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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)

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

April
Apr. 26-28: Spinning with Spiders

May

Mother's Day Gift Making!

May 3-5: Felt Balls & Beaded Bugs
Make paper & felt beads and turn them into art for free or create a beaded Penzai tree for $8. 

May 10-12: Tinkering with Tinctures
Experiment with infused oils and make natural scrubs for free or make a jar of bath salts for $8. 

May 17-19: Moss Milkshakes & Moss Balls
May 24 & 26: Weaving Cords & Tying Knots
May 25 & 27: Pounded Plant Prints
May 31: Weaving with Natural Materials