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: $7/Adults, $5/Children - Not-yet-Members: $10/Adults, $8/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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Fairy Houses & Toad Abodes
    Sunday, September 8 at 10am      Outdoor Discovery Center

Learn about habitats while using your imagination to create homes for fairies and other whimsical creatures.




Woolly Bears
Saturday, October 5 at 10am      Outdoor DISCOVERY Center

Take a closer look at these curious, legendary creatures. What do they turn into? Can they really predict the weather? Help release our caterpillars back to the field and then make a Woolly Bear craft.



Saturday, November 9 at 10am   
Outdoor DISCOVERY Center

Discover how the Beaver played an important part in the colonization of North America and the early history of the United States. Take a short hike to the pond to learn more about beaver habitat and amazing their adaptations.


Turkey Tales
Sunday, November 24 at
10am      Wildlife Education Center

Did you know that the turkey was once nominated to become our National Symbol?  Learn about the turkey’s natural history and interesting adaptations.  Make a fun turkey craft.


Nature in Winter
Saturday, December 7 at 10am
Outdoor Discovery Center

Explore the startling beauty and diversity of nature in winter.  Take a hike to search for signs of animals and plants that stay green through the winter.  Meet one of our local mammals and discover its strategy for surviving the winter.