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 Autumn Season 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 in the new year! Whether you Adopt-a-Tree for the entire season with your family, join us for one of our many boil downs where we turn maple sap into REAL maple syrup, or celebrate the bounty of the season with our annual pancake breakfast - you won't want to miss our upcoming syrup season!
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).

Holiday Market

November 21, 2019 

The New Canaan Nature Center will kick off the holiday season by hosting our Holiday Market! The Holiday Market was such a success last year, we are bringing it back! There will be unique gifts items including jewelry, clothing, chocolate, and much more. This year it will take place on Thursday, November 21st, with a preview party on Wednesday, November 20th.

Preview Party Ticket: $55.00 per person (Children 10-18 welcome to come with parents)

Preschool Parent Preview Party Ticket: $40.00 per person

Shopping Day Ticket: Free

11th Annual
New Canaan Dog Days

May 2, 2020

Saturday, May 2nd
11:00am – 4:00pm

The 11th annual New Canaan Dog Days presented by Pet Pantry Warehouse will once again be hosted right here at the New Canaan Nature Center on Saturday, May 2!

This year, the New Canaan Dog Days event is kicking off with a fundraising Pet Pantry Paws Walk through our Nature Center & New Canaan Land Trust trails beginning at 11:00 am. Participants are required to register for the Paws Walk and a $20 fee will benefit both Adopt-a-Dog and the New Canaan Nature Center.

Following the Paws Walk will be demonstrations, lectures, and meet-and-greets. The New Canaan Police Department Canine Unit; New Canaan Nature Center Wildlife; professional dog trainers, dog behaviorists, and veterinarians will be in attendance to educate and entertain attendees. This year’s activities and special event features include but are not limited to the following: Doggie Fun Zone, Fur-tastic K-9’s, Radar Run, Kid Zone, Dog Spa, Pet Pantry Bone Bar, Family Scavenger Hunt, Rescue Village and Pet Portaits.

*This event is rain or shine.*

4th Annual
Lecture & Luncheon

May 7, 2020 

Woodway Country Club

More information coming soon!

Harvest Festival

September 2020

The New Canaan Nature Center will be hosting our 8th Annual Harvest Festival in 2019!

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 by the Jazzholes.

Individual Tickets: $75.00

VIP Tickets (2 Tickets & Parking): $250.00

Tickets At the Door: $90.00

You can get your tickets at the door tonight!


Fall Fair

October 2020

Join the New Canaan Nature Center for two days of traditional family fun at our 51st Annual Fall Fair! Come and enjoy carnival rides, a crazy maze, spooky stroll, pumpkin decorating, fire truck rides, apple sling shot, zip line, and so much more! Food, drinks, & snacks will be available for cash purchase as well.

Garden Tour

This Tour is a unique opportunity for garden enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates the beauty of the outdoors to be inspired by an outstanding garden setting. It is an adult only self-guided tour, allowing the guests to visit the garden at their own pace.