Join us at one of our many Special & Community Events where we embrace the seasons and enjoy our amazing 40 acres of natural wonders.


See below for our featured events.
Celebrate the seasons here at New Canaan Nature Center! Come and enjoy the trails!
Join us here at the New Canaan Nature Center for more outdoor family fun!
Check out our calendar to stay up to date on all of our events, trail walks, and opportunities to search for some of nature's most treasured gifts (apple trees, maple trees & honey bees) and treasured wildlife (deer, squirrels & birds).

New Canaan Dog Days

May 7 2023

11AM – 4PM

The 12th annual New Canaan Dog Days presented by Pet Pantry Warehouse will once again be hosted right here at the New Canaan Nature Center in Spring 2023.

You won’t want to miss our live demonstrations, lectures, and meet-and-greets. This year’s activities and special event features include, but are not limited to: Dog Lovers Lure Coursing, Radar Run, Kid Zone, Face Painting, Caricature Artist, Bone Bar, Ice Cream Pawlour, All New Sniffari!, and Food Trucks.

Donations are greatly appreciated and will benefit both Adopt-a-Dog and the New Canaan Nature Center.

*This FREE event is rain or shine.*

6th Annual
Lecture & Luncheon  

With TBC

May 11 2023   11:00am – 2:00pm

The Country Club of New Canaan

We invite you to join us at the Sixth Annual Lecture & Luncheon to benefit the New Canaan Nature Center. The Speaker will be announced soon and we can’t wait to tell you!

Harvest Festival

September 2023 

The New Canaan Nature Center is hosting our 11th Annual Harvest Festival! This event will be outside under a tent in the meadow.

This is one of our largest fundraisers for the New Canaan Nature Center, it will take place in the meadow, under a tent with beer, bites, wine, and live music.

Individual Tickets: $75.00

VIP Tickets (2 Tickets & Parking): $250.00

Tickets At the Door: $90.00

Fall Fair

October 2023

Holiday Market

November 2023

The New Canaan Nature Center will kick off the holiday season by hosting our Holiday Market! There will be unique gifts items including jewelry, clothing, candles, and much more. School of Rock will also be playing some holiday cheer!

10:00am – 5:00pm 

Free Admission

If you are interested in being a vendor at the Holiday Market please contact:

Is Your Dad the Bees Knees?

A Virtual Cooking Event to celebrate Father’s Day

June 17, 2020

6:00 pm

The flowers at the Nature Center are full of honey and so is our menu. Join us for a Virtual Cooking Event to support the Nature Center!  We’ll learn how to prepare a delicious Honey Marinated Chicken, paired with refreshing summer Rose. Julia Deane from Culinary Works will be showing us around the kitchen. Thank you to 84 Sports New Canaan & Stewart Spirits for sponsoring this event!


A Virtual Lecture with David Sibley

June 25, 2020


This is a free lecture but you must register

Please join us for a virtual lecture with David Allen Sibley, author and illustrator of the series of successful guides to nature that bear his name, including The Sibley Guide to Birds. He has contributed to Smithsonian, Science, The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Birding, BirdWatching, and North American Birds, and to The New York Times. He is the recipient of the Roger Tory Peterson Award for Lifetime Achievement from the American Birding Association and the Linnaean Society of New York’s Eisenmann Medal. He will be exclusively discussing his newest book, What it’s like to be a bird. You will also be able to purchase the book from our local book store, Elm Street Books.

Proud to Partner with New Canaan Library & Elm Street Books