Join us at one of our many Special & Community Events. Where we embrace the seasons and enjoy our amazing 40 acres of natural wonders.
Ellie Cullman of Cullman & Kravis – May 2, 2019
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
May 4, 2019
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
The Tour & Lecture is a unique opportunity for hundreds of 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 attendees to visit the garden at their own pace. Last year we have added a lecture component, so attendees can learn about the specific gardens and property. We are also excited to open the home so visitors can view the garden from the inside, allowing them to see how the exterior and interior designs come together to create a beautiful setting.
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.
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