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Nature

Visit Us!

Open House Hours at the Nature Center 
Would you like to learn more about the programs and events at the Nature Center? Do you want to come in and visit our animals? Check out our open houses as we offer fun nature-themed activities all day. No registration required and all ages are welcome. Here  are the upcoming dates and times:

  • Monday January 21st, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Monday February 18th, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday March 22nd, 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • Monday April 22nd, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Friday May 17th, 4:00pm-7:00pm

Parents Night Out- Kids Fun Night!
Drop your kids off and enjoy an evening out- child free. Children will enjoy nature activities and games, meet animals, go on a hike (weather permitting), and have a pizza party. Craft time and story time will round out the evening. You will pick them up ready for a good night's sleep.
Cost: $25 Age: 3-6

  • Friday February 15th, 5:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday April 6th, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Please click the tab at the top of the page to register

Try Something New!

Specialty Programs
The Nature Center provides many unique programs for the whole family. Whether you want to make a start on a new hobby or dabble in a fun activity, our staff will be happy to introduce you to a new subject. 
Please click the tab at the top of the page for details and to register

  • Imagination Gardens- Saturday March 23rd, 1:30pm-3:00pm. Age: 4-8
  • Family Fishing Fun!- Saturday, April 27th, 11:00am-12:30pm. Age: 5-12 (with adult)
  • Tiny Terrariums-  Saturday May 11th, 1:30pm-3:00pm. Age: 4-8
  • Family Camping Fun!- Saturday May 18th, 10:00am-12:00pm. Age: 5-12 (with adult)
  • Parents Day Out- Nature Arts and Crafts for Kids!- Saturday December 8th, 10:00 to 1:00. Age: 4-12

Learn with Us!

Animal Adventures
Children will learn interesting facts and fascinating features of a different animal each week. Your child will discover more about our animal subjects through stories, role play and creative exercises. They should dress for their adventures with the animals in weather appropriate clothing as we often will be outside. 
Age: 4-6 (through kindergarten) 
Sessions are on Tuesdays, 9:00 to 11:00am and 12:30 to 2:30pm- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

Nature Tots
Toddlers with an adult will explore the wonders of nature through “loose parts” play. In this way, your little one can learn the joys of a natural play-scape that they create themselves, while learning teamwork and sharing skills. We provide materials, your child provides imagination! We will play outside each class, so please dress for the weather.
Age: 18 months-3 with adult
Select Fridays, 9:30 to 10:30am- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

Out the Door, Let’s Explore!
Let’s go outside! Nature will be the teacher and the outdoors will be the classroom as your child learns about different themes each class, including bugs, trees, birds, and weather! Dress your child in outdoor gear, as we plan to spend much of the class in the outdoors (weather permitting).
Age: 3-6
Select Fridays, 12:30 to 2:30pm- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register

Nature Journaling for Kids
Learning how to use a journal is at the heart of becoming a naturalist. Your school age child will discover more about nature as they learn how to hone their observation skills inside and outside of the Nature Center with live animal subjects and nature hikes. They will document their findings by picture, collection, or writing. A different theme each class!
Age: 6-12 
Select Saturdays, 1:30 to 3:00pm- Please click the tab at the top of the page for dates and to register