Programs for Children
Monthly Saturday Program | 10 am-12 pm | Grades: K-2nd & 3rd-5th
Here’s a great way for children to explore nature. Each month, they will dive into new discoveries about the outdoor world. Children will learn through hands-on activities, hikes and crafts. Each child will receive a “passport” at the first session and will receive stamps at each program they attend to earn some great prizes. Sign up for sessions individually. No need to commit to multiple sessions.
TNS Member Fee: $10 | Non-Member: $13
Register by selecting your date of choice:
Knee-high Naturalists at Stage Nature Center | Each monthly session offers: A nature-related theme designed for children ages 2-4, the session starts with a fun craft followed by activities that reinforce the day's lesson. The group then heads outside for an outdoor trail hike, guided by nature instructor Lori Brown. Some of the outdoor activities include looking under logs, searching for wildlife and their tracks, exploring our pond and observing how each different parts of nature interact. Some things children may see along the trails include deer, turkeys, owls, squirrels, birds and insects. Each hike is followed by an indoor nature story and a snack. This program is one of our most popular programs for little nature lovers, registration fills up fast - be sure to register early!
TNS Member: | $10 | Non-Member: $13 | Adults free
Mom & Me Playdate
Tuesdays in January & February | 10-11:30 am | Jan 9-Feb 27 | Free | Donations accepted!
Join us this winter for a weekly gathering of parents and children for some relaxed winter fun! Enjoy a weekly theme, indoor activities for kids including: Mastodon Dig Site, games, puzzles, books and children’s music. Take a self-guided hike on the SNC trails, (for a guided trail hike: sign up for a “Little Acorns” hike on January 23rd or February 20th). Tea & cookies will be served for parents & hot chocolate for the kids!
Homeschool Nature Classes
TNS Member: $6 per child | Non-Member: $8 per child
Learn about natural ecosystems. Go on a hike through the various natural communities found at the nature center.
TNS Member: $3 | Non-Member: $5
Let your child explore the sights and sounds of nature through outdoor activities on our nature preserve. This program will take place outdoors, except in the event of inclement weather. Bring children in strollers that are sturdy enough for a wood chipped trail or sleds. The adult partner is free and must accompany the child throughout the program.