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StoryWalk® Opening Day 

  • Saturday, September 2
  • 12pm-4pm
  • Wildlife Education Center
  • Admission: Museum Members: Free             Not-yet-Members: $3 ages 3 and up

The Museum, in partnership with the Cornwall Public Library and The Grail, invites you to StoryWalk® 2017. Read an illustrated children’s story, “Trout are Made of Trees” by April Pulley Sayre to learn how plants and animals are connected in the food web as you stroll along our meadow trail. 1:00 & 2:30Meet the Animal! 1:30 & 3:00 guided walk along our StoryWalk® Trail . Craft and snack for the kids throughout the afternoon


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Movie Night at the Museum 

  • Saturday, September 16
  • 6pm-8:30pm
  • Wildlife Education Center
  • Admission: Museum Members: $10 Adults, $7 Children 3 & above. Not-yet-Members:$15 Adults, $12 Children 3 & above.  *Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited not guaranteed so get there early- doors open at 5:30pm*

Don’t miss this great evening of family fun featuring
the screening of Zootopia. Put on your jammies and
enjoy an evening of animal close-ups and popcorn
with the whole family. Bring a blanket and snuggle up
in our gallery as a naturalist introduces you to some
of our education animals from the film! Then watch a
rookie bunny cop and a cynical con artist fox as they
work together to uncover a conspiracy in a city of
anthropomorphic animals.

*Online registration is now closed. Walk-ins are welcome, but space is limited and will not be guaranteed so get there early! Doors will open at 5:30pm*


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Poetry Trail Opening Celebration 

  • Sunday, September 17
  • 4pm-6pm
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission:  Free

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is pleased to partner once again with the Hudson Highlands Land Trust to present the “River of Words” Poetry Trail. Experience a series of unique, temporary installations celebrating the nature-inspired poetry of local students as you walk along our red trail.


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"I spy" Halloween Nature Trail

  • Saturday, October 28 & Sunday, October 29
  • 11pm - 3pm Drop in any time to start your trail.
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission: Museum Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children 3 & above.Not-yet-Members:$8 Adults, $6 Children 3 & above. 

Let’s have some spook-tacular Halloween family fun! Can you find all of the objects cleverly hidden along the Halloween Trail? Which ones belong in nature and which ones certainly do not?! Sharpen your observation skills as you search for animal artifacts, like bones and skulls. Find them all and earn a prize! Then visit the Creepy Crawly room and do a Halloween craft or two!


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Full Moon Hike 

  • Saturday, November 4
  • 6:30pm-8pm
  • Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Admission: Museum Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children 3 & above  Not-yet-Members: $8 Adults, $6 Children 3 & above Prepaid registration required- see below

 Join us for a hike like no other! Experience the woods in a light like you’ve never seen: the moonlight. Our expert staff will ensure safe night hiking habits are utilized by the group and guide you along the enchanting scenery of the forest at night. This hike is weather dependent. Please bring a flashlight or headlamp. 


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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center 

  • November 24, 25, and 26
  • 12pm – 4pm
  • Wildlife Education Center
  • Admission:  Museum Members: Free.  Not-yet-Members: $3 for ages 3 & above. 

Bring the family for post-holiday fun! Visit with our live animals and find out what they had for Thanksgiving Dinner. “Meet the Animal” presentations at 1pm and 2:30pm. Shop for nature themed holiday gifts and/or purchase an Animal Sponsorship as a unique holiday gift or for yourself! Gain a special friend and support its care at the Museum.