Family fun at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm Thanksgiving Weekend

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be opening their holiday exhibits and presenting an environmental program Thanksgiving weekend. Admission to the exhibit and environmental program are free for museum members, $5 for adults, $3 for students, and $3 for seniors.  Friday, November 25 will be opening day of the Museum’s massive model train exhibit, Get on Board. The Stoney Creek Model Railroad Club has been planning the upcoming model train exhibit all year and can’t wait to … [Read more...]

‘Starry Starry Night’ Shines at Rochester Hills Museum 

Join Patrick Endres, Rochester Hills Museum’s environmental educator, as he teaches guests about what they can see in the night sky during Starry Starry Night on Tuesday, December 29 from 7 - 8:30 p.m. A telescope will be available to look through, but guests are encouraged to bring their own telescopes, too. “Stargazing is such wonderful activity to do outdoors during these dark winter nights” says Patrick. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, the fee … [Read more...]

Happy Hibernation Comes to Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Join Patrick Endres, the museum’s environmental educator, for a fun afternoon learning about why animals hibernate on Saturday, November 28 from 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. “What better way to learn about hibernation than through storytelling, crafts, and fun outdoor games?” says Endres. Admission is free for members of the Rochester Hills Museum. For non-members, the fee is $5 for adults, $3 students, and $3 for seniors. Ages 6 and up are welcome. To register for Happy Hibernation call (248) 656-4663 … [Read more...]

‘Hike the Hills’ with Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

The Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm will be presenting Hike the Hills on Saturday, September 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Join Patrick Endres for a guided hike along the Clinton River Trail. Patrick will be discussing the plants, wildlife, and history along the trail. Guests are encouraged to wear hiking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring binoculars. Ages 6 and up are welcome. The hike will begin at Veterans Memorial Pointe, which is located on Livernois Road just south of Avon Road. … [Read more...]

Night Time Neighbors @ the Rochester Hills Museum

Join environmental educator Patrick Endres on Friday, July 24 at the Rochester Hills Museum for Night Time Neighbors. Guests will learn about nocturnal animals through fun games and a nighttime hike around the museum’s grounds. Admission is FREE for Rochester Hills Museum members. For non-members, admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children, and $3 for seniors. To register for Night Time Neighbors call (248) 656-4663 or email The Rochester Hills Museum is … [Read more...]

How Glaciers Shaped Our State

By Patrick Endres, Rochester Hills Museum This winter has been unusually mild and lacking our usual snow blanket. Michigan has not always had this problem. Approximately 18,000 years ago Michigan was completely covered by a huge snow blanket. This huge snow blanket was a continental glacier that had advanced all the way from Laurenatian Highlands in Canada. Scientists believe this glacial advance was due to global climate change. This global climate change caused northern regions to … [Read more...]