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Programs and Events

Programs and Events

Weekend and Adult Programming

Our weekend programming is wide-ranging, with a general focus on the natural world and sustainability. Most weekend programs are family-friendly and geared towards all ages.
Adult programs, offered in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and other community groups, are usually offered during evening hours. See Adult Programs

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Program fees are per person and include admission to indoor exhibits/Animal Museum. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity. Space is limited. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program. Events held rain or shine. No refunds.

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WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES EXHIBIT - OPEN NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, AUGUST 10
Join us for our annual butterfly exhibit. The hoop structure housing the butterflies is located in our wildflower meadow, providing a more natural setting for both visitors and butterflies. In addition to colorful and fragrant flowering plants, you’ll be greeted by New York native butterflies. Learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. The exhibit is appropriate for all ages. Members: Free / Non-members: $9 Adults, $8 Seniors, $7 Children (ages 2-12). (Includes admission to Manor House exhibits) NOTE: See receptionist in Manor House to receive stamp prior to visiting the butterflies.

Story Walk Banner STORYWALK - OPEN NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
The self-guided Story Walk is free at all times and able to be viewed whenever the grounds are open. Featuring the storybook, Opossum at Sycamore Road by Sally M. Walker. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. Sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen. You can also stop by the Manor House and pick up a CPK bookmark good for a free kid's meal and enter in a free raffle for a CPK $20 gift certificate, while supplies last.

July

19 SAT 5:30PM - 20 SUN 8:30AM FAMILY CAMPOUT #1 (MEMBER'S ONLY) ― You supply the tent and sleeping bag, we supply the nature, food, and fun! Join us for a barbecue, and then explore our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of various night creatures. Cap off the evening with S’mores by the fire. Limited to 20 families each night. Reservations required, First-come, first-served. Each tent must include a minimum of one adult. Fee $25 per person. Not a member? Join now! BOOK NOW

20 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

26 SAT 10AM WORM BIN ― Worms are a great way to compost your food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make your own worm bin by upcycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. Fee per bin; Members-$12, Non-members-$15 BOOK NOW

26 SAT 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS ― A naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? FREE for members, Non-members $8

27 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

August

2 SAT 2PM BOLD, BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING BUTTERFLIES ― From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to our world. Join a naturalist for a visit amid the live butterflies in our flight house, and a tour through the life of a butterfly. Stay and make your own beautiful butterfly craft! Recommended for children 8 and younger. Members-$5, Non-members $8 per person

3 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

9 SAT 5:30PM - SUN 8:30AM FAMILY CAMPOUT #2 (MEMBER'S ONLY) ― You supply the tent and sleeping bag, we supply the nature, food, and fun! Join us for a barbecue, and then explore our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of various night creatures. Cap off the evening with S’mores by the fire. Limited to 20 families each night. Reservations required, First-come, first-served. Each tent must include a minimum of one adult. Fee $25 per person. Not a member? Join now! BOOK NOW

10 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

MOVED TO SEPTEMBER 10 - WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM BIDDER 70 - FILM & DISCUSSION ― The story of contemporary American hero Tim DeChristopher, University of Utah student, who bid $1,800,000 in a government auction to save 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks. He had no intention to pay or to drill. DeChristopher paid with his future to save the land he loves. Discussion to follow film. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

17 SUN 10AM HOW EASY CAN IT BE? COMPOSTING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ― There’s gold in those leaves, grass clippings, weeds, and kitchen scraps! Come discover the magic of compost and learn how easy it can be to turn your yard and food waste into valuable fertilizer for your garden. Members-$5, Non-members-$8

17 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

23 SAT 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS ― A naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? FREE for members, Non-members $8

24 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

24 SUN 2PM WORM BIN ― Worms are a great way to compost your food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make your own worm bin by upcycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. Fee per bin; Members-$12, Non-members-$15 BOOK NOW

31 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

31 SUN 2PM FEEDING FUN ― Gobble, crunch, slurp, chomp! It’s mealtime for our animals - come see what’s on the menu. Included with Museum admission

September

1 MON MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (LABOR DAY)

6 SAT 2PM AREN'T THEY GRAND ― Get an early start to celebrating National Grandparent's Day! Bring the whole family and enjoy an informative program that allows you to get up close and hands-on with some of our live animals! This is a program that you don't want to miss. FREE for members and Grandparents, Non-members $8

7 SUN 2PM HARVEST PARTY ― It’s the season to reap the harvest of our organic garden and hives! Our naturalists prepare a sampling of tasty treats from our garden, and you learn about the fascinating social network of honeybees, beekeeping, and how honey is harvested from our hives. Honey is extracted by our beekeeper H. Peet Foster. There is a free tasting of fresh honey-from-the-hives, and the newly harvested honey is available for purchase. Members-$4. Non-members-$8

10 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM BIDDER 70 - FILM & DISCUSSION ― The story of contemporary American hero Tim DeChristopher, University of Utah student, who bid $1,800,000 in a government auction to save 22,000 pristine acres surrounding Utah’s National Parks. He had no intention to pay or to drill. DeChristopher paid with his future to save the land he loves. Discussion to follow film. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE and handicapped accessible.

13 SAT 2PM HOW EASY CAN IT BE? COMPOSTING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY ― There’s gold in those leaves, grass clippings, weeds, and kitchen scraps! Come discover the magic of compost and learn how easy it can be to turn your yard and food waste into valuable fertilizer for your garden. Members-$5, Non-members-$8

14 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

14 SUN 2PM BEAR-FOOT STORYTIME ― Join a naturalist for storytime, based on our popular Wild Encounters Storytime held weekly on Monday afternoon. This hour long program includes a story, live animals, and a nature-themed activity. Recommended for children ages 2-6. Members $5, Non-members $8

15 MON 11AM - 7:30PM 2ND ANNUAL GOLF OUTING & RECEPTION ― Join us for our 2nd Annual Golf Outing and Reception! Held at the Scarsdale Golf Club, it is a fun day complete with golfing, contests, Silent Auction, and dinner reception. Not a Golfer? You can come to the dinner reception which includes music and cocktails. See our GOLF WEBSITE for more details on volunteer opportunities, sponsorships, silent auction donations, and ticket purchases. Fees: Golf Outing & Reception per person - $400; Reception only per person - $100.

20 SAT 2PM MEET THE ANIMALS ― A naturalist presents an informative program that allows you to get up close and hands-on with some of the Nature Center's live animals! What wild fun will you have today? FREE for members, Non-members $8

21 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

21 SUN 2PM WHAT'S THE BUZZ WITH HONEYBEES? ― Come learn about the busy life of a honeybee hive with a naturalist. Learn why and how these amazing creatures are critical players in our own lives and the global economy. Also discussed are the current threats faced by honeybees, and how what harms bees, threatens us in turn. The program includes a taste test of local-made honeys. Members $5, Non-members $8

27 SAT 12PM WORM BIN ― Worms are a great way to compost your food waste indoors all year round. Learn to make your own worm bin by upcycling a disposable styrofoam cooler. Pre-registration required and closes one week prior to event. Fee per bin; Members-$12, Non-members-$15 BOOK NOW

28 SUN 11:30AM TEACHING TRAILS: A COMMUNITY PATH FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (with generous support from Con Edison) - Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE!

28 SUN 12PM LOVE 'EM & LEAVE 'EM ― Fall leaves are a valuable resource for your property! Learn how to "re-invest" your fall leaves into your soil by shredding them right into your lawn, turning them into an attractive mulch for your garden beds, or using them to generate your own home-compost. If rain, program will be re-scheduled. Members $5, Non-members $8

28 SUN 2PM BIRDS OF PREY ― Join a naturalist to see live birds of prey. Discover what makes these magnificent creatures the hunters of the sky. Includes a visit to the outdoor bird aviary to see the majestic Bald Eagles. Members $5, Non-Members $8

The Greenburgh Nature Center's community weekend events, environmental forums,
public programs and nature education programs are supported,
in part, by Westchester County Parks and the Town of Greenburgh.

Westchester County Parks Town of Greenburgh Town of Greenburgh Parks and Recreation

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