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   SUMMER CAMP    FREE DROP IN NATURE PROGRAMS

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Elise Landscapes & Nursery
Bankwell in New Canaan
Summer Camp Registration March 5

Summer Camp
Registration
Has Begun

Are you ready for summer camp FUN?

WE ARE!

We’re excited to announce that we are officially taking registrations for Summer Camp!

It is our goal to Leave No Child Inside this summer, as a world of adventure awaits outside the door!

Click here for camp details.

CT Trails Day

Connecticut Trails Day

Saturday, June 4 10:00am - 3:00pm

Naturalists will be leading guided nature walks around our beautiful 44-acre property at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

You also won't want to miss our Birds of Prey Shows on the Green at 11am and 1pm.

No pre-registration is necessary, just drop on in to join the fun!

Click here for more details.

   YOUTH & FAMILY PROGRAMS    WILDLIFE WATCH

GROUNDS OPEN DAILY
DAWN TO DUSK

Visitors Center Hours
Tuesday – 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.

camping CT

Great American Campout

Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26
3:30pm - 9:30am

Join us for a campout in New Canaan's favorite backyard! You won't want to miss the fun & games, BBQ dinner, camp tunes, campfire complete with S'mores, and night hike. In the morning, enjoy a light breakfast of bagels, juice & coffee. You won't want to miss this fun for the entire family!

Space is limited- register early to guarantee your spot!

Please call 203-966-9577 x20 to register today.

Click here for more details.

Wildlife Watch

American Kestral

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!

   PRESCHOOL    VISIT

YOUTH &
FAMILY PROGRAMS

Connecticut Trails Day
Saturday, June 4
10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
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Great American Campout
Saturday, June 25 to Sunday, June 26
3:30 P.M. Sat. to 9:30 A.M. Sun.
> Learn more

Night of 1,000 Fireflies
Friday, July 8
8:00 - 9:30 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.