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Nature Play

Nature Play
Explore the outdoors with us!
Nature Play activities combine early learning concepts and natural material play in fun and imaginative ways.
Help foster early STEAM* learning, creativity, and problem-solving with nature-themed activities in our Outdoor Discovery Center and Naturalist Cabin. Learn about our garden and greenhouse from our Master Gardener, and look deep into the lives of insects and animals at our Science Table.
(*science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics)

Regular hours: Friday-Sunday 12-4 p.m. 

We offer special Nature Play days and times during the summer and on holidays. Check out our Facebook page or calendar for the most up-to-the minute program schedules.

FREE with admission.

Upcoming Nature Play Activities

Oct. 18-20: Wool to Yarn
Oct. 25: All About Bats 

Nov. 1-3: Nutty Truth About Squirrels
Nov. 8-11: Cider Pressing (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Nov. 15-17: Blubber and Fur
Nov. 22-24: Cider Pressing
Nov. 27: Wreath Making
Nov. 29-30: Wreath Making

Dec. 1: Wreath Making
Dec. 6-8: Bird Nesting Balls
Dec. 13-15: Wreath Making (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 20-22: Moss Terrariums (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 26-27: Sharks! (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Dec. 28-30: Blubber and Fur (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Jan. 1-2: Sharks! (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Jan. 3-5: Whalesongs (11 a.m. - 4 p.m.)