SOLD OUT! STEAM with Wildlife: Mink Obstacle Course

SOLD OUT! STEAM with Wildlife: Mink Obstacle Course
Registration Begins
5/8/2021 12:00 PM
Last Day To Register
6/16/2021 12:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 5/17/2021
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Use your engineering skills and create an obstacle course for Elsa, our albino American Mink! We'll learn about the mink, what things she likes, and what senses she uses to get around. Then we'll use recycled materials to build her obstacle courses in the auditorium. Blandford will be providing a variety of recycled materials to pick from, and you can also bring recycled materials from home to use or share, but please make sure they are clean. At the end of the program, we will have Elsa test out your obstacle courses!



Adult: ages 18+

Child: ages 3-17 years

2 and Under: Free (registration still required)



Member Adult/Child: $7

Non-Member Adult/Child: $10


An adult chaperone is required to register and attend this program. 


This program is recommended for families with children ages 6+. 

Please Note: This program will take place mainly outdoors, but will have an indoor portion for the safety and comfort of our animals. In the event of severe weather, the program will be canceled, and participants will be notified of their refund options. All participants will be required to wear masks and groups will be socially distanced by family units.
Covid-19 Information: In accordance with current CDC guidelines and State of Michigan COVID regulations, Blandford Nature Center requires all staff, visitors, and program participants ages 2 and up to wear masks while inside all buildings and for the duration of all programs both inside and outside, regardless of vaccination status. If you or someone you are registering for a program cannot medically tolerate a mask, you must contact our Program Manager prior to booking a program. To contact our Program Manager (Ashley), please call 616-735-6240, ext. 102, or email
$10.00 per Adult - Member
$7.00 per Adult - Non-Member
$7.00 per Child - Member
$10.00 per Child - Non-Member
Cancellation Policy
Cancellation Policy: Notice must be received at least 7 business days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.

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