Our popular Back to Nature Series continues with new, exciting seasonal offerings. These private programs are for small groups and families with children of all ages. Back to Nature Series programs are led by our expert Naturalists and range in topics for interactive 1 to 1.5 hour experiences. Inspiring animal and ecological programs will delight nature lovers of all ages.

To register for a Back to Nature Series program please contact Chloe at chloe@greenburghnaturecenter.org or call us at (914) 723-3470.

Have questions about our Back to Nature Series? Check our Frequently Asked Questions here.

Need to cancel a scheduled program? See our refund policy here.

Fall Programs

(Available September-November)


(groups of up to 6, $15 per additional person for max of 12)


(groups of up to 6, $15 per additional person for max of 12).

Apple Cidering
This juicy sweet fall program will take you back in time for an exciting, early settler experience. You and your family will use an old-fashioned screw press to make fresh apple cider using apples from a local farm. You’ll be able to sample your own freshly made cider and even have some to take home! As time allows, this program will also include a walk through our meadow, or a trip to our barnyard to feed the animals some leftovers.

Night Hikes
Join us as we hike through our 33-acre forest under the moonlight! Meet our Naturalist around a campfire and get introduced to the nocturnal animals in our collection, including our great horned owl. After, we will take a hike through the forest and learn about all the ways our woods change at night. Keep your ears and eyes alert for all the life that hides in the cover of night.

Owl on hand

Barnyard Opening or Closing
In this fun filled hour, your family has the opportunity to meet us in the morning or evening to go through our entire barnyard routine. Get up close and hands on with the animals as we go through the feeding, watering, animal enrichment, and brushing of our chickens, sheep and goats. You’ll also enjoy a goat walk in the forest.
Time: 1 hour, Suggested age limit: 3 years and older.
Barn openings are 7 days a week
Barn Openings: 9:00 AM
Barn Closings: 4:00 PM—5:00 PM,

Nature Ecology Walk
Take a walk around the grounds with one of our Naturalist educators and learn about all the different biomes we have at the Nature Center. Experience the natural world like never before and marvel at the biodiversity you’ll discover all around the Nature Center.

Creepy Crawlers
Get in the spooky spirit of Halloween with some of the Nature Center’s eeriest animals! Experience up close encounters with snakes, tarantulas, hissing roaches and other mysterious creatures. Learn about what they need to survive and thrive in their habitat. You may just learn that these animals are not as scary as you think!

Goat Walks
Our Nigerian Pygmy goats, Maggie and Willow, require a lot of enrichment and exercise to stay happy and healthy. Help us provide them with the best possible care by taking them on a forest trail walk with one of our naturalists.

Birds of Prey
Learn about some of the toughest predators in our ecosystem! Enjoy private, up close encounters with live birds in our animal collection while learning about the special features of raptors that make them so unique. You will act as real scientists as you inspect biofacts such as bones, feathers, and talons, and dissect an owl pellet for evidence of our feathered friends’ favorite foods. Be sure to look up at the sky during your visit — you might see one of these majestic creatures soaring above us in the wild!
Time: 1 hour; offered from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Suggested age limit: 5+

Free Programs

Meet the Raptors
Stop by our Birds of Prey aviary at 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays to learn more about our Birds of Prey and witness feeding time.