Visit the Nature Center
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
View our Spring 2013 Calendar
Program fees are per person and include admission to indoor exhibits/Animal Museum. Dress appropriately for outdoor activity. Space limited. Admittance closes 15 minutes after start Time.
25 SAT PUPPET SHOW
11AM show (ages 4 and under) BOOK NOW
1PM show ( ages 4-7) BOOK NOW
It’s time to celebrate spring with Jilly Puppets. Come sing, dance, play games and listen to stories with Jilly and her colorful, fantastical puppets! Recommended age: 11AM show ages 4 and under; 1PM show ages 4-7. Space is limited and shows usually sell out. Pre-register online. Members $7, Non-members $10
26 SUN 2PM WAKE UP! – Join naturalist John Mancuso and learn about those animals that have been "sleeping" all winter. While getting up close and personal with some of the animals from our Museum, you can "awaken" to the secret world of hibernation. Members $5, Non-members $8
27 MON MANOR HOUSE CLOSED (MEMORIAL DAY)
1 SAT 2PM NATURE’S MASTERPIECE! – Get creative during this unique outdoor exploration of the beauty in nature. This family fun program will have youngsters creating their own masterpiece using natural materials collected from our short nature hike! Members $5, Non-members $8
2 SUN 2PM BIRDS OF A FEATHER! – As wild birds fly overhead, stop by and meet our resident birds up close. Come have fun while learning about the fascinating lives of birds. Our naturalist will present various live birds, including some of the majestic Birds of Prey! This program is not to be missed. Members $5, Non-members $8
9 SUN 11AM A ‘BEAR-FOOT’ STORYTIME! – Join Naturalist Greg Wechgelaer for Storytime, based on our popular Nature Bugs class held weekly on Monday afternoons. The hour program includes a story, live animals and a nature activity. Recommended for children ages 2-6. Members $5, Non-members $8
9 SUN 2PM AN INSIDER'S SCOOP ON BUTT ROT & OTHER WOOD DECAYING FUNGI – On a warming planet of ecological chaos and mass extinction how important are wood decaying fungi? Learn about the crucial role mushrooms play in decomposing stumps and fallen trees. Then, follow Stephanie Scavelli and Zaac Chaves of the Connecticut-Westchester Mycological Association onto the trails for a walk to identify mushrooms. FREE
12 WED 7PM REFRESHMENTS/7:30PM PROGRAM: REPLACING THE GREEN DESERT: NATIVE PLANT ALTERNATIVES TO TURF – No matter how small your property, you can help provide food and shelter for birds, pollinators, butterflies, and other beneficial creatures by replacing “green desert” (aka lawn or turf) with native plant alternatives. Kim Eierman, CH, AOLCP, Founder, EcoBeneficial Horticulture Consulting & Communications will help you to re-imagine your property with beautiful alternatives suitable for different site conditions, including native grasses and sedges, groundcovers, meadows and meadow-like gardens. Program presented in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group; designed for adults and high school students. FREE
15 SAT 2PM FEEDING FUN! – In celebration of New York State Museum Week - Gobble, crunch, slurp, chomp! It’s mealtime for our animals. Come see what’s on the menu. Includes admission to our live animal museum - FREE for Members & Non-members!
16 SUN 2PM PAPA’S PLAY DAY! – Bring Dad to meet some cool critters up close and learn how they play. Then follow us outside for some games and fun activities at our NEW NATURE’S DISCOVERY PLAYGROUND! Members $5, Non-members $8
23 SUN 2PM GOAT STROLL! – Come meet our goats and help take them for a walk around the Nature Center. Join naturalist Greg Wechgelaer and the goats on an informative stroll through our grounds. Members $5, Non-members $8
29 SAT 2PM NATURALIST CHOICE! – Come join one of our naturalists in a family friendly nature adventure. Will it be frogs or flowers, pond or pine-cones, beetles or Beatles? What wild fun will you have today? 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.