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Discovery Day Programs

Register now for our Discovery Day programs, the Nature Center’s enrichment series for children. Four week programs are offered for pre-schoolers and a parent, for students in kindergarten and kindergarten readiness programs and for students in grades 1-3.

The cost of each four-week session is $40.00 for members, $50.00 for nonmembers. A $10 discount is extended to families with a second child attending during the same time period. Portions of the program are held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Register by mail or in person during regular Nature Center hours. 
For a printable form, click here.

Please call the Nature Center at (860)693-0263 for additional information and to determine if there are class openings prior to mailing your registration.


Adventure Story Time (for 2 to 5 year olds & a parent)

September 21, October 19, November 16, December 14

Adventure Story Time for children ages 2-5 will be held on
selected Mondays each month from 1:00-2:00 pm.
Adults and children can participate in a shared story with a craft and short walk.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

The courtesy of pre-registration is requested. 

Fee will cover the cost of crafts and will help support
the programs at the Nature Center

There is a charge of $3/child; maximum $6 per family

Two by Twos  (for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year olds & a parent)

Tuesday morning programs for the young child and a parent (or grandparent)
provide an introduction to the world of nature through seasonal topics. 

Meets 10 -11 am       Child must be two years old. 
Register for one or more sessions
Cost for two-week session: $20 member; $25 nonmember

Session I:  October 6 & 13

Session II: November 10 & 17

Session III: Dec 1 & 8


EXPLORING TOGETHER  (for 3 to 5 year olds & parent)

This series introduces pre-school children to seasonal changes in the natural world and gives parent (or grandparent) and child an opportunity to learn together.
A younger sibling may attend for a $10 discount, no charge for siblings under age 2. Much of this program is held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Meets Friday mornings 10 - 11 am  OR   Friday afternoons 1:15 - 2:15pm

Session: September 18, 25; October 2, 9

Session: October 16, 23, 30; November 6

Session:  November 13, 20; December 4, 11



EXPLORATIONS (for students in grades K - 3)

Meets Thursdays 3:45-5:00 pm

Can You See Me?
Learn about amimals who use camouflage to hide from predators,
and other animals who let us know they are there.

Meets September 17, 24; October 1, 8

Nature's Weather Forecasters
Willit be a long, cold winter or a short, mild one?  Do the animals know? 
Learn to read nature's signs that might predict the coming winter weather.

Meets October 15, 22, 29; November 5

Where Did They Go?
Many of our summer animals headed south or dug in for the winter.  Let's find out where they went and when they will be back.

Meets November 19,; December 3, 10 17


EXPLORATIONS TOO (for students in grades 4 and up)

NEW! Enrichment programs for older students.

Discover what is happening on our trails or in the world.
Each week we will meet to learn about new scientific findings or
environmental topics and spend time outdoors making our own discoveries.

Meets Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 pm

Session I:  September 9, 16, 30; October 7

Session II: October 14, 21, 28; November 4

Session III:  November 11, 18; December 2, 9


School Vacation Programs (for students in K - grade 5)


Click here for registration form

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Click here to learn about Vacation Science Camp offered by



The Nature Center can create special programs for your home school group. 

Explore the wonders of our woods, fields, and stream.

Each class will investigate a different aspect of a central theme, complete with hands-on experiments & plenty of time outdoors.

Classes comply with CT State Sceince Standards for Pre-K to Grade 2

To learn more or to schedule a program,
email us at rbnc@thechildrensmuseumct.org or call 860.693.0263

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For a registration form, please click here
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