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 this spring!
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).

4th Annual
Lecture & Luncheon

With Gil Schafer

May 7, 2020 

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.

11th Annual
New Canaan Dog Days

May 3, 2020

Sunday, May 3rd
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 Sunday, May 3rd!

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.*

Harvest Festival

September 26, 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 2nd & 3rd 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.

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