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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)

Winter and Spring dates TBD

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

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: March 18, April 1, 8,  22

Session: April 29, May 6, 13, 20


EXPLORATIONS (for students in grades K - 2)

Meets Thursdays 3:45-5:00 pm

The Eyes Have It
Animals have amazing eyes,  How do they differ from ours?  Let's find out who has the best eyes for distance, color and movement

Meets March 17, 24, 31; April 7

Spring is the time for eggs. Find out who is laying eggs and
where you can find them.

Meets April 21, 28; May 5, 12


EXPLORATIONS TOO (for students in grades 3 and up)

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: March 16, 23, 30; April 6

Session: April 20, 27; May 4, 11


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

Monday, April 11
Tuesday, April 12
Wednesday, April 13
Thursday, April 14
Friday, April 15

9 am - Noon

Wildlife Wakes Up!

How do animals know that spring has arrived? Join us for a week of morning fun & exploration in forest field and pond.

Spend vacation mornings looking for wildlife at Roaring Brook Nature Center

Daily Rate: $35 members, $40 nonmembers 
Full Week: $160 members, $185 nonmembers

Pre-registration with payment is required

Click here for registration form.

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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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