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. 

  • 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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Three Sisters Gardening

Saturday, May 13 at 10am

Outdoor Discovery Center

Explore the benefits of companion planting by investigating the historical Native American planting of the Three Sisters Gardens. Learn about how the growth habits and biology of certain plants can complement each other to form a mutually beneficial relationship by planting corn, beans, and squash.

Ladybug Release

Saturday, June 4 at 10am

Outdoor Discovery Center

Learn about ladybugs and how helpful they are. After a short presentation, we will release ladybugs into the fields and gardens.

Behind The Scenes of the Wildlife Education Center

Sunday, June 18

Wildlife Education Center

A “behind-the-scenes” look at what is involved in our daily animal care! See animal enrichment activities and assist the staff in caring for some very cool native animals.


Saturday, July 15 

Outdoor Discovery Center

Can you imagine carrying your house everywhere you go? Come meet some turtles up close and learn how they live and move.