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   YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS    YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

THANK YOU TO
OUR SPONSORS

Andersen Tax

SEE OUR NEW
PHONE EXTENSIONS

The New Canaan Nature Center is excited to introduce our new phone system.

Click here find a new extension.

GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
DAWN TO DUSK

Visitors Center Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Camping New Canaan

Creatures
of the
Night...Hike!

Saturday
August 26
7:30-9:00 pm

How do your senses compare to those of the nocturnal animals that call the nature center home?

Join us for a guided night hike and try your hand at our naturalist-led challenges to find out! First we'll put your night vision to the test to find out if you can see as well as an owl in the dark. Then we'll focus on your sense of smell, hearing and touch!

Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended, so register early to guarantee your spot!

Click herefor Pie Backing Contest Form!

Click here for more details or to register today!

Cider Saturday

Saturday
September 16
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Save the date for our annual celebration of the fall cider season here at NCNC! Come and enjoy an early autumn afternoon of family fun with cider dress demonstrations, old fashioned games, honey bee hive tours, a pumpkin scavenger hunt, seasonal harvest crafts for kids, baked apples, and corn bread on a stick. Fill your bellies with delicious corn dogs, grilled corn, fresh cider, and baked goodies, all available for purchase.

"2nd Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest"

Complete Details
Click here

   COMMUNITY EVENTS    COMMUNITY EVENTS

OUR MISSION…
The New Canaan Nature Center is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Nature Center offers a wide array of innovative environmental educational programs serving youth, families and adults.

Camping New Canaan

Save the date!
HARVEST FESTIVAL!

Saturday
September 30
7:00 pm-10:00 pm

Are you ready for Harvest festival?
WE ARE!

Details coming soon

Save the date!
FALL FAIR

Saturday
October 14
10:00 am-5:00 pm

More details and ticket information coming soon!

   PRESCHOOL    VISIT

YOUTH &
FAMILY PROGRAMS

Creatures of the Night... HIKE!
Saturday, August 26
7:30 - 9:00 P.M.
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Cider Saturday
Saturday, September 16
11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
> Learn more

Halloween Spooktacular
Friday, October 27
6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
> Learn more

Preschool

Nature Center
PRESCHOOL

Your child will experience while learning in an outdoor classroom filled with ponds, woodlands and fields. Our unique program offers invaluable resources not to be found in any other early childhood education setting to build each child's foundation for life-long learning and success.

Learn more about the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool Programs.

NCNC Trail Map

Visit the
Nature Center

Come enjoy the Nature Center! Take a hike on our two miles of trails that criss-cross the site (including a 350-foot marsh boardwalk).

Go on a scavenger hunt. The New Canaan Nature Center is located on a 40-acre site which features unusual habitat diversity offering a variety of horticultural experiences for the visitors as well as a live Birds of Prey Exhibit, a variety of gardens, a Greenhouse and a Visitors Center which houses our Discovery Room, Art Exhibits and the Nature Gift Shop. Come explore!

Click here to download the Trail Map.