May

Sunday, May 26, 1:00pm-2:00pm
For Shear Pleasure
At the end of a long winter, help us celebrate the arrival of spring. Bring the whole family down to our Barnyard and have a wonderful wooly time. Share the experience from sheep to sweater. Touch the wool and have a go at carding, hand spinning and a “wooly” craft. Enjoy a short story then hang around to help feed our other barnyard animals. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

June

Sunday, June 2, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wildlife Conservation
Spend time with one of our expert naturalists as we discuss a wide range of conservation issues and some of the measures being taken to reduce their effects. Meet some of the animals that are affected by these issues and learn about their lives in the wild. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, June 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Raptors of Westchester
Meet the Greenburgh Nature Center’s birds of prey with a naturalist and discover what makes these creatures the hunters of the sky. This event includes a visit to the outdoor bird aviary to feed our majestic Bald Eagles, Red Tailed Hawks, and Great Horned Owl. Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Wednesday, June 12, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Invasive Species in the Lower Hudson Valley (Adult Program)
Across New York State, invasive species are changing our favorite natural spaces. Join Erin Brady of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s Division of Lands and Forests to learn about the invasive plants impacting the lower Hudson Valley, what’s being done about them, and how you can help. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and will be held at the Greenburgh Nature Center. Fee: Free

Sunday, June 16, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Amazing Amphibians
Join a naturalist to discover the slippery, slimy, and cold-blooded world of amphibians. This informative and hands-on program lets you meet some local amphibians up close. Then walk to our forest and pond to see what other amazing critters live there too! Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, June 23, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Story Walk Launch
Join a naturalist on a short walk to our Native Plant Meadow while enjoying a nature-themed story. Our Story Walk will run through Sunday, September 22. Fee: Free

Sunday, June 23 – Sunday, September 22
Story Walk
Take a stroll to our Native Plant Meadow and join children and families as they read a favorite nature-themed story and walk among one of our short hiking trails. Fee: Free

July

Saturday, July 6, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Float Like a Butterfly
Learn about the amazing and magical life cycle of a butterfly while getting up close and personal with these beautiful animals.
Fee: Members: free, Non-members: program included in admission to Butterfly Exhibit

Saturday, July 6 – Saturday, August 3
Live Butterfly Exhibit
Calling butterfly fans of all ages for our most exciting feature of the summer! Our Live Butterfly Exhibit will open your eyes to a whole new world within our Native Plant Meadow. Our very own butterfly arbor is the perfect place to learn all about these enchanting creatures and their importance in nature.
Fee: Members-Free; Non Members-$11 Adults, $10 seniors/students, $9 children, children under 2 free (price includes admission to Live Animal Museum)

Wednesday, July 10, 7:00pm-9:00pm
How Green is My Town?
How Green Is My Town? is a project of Grassroots Environmental, a science based non-profit organization. Learn how you can support your local leaders in making your town more sustainable as Ellen Weininger reviews the resources, templates, science and tools municipalities can use to address environmental priorities. This program is in partnership with the Sierra Club Lower Hudson Group and will be held at the Greenburgh Nature Center.
Fee: Free

Saturday, July 13, 5:30pm through Sunday, July 14, 8:30am
Family Overnight Campout
All campers welcome to our Family Overnight Campout! You supply the tent and sleeping bag, we supply the nature, food, and fun! The evening includes a barbecue and an exploration of our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of various night creatures. Cap off the night with s’mores by the fire! A great introduction to camping.
Fee: $25/child, $75/adult, children under 2 free
*Membership is required to register for this program. Membership helps support our educational programs.

Saturday, July 20, 10:30am-12:00pm
Go Native Westchester! Pollinator Meadow Walking Tour
From food to flowers, there are many ways that nature provides for people, especially from beneficial pollinators like butterflies and bees. Come see what all the “buzz” is about with a tour led by Greenburgh Nature Center’s Director of Education, Greg Wechgelaer, strolling past gorgeous native plant species of the Nature Center’s newly planted meadow, and learn about planting for the pollinators! This event is in partnership with Plan it Wild.

Please RSVP By 7/17 and learn more @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pollinator-meadow-walking-tour-tickets-60214489158

Sunday, July 21, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members

August

Saturday, August 3, 5:30pm through Sunday, August 4, 8:30am
Family Overnight Campout
All campers welcome to our Family Overnight Campout! You supply the tent and sleeping bag, we supply the nature, food, and fun! The evening includes a barbecue and an exploration of our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of various night creatures. Cap off the night with s’mores by the fire! A great introduction to camping.

This will include an extra special feature: the Bye-Bye Butterflies program! We will release the butterflies from our Live Butterfly Exhibit who taught us so much through the summer. We will map their journey and identify stopping points critical to their success. Butterfly lovers can make a colorful butterfly craft to take home.
Fee: $25/child, $75/adult, children under 2 free
*Membership is required to register for this program. Membership helps support our educational programs.

Sunday, August 18, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Open Wide
Join a naturalist to learn all about snakes and lizards during a lively hands-on presentation that is sure to engage and enlighten all ages! Stick around until the end and check out snack time for our snakes. Fun for the whole family.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

September

Sunday, September 1, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Come see what’s on the menu and learn how we keep our critters healthy.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members

Monday, September 9, 10:30am-8:00pm
Golf & Tennis Classic
Enjoy a day of golf at Scarsdale Golf Club with contests, food, beverages, and tennis Round Robin tournaments. An evening reception will complete the day, set in the club’s beautiful dining area where guests will enjoy cocktails and a banquet dinner. View the full event schedule at greenburghnaturecenter.org
Fee: Single Golfer $450, Golf Twosome $900, Golf Threesome $1350, Golf Foursome $1800, Tennis Player $250, Evening Gala Only $125

Saturday, September 14, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Bugging Out
Learn about Earth’s forgotten heroes: bugs! In this program, you’ll get to meet some interesting insects and hear about the important jobs they do for our ecosystems such as pollination and decomposition. Explore local wildlife on a bug hunt and complete a craft that will help make our community an oasis for these cool creatures!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, September 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Nature’s Nurturers
Have you ever wondered how birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals care for their young? This program will focus on parents and their offspring in the animal world. We will explore the different classes of animals and how their care varies. Join us as we learn about maternal and paternal care in the wild!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Saturday, September 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Animal Evidence
There are many ways to study animals without physically seeing them. Animals leave all sorts of evidence behind to let us know that they were there. Come put your scientist skills to the test by joining a naturalist on a search for animal evidence and meeting some of our animal collection!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Year-round

Saturdays, 11:30am-12:15pm (Year-round)
Teaching Trails: Weekend Walks for All Ages
Join us on our community path for environmental education. This is a guided trail experience through our woodland forest. Our specially-trained “Trail Ninja” volunteers provide information on trees, plants, wildlife, and seasonal changes. Topics vary each week. An ideal way to get acquainted with our trail system.
Fee: Free