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  ANNUAL AMPHIBIAN AMBLE

  • Friday, May 11
  • 7pm
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission: Museum Members: $8 Adults, $5 Children. Not-yet-Members: $10 Adults, $7 Children. Prepaid registration required- see below

   Join us as we search out salamanders and frogs on this guided twilight wetland walk. Learn to recognize our local frogs by sight and sound, and then put your identification skills to the test! Bring a flashlight and waterproof boots.   


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 COMMUNITY DAY OF NATURE and PLAY

  • Saturday, May 12
  • 12-4pm      
  • Wildlife Education Center  and Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission:  FREE 

 Meet the Nature Museum! 
Experience the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum free of charge at both locations. Enjoy nature play, hiking, live animals, games, and more! We’re celebrating our community by offering FREE ADMISSION to the Wildlife Education Center and Grasshopper Grove at the Outdoor Discovery Center! Meet live native animals at the Wildlife Education Center and hike our tails & romp in our nature play area in Grasshopper Grove. 
Presented by The Stillman Family

**Donate at least 5 pairs of gently worn, used or new shoes to our Shoe Drive and receive free return admission to Grasshopper Grove or the Wildlife Education Center for a future date!**


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STORYWALK™ OPENING DAY

  • Saturday, May 26
  • 10am - 4pm: 11am & 1pm guided walk & meet an animal
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission:  Included with Grasshopper Grove admission: Museum Members: Free. $3 Adults & Children age 2 & above 

 The Museum, in partnership with the Cornwall Public Library, invites you to StoryWalk™ 2018. Read an illustrated children’s story, “Forest Bright, Forest Night” by Jennifer Ward, and look for clues about these special animals as you stroll along our meadow trail. •11am & 1pm guided walk along our StoryWalk™ Trail and meet one of the animals from the book


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 FAMILY CAMP OUT

  • Friday, June 8, 6pm - Saturday, June 9, 8am
  • Wildlife Education Center
  • Admission:  Museum Members: $18 Adults, $10 Children 5 & above. Not-yet-Members: $20 Adults, $12 Children 5 & above.  Limited space available. Prepaid registration required- see below. 

Welcome the summer season with a night under the stars! After dinner, bring your family, tent, and sleeping bags for an evening of nocturnal fun. As the sun goes down, join us for entertainment and s’mores around the campfire. A light breakfast snack and coffee will be provided Saturday morning as we break camp.  
 


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International mud day

  • Saturday, June 30
  • 11am – 3pm
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission:  Included with Grasshopper Grove admission: Museum Members: Free. $3 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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FULL MOON HIKE

  • Friday, July 27
  •  7:30pm
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission:  Museum Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children. Not-yet-Members: $8 Adults, $6 Children. Prepaid registration required- see below. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Enjoy the moonlit fields and forests on a guided full moon trek. The Full Buck Moon appears during the time when new antlers of buck deer push out from their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. Join an educator to learn more lunar and celestial stories. 


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BUTTERFLY WEEKEND

  • Saturday, August 25 & Sunday, August 26
  •  11am - 3pm;  11:30am & 1:30pm - Presentation about monarch butterflies followed by tagging and releasing
  • Outdoor Discovery 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