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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

June
Jun. 21-23: What About Wildfires?
Jun. 24: First Mud Pie Monday of the Summer!
Jun. 25-26: Potato Clocks & Mud Batteries: The Science of Soil
Jun. 29: International Mud Day
Jun. 27-30: Greenhouse Necklaces & Solar Oven demos


July
Jul. 1: Mud Pie Monday
Jul. 6-7: 
Tinkering with Water & Filters
Jul. 8: Mud Pie Monday
Jul. 13-14: All About Berries
Jul. 15: Mud Pie Monday
Jul. 20-21: Nature Painting
Jul. 22: Mud Pie Monday
Jul. 27-28: Plants with Super Powers
Jul. 29: Mud Pie Monday


August
Aug. 3-4: Corkboats
Aug. 5: Mud Pie Monday
Aug. 9-11: Tide Pool Rules
Aug. 12: Mud Pie Monday
Aug. 13-14: 
Mysterious Mosses
Aug. 15-18: Cattail Weaving & Dolls
Aug. 19: Mud Pie Monday
Aug. 20-25: Shark Week!
Aug. 26: Mud Pie Monday
Aug. 31: Weaving Cords & Tying Knots


September
Sep. 1: Weaving Cords & Tying Knots
Sep. 2: Last Mud Pie Monday of the Summer!