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StoryWalk™ Opening Day

  • Saturday, June 22

  • 10am - 4pm

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Included with regular Grasshopper Grove admission: Museum Members: FREE Not-yet-Members: $3 Adults & Children age 2 & above

The Museum, in partnership with the Cornwall Public Library, invites you to StoryWalk™ 2019. Read an illustrated children’s story and look for clues about these special animals as you stroll along our meadow trail. At 12pm & 2pm , join Educators on a guided stroll along our StoryWalk™ Trail and meet one of the animals from the book, My Busy Green Garden; written by Terry Pierce , illustrated by Carol Schwartz.


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International Mud Day!

  • Saturday, June 29

  • 11am – 3pm

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Included with regular Grasshopper Grove admission: Museum Members: FREE Not-yet-Members: $5 Adults & Children age 2 & above

Welcome summer with a mud-riffic day of play in Grasshopper Grove! Thousands of children in dozens of countries worldwide celebrate Mud Day as a chance to appreciate nature and the great outdoors by getting muddy. Mud pies + mud pools + mud art + mud slides = MUD FUN! Bring a towel or a change of clothes, and a bundle of laughter to enjoy this afternoon of summertime play.


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Community Day of Nature & Play

  • Saturday, July 13

  • 12pm - 4pm
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    12pm: Stillman Family Pavilion Dedication (ODC)
    -1pm and 2:30pm “Meet the Animals” (WEC)
    -2pm: Guided hike to the top of Round Top on the Nat Stillman Trail for adults and kids 10 and up (WEC)

  • Outdoor Discovery Center (ODC) & Wildlife Education Center (WEC)

  • Admission: FREE

Meet the Nature Museum! Spend the day enjoying nature play, hiking, live animals, games, and more! Hike the trails and romp in our unique nature play area Grasshopper Grove at the Outdoor Discovery Center.  Visit live native animals at the Wildlife Education Center, and see them up close during “Meet the Animals” at 1 and 2:30pm. The day kicks off at 12pm with the Dedication of the Stillman Family Pavilion in Grasshopper Grove. Enjoy a performance by Jonathan the Storyteller at 12:30 and 1:30pm. At 2pm at the Wildlife Education Center, join us for a guided hike to the peak of Round Top on the Nat Stillman Trail with breathtaking views of Cornwall and the Hudson Valley. Please note, this is a moderately strenuous hike and is recommended for adults and children ages 10 and up. Community Day of Nature and play is generously sponsored by Nat & Tracy Stillman


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The Secret Sounds of Ponds

  • Sunday, July 21

  • 3 sessions: 11am, 12:30p & 2pm. Each session approx 45-60 minutes in length

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Museum Members: Children 6-14 years $8.  Adults and teens 15 and above $12. Not-yet-Members: Children 6-14 years $12.  Adults and teens 15 and above: $16

  • Pre-paid registration required- see below

The ponds of the Nature Museum are full of mysterious underwater sounds, but you need a magic wand called a hydrophone to hear what’s down there.  Then you can play along and make music with the strange creatures of the deep. Who wants to try? Join musician David Rothenberg as he turns the sounds of the Nature Museum’s ponds into a symphony! The Secret Sound of Ponds aims to connect people to the hidden life of freshwater environments through sound. This program is for children and teens ages 6 and up.


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Butterfly Weekend

  • Saturday, August 17 & Sunday, August 18

  • 11am - 3pm

  • Wildlife Education Center

  • Admission: Museum Members: $8 Adults, $5 Children. Not-yet-Members:$10 Adults, $7 Children

Flutter in this weekend to discover the beauty of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars!

∙   11:30am & 1:30pm - Presentation about monarch butterflies followed by tagging and releasing

∙   Butterfly tent (one ticket with each paid admission)

∙   Butterfly, moth, and caterpillar crafts for kids

∙   Admission to Grasshopper Grove included

∙   Participate in citizen science by tagging monarch butterflies as part of Monarch Watch