Adult Programs

The New Canaan Nature Center provides a wide variety of programming for adults. Pre-registration is recommended.

To register for NYBG classes please call (718) 817-8748 or call (800) 322-6924 and ask for the Continuing Education Department.

For all other programs and classes please call (203) 966-9577. Visa, MasterCard and American Express accepted.


HARVEST FESTIVAL
Bands, Beers, Bites & Wine
Saturday, October 1
7:00-10:00 P.M.

Nature On Tap!

Sample a variety of beers from regional brewers, wines, delicious bites, and live music by the Jazzholes at the Nature Center's 40-acre outdoor sanctuary.

Purchase tickets online September 1, $75

Tickets will be available at the door for $90.

Please call (203) 966-9577

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Adult Adventures: Bee Keeping 101
Saturday, September 10
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join us for these adults-only nature programs on the Second Saturday of every month!

This September...
Have you always wanted to get a chance to see the NCNC hives up close and personal? Join us to meet fellow local bee-keepers and to learn about & share tips on how to properly care for honey bees in your very own backyard!

(Rain or shine)

Spaces are limited & advanced registration is highly recommended.

Please call (203) 966-9577 x10 to reserve your spot today!
Members: $10/person / Non-Members: $15/person

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NCNC Hiking Group
Tuesday, September 13
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Join the New Canaan Nature Center for a hike at the New Canaan Land Trust’s Symington Woodlands, a little piece of wilderness right here in New Canaan!

Mike Johnson, NCLT Executive Director, will lead us. The hike has two short steeper areas, so including children is at your discretion. Any dogs must be on leashes.

Please meet at the gate on Wellesley Drive (halfway down, on the eastern side) promptly at 9:30am, wear appropriate footwear, and bring your own water, bug repellent, band-aids, etc. if required.

The hike is limited to 25 people.

Enroll Today

Call 203-966-9577 ext 20

Register Online

Click Here

Ages: All ages.
Members: FREE / Non-Members: FREE

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Adult Adventures: Birding Walk
Saturday, October 8
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Join us for these adults-only nature programs on the Second Saturday of every month!

This October...
Join us for a morning bird walk here at NCNC! Fall is the perfect time of year to view songbirds in Connecticut. We’ll enjoy a warm cup of coffee before heading out on our trails in search of these beautiful migratory birds.

(Rain or shine)

Spaces are limited & advanced registration is highly recommended.

Please call (203) 966-9577 x10 to sign up today!
Members: $10 per person / Non-Members: $15 per person

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Adult Adventures: Devil's Den Hike!
Saturday, November 12
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Join us for these adults-only nature programs on the Second Saturday of every month!

This November...
Meet our Naturalists at Devil's Den Preserve in Weston (the Nature Conservancy’s largest nature preserve in Connecticut) for a healthy & invigorating fall hike. This four-mile loop will be strenuous so please bring comfortable shoes, layers and a water bottle. Feel free to pack a lunch and stay for a picnic!

More details will be provided upon registration.

(Rain or shine)

Spaces are limited & advanced registration is highly recommended.

Please call (203) 966-9577 ex. 10 to register today!
Members: $10 per person / Non-Members: $15 per person

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Adult Adventures: Woodworking for Wildlife
Saturday, December 10
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join us for these adults-only nature programs on the Second Saturday of every month!

This December...
Join us for a woodworking workshop to learn how to construct bird and bat boxes! In the spirit of the giving season, make a box for a family member or friend, or donate your box to NCNC.

(Rain or shine)

Spaces are limited & advanced registration is highly recommended.

Please call call (203) 966-9577 ex. 10 to register today!
Members: $10 per person / Non-Members: $15 per person

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Upcoming Youth & Family Programs

Family Nature Adventures: Ponds & Picnic
Saturday, September 3
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Cider Saturday
Saturday, September 17
11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
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Family Nature Adventures: Fire Building 101
Saturday, October 1
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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"Tackle" Our Invasive Species Day
Wednesday, October 12
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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47th Annual FALL FAIR
Saturday, October 22
10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Early Entry for NCNC Members 9:30 A.M.
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