Join us at one of our many Special & Community Events where we embrace the seasons and enjoy our amazing 40 acres of natural wonders.
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.*
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
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
If you are interested in being a vendor at the Holiday Market please contact: Jrayher@newcanaannature.org
Is Your Dad the Bees Knees?
A Virtual Cooking Event to celebrate Father’s Day
June 17, 2020
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