until further notice, but the trails around both nature centers remain open. Thank you for your patience as we implement changes to protect our visitors and staff. 

LATE FALL 2020 NATURE EDUCATION PROGRAMS

FALL 2020 HOMESCHOOL CURRICULUM

Education, creativity and imagination create unique outdoor experiences at two nature centers, Red Oaks Nature Center in Madison Heights and Wint Nature Center in Clarkston. 

The nature centers offer family nature programs, exhibits including native live animals and classroom space. Both centers are linked to trail systems that invite visitors to explore the outdoors. Scout Badge Day prog​rams are offered for Daisies, Brownies, Junior Girl Scouts, Tigers, Wolves, Bears and Webelos. Wild Birthday Parties at R​ed​ Oaks and Win​t Nature Centers focus on nature themes and are available for children, ages 4-12.

Nature Center Brochure

Field Trips​

Programs are available by appointment year-round for a nominal fee to school and youth groups, preschoolers, homeschoolers, scouts, seniors, church organizations and more. StarLab, an inflatable planetarium, is a field trip option.​

Red Oaks Nature Center Wild Birthday Parties

Wint Nature Center Wild Birthday Parties​

Field Trip Options

Badge Day

StarLab

Red Oaks Nature Center Trail Map

Click here for additional information for Red Oaks Nature Center and Wint Nature Center​.

Volunteer at the Nature Center

 Red Oaks Nature Center

30300 Hales St.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
248-585-0100

(Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Tuesday-Friday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday
10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday
Noon-5 p.m.

(Labor Day-Memorial Day)
Tuesday-Saturday

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday
Noon-5 p.m.​

 Wint Nature Center

9501 Sashabaw Road
Clarkston, MI 48348
248-625-6473
(Memorial Day-Labor Day)

Tuesday-Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday
1-5 p.m.​

(Labor Day-Memorial Day)​
Friday-Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday
1-5 p.m.​