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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.


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 afternoons 1:15 - 2:15pm

Fall Session I : September 16, 23, 27; October 7

Fall Session II : October 15, 22, 29; November 4

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


EXPLORATIONS (for students in grades K - 2)

Meets Wednesdays 3:45-5:00 pm

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

Meets October 5, 12, 19, 26

Nature's Weather Forecasters
Will it 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 November 2, 9, 16, 23


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 Thursdays 3:45-5:00 pm

Junior Vets

Intereseted in animals or becoming a vet or wildlife rehabilitator
when you grow up?  Learn about caring for exotic animals and wildlife.

Meets October 6, 13, 20, 27

Winter Survival
Learn how to survive in harsh winter conditions.  We will cover how to build a shelter, a fire, and how to dress for the weather.

Meets December 2, 9, 16, 23

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

Monday, February 20
Tuesday, February 21
9 am - Noon

It’s Snow Wonder!
School Vacation Program
for Grades K - 5

Fun with snow and ice, animal tracking and, depending upon weather conditions, snowshoeing or even maple sugaring will be part of this two-day vacation program.

Daily Rate: $35 members, $40 nonmembers.
Pre-registration with payment required

Click here for registration form.

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Monday, April 10
Tuesday, April 11
Wednesday, April 12
Thursday, April 13
Friday, April 14

9 am - Noon

Spring Fever!
School Vacation Program
for Grades K - 5

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: $165 members, $190 nonmembers.
Pre-registration with payment is required.

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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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