Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center Fundraiser… Flutter: Celebrating Our Pollinators

An Elegant and Educational Fundraiser Event.
Friday, September 8th, 2023 6–9 p.m.
At The Leslie Science & Nature Center

Just as our pollinators sustain the planet, our supporters sustain us. With community partnership, we are able to steward our spaces, care for our wildlife ambassadors, and deliver content grounded in nature and science to hundreds of thousands of visitors and participants every year. Conservation education and the natural sciences are central to our work—through field trips, distance-learning programs, outreach programs, and educational events, we encourage 350,000 people annually to respect and understand science and the natural world, believing that curiosity today leads to more purposeful lives tomorrow.

At Flutter, we will share our community-driven vision for the future as well as how you can be a part of that future. Join us on September 8th for an unforgettable evening.

Attendees will…
Meet our wildlife ambassadors (live animal teachers!) as they walk the pollinator gardens of the Nature Center.
Find exciting opportunities in our silent auction featuring gift cards, pollinator-positive artwork, and exclusive experiences from an extensive group of local partners.
Enjoy a beautiful, seated meal with curated drinks under our tent. Dinner will be catered by Eat, along with dessert from Sweet Heather Anne. Drinks will be presented by Bløm Meadworks, Spencer, and Mothfire Brewing Co. Native plant and flower takeaways will be provided by Green Things Farm Collective and Feral Flora.

Why “Flutter”? Because this event is all about honoring the tireless work of our pollinator friends like bees, butterflies, birds, and bats, who play a crucial role in pollinating our native plants, sustaining our food sources, and maintaining the balance of nature. Over 80% of all food humans consume relies on processes of pollination.

Flutter 2023 Program
5:30 p.m.
Check-in begins.

6–7 p.m.
Enjoy pollinator-positive strolling refreshments, browse our silent auction, and engage with live wildlife ambassadors in our Critter House and gardens to learn about pollinators’ roles in our biosphere.
7 p.m.
Seated dinner begins. Find your table under the tent and enjoy a hearty harvest of locally sourced food and drink.
7:15–8 p.m.
While you dine, learn about the work of our organization through presentations by our staff and partners.
8:30 p.m.
Dessert is served. Mingle with guests, staff, and wildlife.
9 p.m.
You’ll leave with a native plant seedling and we’ll make plans to meet again soon!

Event Ticket Prices:
$165 for one seat
$275 for two seats
$1,200 for one table (up to ten seats)

We also have a limited number of $50 tickets available for educators and nonprofit workers. These special tickets offer a discounted opportunity for those who contribute to education and environmental stewardship in our community. To learn more and to purchase tickets, please visit:
Proceeds from Flutter will directly support our mission to create moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration, and respect for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and the natural world.

Event Details:
Date: Friday, September 8th, 2023
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: Leslie Science & Nature Center, 1831 Traver Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Event Web Page:
Attire: Garden party/picnic chic/pollinator positive

For media inquiries or partnership opportunities, please contact Charlie Reischl, Development Manager:, (734) 205-9563

The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center are a unified 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN #38-2236345.

The event is finished.


Sep 08 2023


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glenn Beck
Weekdays 9am-12pm
Dennis Prager
Weekdays 12-3pm
Thayrone X
Weekdays 3-6pm
Dana Loesch
Weekdays 6-8pm
Joe Pags
Weekdays 8pm-11pm
Steve Gruber
Weekdays 6am-9am