Join us at one of our many Special & Community Events. Where we embrace the seasons and enjoy our amazing 40 acres of natural wonders.
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!
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
September 26, 2020
The New Canaan Nature Center will be hosting our 9th Annual Harvest Festival in 2020!
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!
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.
November 8, 2020
Sunday, November 8th
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, November 8th!
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.*
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
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.