Our experienced & dedicated Environmental Education Team can travel to your school or organization with a variety of teaching tools along with some of our resident animal ambassadors!
Our innovative use of wildlife and science education can bring everyone closer to nature, creating the perfect back drop for hands-on learning. Our programs can take place at your school or at our 40-acre nature center
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NEW After School Program At NCNC:
Adventures in Nature Club (for students in grades K-2)
Wednesdays, beginning October 14 (1pm-3pm)
Yearning for the chance to get outside, stretch your legs, and explore the great outdoors? This after school club will offer participants the chance to investigate and discover all that nature has to offer. Each week, meet a couple of our beloved animal ambassadors, read a nature-themed story, show of your artsy side, and enjoy free play in New Canaan’s favorite backyard… the nature center!
Adventurers will meet on the Green at the nature center every Wednesday after school.
Members: $160 for 4 weeks
Non-Members: $200 for 4 weeks
Pre-registration by Tuesday, October 13 at NOON is required.
Face coverings are required for all program participants.
In-School After School Programs:
There is no better way to have students learn about science and the natural world than through one of our After School Program Series. Students can dive deep into a variety of topics over the course of several weeks. Our After School Program Series can help promote meaningful learning for groups of up to 12 students.
For After School Program Series themes that can be run at your school (3-10 week sessions), check out the link below.
The New Canaan Nature Center offers 40 acres of natural habitats along with an animal ambassador collection of Birds of Prey, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Mammals that can accentuate your Advancement goals.
We have the ability to achieve the requirements for specific badges through the programs listed here or we can work with you to customize a program to fit your needs!
To discuss program options please contact:
Director of Environmental Education
203-966- 9577 Ex. 1042
Create a birthday experience your child will never forget at the Nature Center’s 40-acre outdoor sanctuary or via Zoom! We offer a variety of wildlife and science-related birthday party options and can tailor parties to age, group size, and time of year so that no two parties are the same. Our professional team of educators provides a safe, exciting, and educational environment for your child and their guests.
Perfect for children, ages 3-12. For larger parties or parties for children under the age of 3, please see below for a link to our facility rental options.
Our parties come highly recommended from past families:
“I wanted to mention what a great experience it was for all. As you saw, not only did the little guys love it, but so did many of the adults which was awesome to see.” – Richard
“I just had to call and let you know what a wonderful job you did, how fantastic the party was, and how, overall, the experience was just GREAT! I had never been to the Nature Center before, and this was my first experience. I will definitely be back!” – Tanya