Events

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

FEATURED EVENTS
FEATURED EVENTS
See below for our featured events.
Celebrate the Autumn Season here at New Canaan Nature Center! Come and enjoy the trails!
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
Join us here at the New Canaan Nature Center for more outdoor family fun this summer!
EVENTS CALENDAR
EVENTS CALENDAR
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 2020 

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.

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

New Canaan Dog Days

May 2021

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 in May 2021.

You won’t want to miss our live demonstrations, lectures, and meet-and-greets. The New Canaan Police Department Canine Unit, 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.

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

*This FREE event is rain or shine.*

4th Annual
Lecture & Luncheon

With Gil Schafer

Postponed to May 13, 2021 

New Canaan Country Club

We invite you to join us at the Fourth Annual Lecture & Luncheon to benefit the New Canaan Nature Center. This year’s Lecture & Luncheon will feature the award- winning architect and author of the new book A Place to Call Home, Gil Schafer. He believes the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate living – houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and a distinct sense of place.

Harvest Festival

Autumn 2021

The New Canaan Nature Center will be hosting our 9th Annual Harvest Festival in 2021!

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 2021

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.

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!

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A Virtual Lecture with David Sibley

June 25, 2020

7:00pm

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