Special Events

Scroll down to check out Members Only events below! 

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STORYWALK™ OPENING DAY

  • Saturday, September 8

  • 10am - 4pm; At 11am & 1pm take a guided walk & meet an animal from the book

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Included with Grasshopper Grove admission: Museum Members: Free. $5 Adults & Children age 2 & above

The Museum, in partnership with the Cornwall Public Library, invites you to StoryWalkTM 2018. Read an
illustrated children’s story, “Teeny Tiny Toady” by Jill Esbaum, and look for clues about these special
animals as you stroll along our meadow trail.
At 11am & 1pm, take a guided walk along our StoryWalkTM Trail and meet one of the animals from the book!


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"I Spy" Halloween SCAVENGER Haunt

  • Sunday, November 4 (CANCELED for Saturday, November 3 due to flooding)

  • 11am - 3pm; Drop in any time to start your trail

  • Outdoor Discovery Center- DIRECTIONS

  • Admission: Museum Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children 3 & up, Not-yet-Members: $10 Adults, $8 Children 3 & up

Oh no -- tricksters have stolen the ingredients for the Kenridge Witch's potion and hidden them along the I Spy Halloween Trail! Let’s have some spook-tacular family fun and help her find them. Sharpen your observation skills as you search for animal artifacts, like bones and skulls, and other hidden surprises. Keep your eyes open! You never know who -- or what -- you might meet on the no-scare Halloween trail. Find all the hidden ingredients and earn a prize! Then be sure to visit the Witch's Workshop for some more Halloween fun, including live animals in the Creature Corner. Don’t forget to make and take a Halloween craft. Costumes are encouraged! 

PLEASE NOTE: This event CANCELED for Saturday, November 3 due to flooding. The trail will be moved and will run on Sunday, November 4


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Thanksgiving Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center

  • Friday-Sunday, November 23, 24, and 25

  • 12-4pm

  • Wildlife Education Center

  • Admission: Not-yet-Members: $5 Adults & Children 3 & above. Museum Members: Free

Bring the family for post-holiday fun! Visit with our live animals and find out what they had for Thanksgiving Dinner. “Meet the Animals” presentations at 1pm and 2:30pm on Saturday & Sunday. 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.


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Meteor Gazing

  • Saturday, December 15

  • 6pm – 7:30pm

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Museum Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children 3 & above. Not-yet-Members: $8 Adults, $6 Children 3 & above

Join us for the Geminid meteor shower! The Geminids occur every December and is one of the brightest
meteor showers of the year. We’ll learn about the night sky, the difference between meteors, asteroids,
and comets, plus what makes the Geminids so very special. Bring your flashlight and the educators will
help you get it star-gazing ready before heading out into the night. Hot chocolate will be provided. Bring
blankets, lawn chairs, and flashlights.


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Night HIKE

  • Saturday, September 29

  • 6:30pm – 8pm

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children

Did you know that humans have night vision? NIGHT VISION! Come navigate through the forest at night and discover your senses in a whole new way! We will discover how certain nocturnal creatures survive in the dark and play tons of games meant to challenge your inner “night owl.” 

Online registration is closed. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.


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Hawk Walk

  • Saturday, November 10 & November 17

  • 10am

  • Outdoor Discovery Center

  • Admission: Museum Members: $75 Group size limited to 10. Ages 7 and up. Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT.

We’ll head into the fields with TC Bird Management at the Outdoor Discovery Center on a pleasant educational walk, focusing on falconry and conservation, with the Harris Hawks flying overhead. As we progress through the walk, educators will call the birds down to their fists and feed them. After learning falconry directly from the hawks themselves, you’ll see a traditional falcon training demonstration! Bring a camera and plenty of questions for this amazing adventure! 

Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT.