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Cider Saturday

Saturday,
September 17
11am - 3pm

Celebrate the Fall Cider Season here at NCNC! This day is sure to delight, with cider press demonstrations, Old Fashioned Games, honey bee hive tours, apple baking, and so much more. You also won’t want to miss our 1st Annual Apple Pie Baking Contest.

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Adult Adventures: Beekeeping 101

Saturday,
September 10
10:30 am - 12pm

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!

Space is limited - register early to guarantee your spot! Call 203-966-9577 x10 to register now.

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   YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS    WILDLIFE WATCH

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.

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Family Nature Adventures: Ponds & Picnic

Saturday, September 3
10am - 12pm

Join us for a morning of ponding and picnicking here at NCNC! We’ll visit our ponds to see what fish and frogs we might catch. Bring a lunch and when we’re all finished ponding, join us for a picnic on the Green to celebrate our success! Space is limited - register early to guarantee your spot! Call 203-966-9577 x10 to register now.

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Wildlife Watch

American Kestrel

We're currently highlighting the American Kestrel! Did you know...? The American Kestrel is the smallest species of falcon in North America. Found continent-wide, Kestrels are most often spotted perched or hovering over open meadows. Be on the lookout for them hunting for prey (mice, dragonflies, etc.) this summer. Then click here to find out more about the American Kestrel.

Learn even more about about these amazing animals, be sure to check out our Wildlife Watch kiosk out by the Sugar Shack!

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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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Preschool

Nature Center
PRESCHOOL

Preschool registration is open and tours are available by appointment.
Imagine what 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.

Click here for Application Forms and to learn about the New Canaan Nature Center Preschool.

NCNC Trail Map

Visit the
Nature Center

Come enjoy spring at 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.