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Weekend Waddle

Saturday, November 26
10:30am & 11:30am

Grab the entire family (and any lingering holiday visitors too!) and join the NCNC Naturalists for a healthy, invigorating Trail Trek! While "waddling" the trails, we'll search for some of nature's most treasured gifts (apple trees, maple trees & honey bees to name a few) and learn why the end of autumn may not be quite as quiet as you may think. As an extra Thanksgiving bonus, after our hike, you'll also get to enjoy a FREE behind the scenes tour of our Animal Care facilities & Birds of Prey Exhibit - our way of saying "thank you" to the community.

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New Canaan Nature

Wood Working for Wildlife

Saturday,
December 10
10:30am - 12:00pm

Join us for a woodworking workshop to learn how to contrast bird and bat boxes. In the spirit of the giving season, make a box for a family member or friend, or feel free to donate your box to the nature center!

Pre-registration for this event is highly encouraged!

Click here for more details or to register today!

   YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS    YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS

GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
DAWN TO DUSK

Visitors Center Hours
Monday – Saturday
9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

OUR MISSION…
The New Canaan Nature Center is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature.

COMMUNITY EVENTS
The Nature Center offers a wide array of innovative environmental educational programs serving youth, families and adults.

CSI

Family Nature Adventures: Wildlife CSI!

Saturday,
December 3
10:30am - 12:00pm

Using problem solving skills and tracking tools provided by the NCNC Naturalists, observe the animal clues left behind at a scene of a natural "crime." Do you have what it takes to solve this eco-mystery who-done-it? Join us to find out!

Pre-registration for this event is highly encouraged!

Click here for more details or to register today!

santa new canaan

Winter Wonderland

Saturday,
December 17
11:00am - 2:00pm

Come and be transported into a whole new world as the New Canaan Nature Center transforms into a Winter Wonderland filled with fun and exciting seasonal activities for the entire family. You won't want to miss pictures with Santa, our holiday trains, NEW winter games & crafts, and so much more!

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   PRESCHOOL    VISIT

YOUTH &
FAMILY PROGRAMS

Winter Wonderland
Saturday, December 17
11:00A.M. - 2:00P.M.
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Holiday Break Programs Ages 3-4
December 19, 20 & 21
9:00A.M. - Noon
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Family Nature Adventures: Breakfast with the Animals
Saturday, January 7
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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Preschool

Nature Center
PRESCHOOL

Preschool Open House for 2017/2018 school year
Tuesday, Nov. 15, 10am & 7:30pm
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 10am & 7:30pm

Please RSVP to Marianne Kay mkay@newcanaannature.org 203-966-9577 ext. 16

Your child will experience while learning in an outdoor classroom filled with ponds, woodlands and fields. Our unique program offers invaluable resources not to be found in any other early childhood education setting to build each child's foundation for life-long learning and success.

Learn more about the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool Programs.

NCNC Trail Map

Visit the
Nature Center

Come enjoy the Nature Center! Take a hike on our two miles of trails that criss-cross the site (including a 350-foot marsh boardwalk).

Go on a scavenger hunt. The New Canaan Nature Center is located on a 40-acre site which features unusual habitat diversity offering a variety of horticultural experiences for the visitors as well as a live Birds of Prey Exhibit, a variety of gardens, a Greenhouse and a Visitors Center which houses our Discovery Room, Art Exhibits and the Nature Gift Shop. Come explore!

Click here to download the Trail Map.