January

Saturday, January 25, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Eyes on Owls
Did you know that owls cannot move their eyes but they can turn their heads up to 270 degrees left or right? Get to know our resident owls and uncover the secrets of these mysterious night dwellers. Learn about their eating habits by dissecting owl pellets. Then complete the bone puzzle to discover exactly what was on the menu for dinner last night.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Sunday, January 26, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Join our naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding our indoor animals as well as our birds of prey and barnyard.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members.

February

Saturday, February 1, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Winter Nature Walk
Bring your gloves and scarves as we head outside to roam our forest trails. Join our naturalists on an easy stroll as they point out and discuss winter wildlife.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Sunday, February 2, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Winter Nature Walk
Bring your gloves and scarves as we head outside to roam our forest trails. Join our naturalists on an easy stroll as they point out and discuss winter wildlife.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Sunday, February 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Join our naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding our indoor animals as well as our birds of prey and barnyard.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members.

Saturday, February 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Winter Birds
Viewing a variety of birds from our live animal museum, participants are introduced to the basics of avian anatomy. They learn how to identify some of our common winter residents, why some birds migrate and how others adapt to winter life. Children make a pine cone feeder that they can hang outdoors to attract winged visitors.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members

Sunday, February 16, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation, Oh My!
Each morning the sun rises a little later and dips lower in the sky. The shorter days of fall send a signal to every living thing in the forest. Winter is coming! For forest animals, it’s no easy task to stay alive through the winter. What would you do: migrate, hibernate, or adapt? Each animal must make a choice. Meet some of our native animals to gain a better understanding on how they survive in winter. Great for all ages.
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Monday, February 17, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Maple Sugar at Home
Participants will travel back in time to discover the history of maple sugaring with several stops along the way. Native American, colonial, and some modern day techniques are demonstrated at our outdoor sugaring sites. You’ll also learn how easy sugaring is to do in your own kitchen!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Saturday, February 29, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Join our naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding our indoor animals as well as our birds of prey and barnyard.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members.

March

Sunday, March 8, 11:00am-3:00pm
Maple Sugaring Party
Join us as we continue the sweet tradition of maple sugaring! Featured events include sap collection demonstrations, depictions of Native American and Colonial style sugaring sites, porridge making, maple crafts and treats.
Fee: $8 for members, $15 for non-members – register here

Sunday, March 15, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Join our naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding our indoor animals as well as our birds of prey and barnyard.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members.

Sunday, March 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Maple Sugar at Home
Participants will travel back in time to discover the history of maple sugaring with several stops along the way. Native American, colonial, and some modern day techniques are demonstrated at our outdoor sugaring sites. You’ll also learn how easy sugaring is to do in your own kitchen!
Fee: $5 for members, $8 for non-members.

Saturday, March 28, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Feeding Fun
It’s mealtime for our animals! Join our naturalists for a hands-on program and learn about the care that goes into feeding our indoor animals as well as our birds of prey and barnyard.
Fee: Free for members, $8 for non-members.

Sunday, March 29, 1:00pm-2:00pm
Raptors of Westchester
Join a naturalist and meet our birds of prey. Discover what makes these magnificent creatures the hunters of the sky. 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.

Ongoing

Most 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

Wednesdays, 10:00am-11:00am (Year-round)
Mother Nature’s Storytime
Children, along with a parent or caregiver, enjoy afternoons as the Nature Center listening to a narration of nature-themed stories. These stories are brought to life through nature walks, live animals, and/or crafts. 
Fee: 6 week session- members: $50/child, non-members: $90/child
Session 1: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12