Weekend Nature Programs

 Join us for a series of interactive and engaging educational  programs about science and nature. Programs may include a presentation, outdoor exploration on our grounds, a lively discussion and a short hike and/or a hands-on activity.  Pre-registration is not required. Enjoy FREE entrance to the Wildlife Education Center after attending any of the  Weekend Nature Programs below!  

  • These programs are generally for adults and families with children ages 5 and older.
  • Programs begin promptly at 10am (unless otherwise noted) 
  • Admission: Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children -  Not-yet-Members: $8/Adults, $5/Children
  • Enjoy FREE same day admission to the Wildlife Education Center after paid attendance for a Weekend Program.


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Brrr! It’s Cold Outside  
     Sunday, January 7         Outdoor DISCOVERY Center

Winter is the most stressful time of year for New York’s wildlife. But animals have strategies for survival in winter - hibernation, migration, or toughing it out. Learn all about the physical and behavioral adaptations animals use in the winter!



Animal Tracks and Traces
Sunday, January 28       Outdoor DISCOVERY Center

Join a naturalist on a wintry walk to discover “secrets in the snow” left by winter active animals. Go on a track “hunt”, learn how to identify animal tracks, and create a track shirt. Each person must bring a plain white pre-washed T-shirt. 



Seasonal Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, February 3    Outdoor DISCOVERY Center

Families will receive a set of clues to solve nature riddles along Outdoor Discovery Center trails. Each family will need to work as a team as they hike along the trails, complete the hunt, and receive a small prize.



St. Patrick’s Day Snakes
      Saturday, March 17        Wildlife Education Center

Legend says that Ireland has no snakes because St. Patrick chased them into the sea and banished them from the island forever. Museum Educators will separate fact from fiction about this story and everything “snake.”