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. 

  • These programs are suggested for adults and families with children over the age of five unless otherwise noted.

  • Admission: Museum Members: $5/Adults, $3/Children - Not-yet-Members: $8/Adults, $6/Children

  • Enjoy FREE same day admission to the Wildlife Education Center after paid attendance for a Weekend Program. Pre-registration is not required.

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Feast for Feathered Friends 
    Saturday, January 19 10am      Outdoor DISCOVERY Center

Nature normally supplies food for our northern birds during the winter months. However, providing a little extra energy in winter can be helpful – especially if we want to invite our feathered friends in for a closer look! Learn about our Hudson Valley winter birds, how to attract them to your backyard, and make a natural bird feeder to take home!




Telltale Tracks!
Sunday, January 27 10am      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.



Celebrate Groundhog Day!
Saturday, February 2 10am   Outdoor DISCOVERY Center

Will there be an early spring? Learn about these furry prognosticators and the history behind this age-old tradition. Join us for an informative talk about the Groundhog. Make a groundhog craft and take a walk outside to look for your shadow!


Salamander Migration
      Sunday, February 10 10am      Wildlife Education Center

As winter fades, these seldom-seen creatures emerge from hibernation to return to their vernal pools. On rainy nights in late winter, as we snuggle up on the couch, these tiny amphibians crawl through the melting snow pack and venture into wet roadways to continue the cycle of life. Meet some of these impressive adventurers and learn how you can volunteer as a citizen scientist with the Department of Environmental Conservation to help salamanders cross the roads.