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!
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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"
Save the date!
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
Are you ready for Harvest festival?
Details coming soon
Save the date!
10:00 am-5:00 pm
More details and ticket information coming soon!
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.
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.