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 Spring Season here at New Canaan Nature Center! Come and enjoy the trails!
Don't miss all the outdoor family fun we're having here at New Canaan Nature Center! This summer, we welcome you to get outside by joining us for one of our two awesome night hikes: Night of 1,000 Fireflies (in July) and Creatures of the Night... Hike! (in August). See you there!
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).

Garden Tour

June 14, 2019

Please note: Date Has Changed Due to Weather!

The Secret Is Out – The Garden is at:

The Wadia Property

298 Country Club Rd

Tickets can be purchased at the garden today! Parking is on Country Club Road West.

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. This year there will also be a guided tour at 1:00pm with the homes landscape designer and Master Gardner. The guided tour will allow the guests to learn the specifics about the gardens, the property and its history.

Self-Guided Tour: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Guided-Tour: 1:00pm

Individual Ticket: $65.00

Harvest Festival

September 28, 2019

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.

Fall Fair

October 4 & 5, 2019

In October 2019, join the New Canaan Nature Center for two days of traditional family fun at our 50th 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.

Holiday Market

November 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 29th, with a preview party on Wednesday, November 28th.

Preview Party Ticket: $55.00 per person

Preschool Parent Preview Party Ticket: $40.00 per person

Shopping Day Ticket: $10.00 per person

4th Annual
Lecture & Luncheon

May 7, 2020 

Woodway Country Club

Join us as this year’s Lecture & Luncheon will feature the celebrated designer and author Ellie Cullman of Cullman & Kravis. Adding to your luncheon experience, accompanying Ellie will be her design partners, Claire Ratliff, Lee Cavanaugh, Alyssa Urban, & Sarah Ramsey. Following in the tradition set by the legendary Bunny Williams in 2017, and celebrated architect Peter Pennoyer and interior designer Katie Ridder in 2018, we are thrilled to welcome Ellie Cullman and her partners to our annual Lecture & Luncheon

11th Annual
New Canaan Dog Days

May 2020

The 10th annual New Canaan Dog Days presented by Pet Pantry Warehouse will be hosted, for the first time ever, right here at the New Canaan Nature Center on Saturday, May 4!

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 10:00 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 (link below).

Following the Paws Walk will be demonstrations, lectures, and meet-and-greets beginning at noon. 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.*

Paws Walk: 10:00am-12:00pm

NC Dog Days: 12:00pm-4:00pm