Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages (Free!)

Join us on our community path for environmental education, generously supported by Con Edison.
Most Saturdays & Sundays at 11:30AM
Dec 17, Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4, 11, 18, 25 

Dec 18, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 12, 19, 26 

Guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially trained "Trail Ninja" volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife and seasonal changes. Conversation varies each time. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system. Program runs approximately 45 minutes.

Project FeederWatch (Ages 7+) NEW for 2017

Whether you’re a beginner birder or a budding ornithologist, we’ve got you covered in this new program for nature and bird lovers. Join a Nature Center naturalist for morning bird watching as we gather data for Project FeederWatch and brush up on local bird identfcaton. FREE!
Sundays and Mondays 10AM – 11AM
Sundays: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29. Feb 5, 12, 19, 26. Mar 5, 12, 19, 26
Mondays: Jan 9, 16, 23, 30. Feb 6, 13, 20, 27. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27


Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program.
Rain or Shine / No Refunds

Young Explorers' Storytime (3–5 years old)
Wild Encounters StorytimeJoin us for a unique storytime experience as children, with a parent or caregiver, are immersed in a nature-themed story with opportunities to engage with our animals and enjoy GNC’s fields and forests.  Dress for outdoor activity as a portion of each class is spent outdoors, with the exception of extreme weather conditions.  Held rain or shine.
MON, 1-2PM
Dec 5, 12, 19, Jan 9, 23, 30. Feb 6, 13, 27. Mar 6, 13, 20, 27

Fee per class: Members: $9/child // Non-Members: $12/child


Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program.
Rain or Shine / No Refunds

Mother Nature's StorytimeClass size: 12
Children, with parent or caregiver, enjoy winter days at the Center with nature-themed stories, nature walks, live animals, and/or crafts. Dress for outdoor activity. Except in extreme weather conditions, a portion of each class is spent outdoors. PRE-REGISTRATION & PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED. No refunds.
WED, 10-11AM

Session 1: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25. Feb 1, 8 BOOK NOW
Session 2: Feb 15. March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 FULL
(Please note there is no class Feb 22)

Tuition per 6 week session: Members: $50/child; Non-members: $90/child

WEEPAINT* (2-4 years old)
WeepaintClass size: 6
Children, with parent or caregiver, explore new art materials, experience new textures, learn to be creative in a group setting, and socialize with other children. PRE-REGISTRATION & PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED. Held rain or shine. No refunds.

Jan 20, 27. Feb 3, 10, 17. Mar 10, 17 (snow date Mar 24) 
FRI, 10:30AM - 11:15AM BOOK NOW

Tuition per 7-week session - if you join mid-session, rates will be pro-rated.
Fee PER SESSION: $158/CHILD PLUS $85 membership
* You must become a member in order to register for these programs. Memberships help support our educational programs and animal museum.
Teacher Bio: Nitasha Kumar holds both a Design degree from the CEPT University, India and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. After a successful decade of designing retail showrooms and corporate offices, she started the KidsArtbyNitasha program in Tarrytown, NY in 2011. Her love for art and nurturing creativity in her own two children sparked its birth as a fun way to create colorful memories!

For more information on our weekday programs, contact Visitor Services by e-mail or at 914.723.3470.

For Drop-In/Pre-register programs
Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program.
Rain or Shine / No Refunds