MSU Tollgate Children’s Garden Story Hour 2018

Date: June 28, 2018 - August 23, 2018
Time: 10 -11 a.m.
Location: MSU Tollgate Farm, Children's Garden, 28115 Meadowbrook Road, Novi, MI 48377
Contact: MSU Extension Tollgate Early Childhood Programs Office, 248-347-0269 ext. 230, Brooke Larm at

Join us at MSU Tollgate Farm for summer story hour! Novi Public Library will be partnering with us to share stories about life on the farm. Children will have the opportunity to participate in engaging 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 and observe the animals in their farm habitat to explore the answers to their many questions.

Story Hours for Summer 2018


June 28 - Down on the Farm 
July 12 - Fun with Food
July 26 - Exploring the Garden 
August 9 - Farm Animals 
August 23 - Mother Goose

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 that all who are interested have an opportunity to join us.

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!


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