Programs for Children

Programs for Children


Knee-high Naturalists at Stage Nature Center | TNS Members:  $10 | Non-Members: $13 | Adults free | 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!

MARCH: Explore the amazing things trees provide in March. Click on your date of choice to register: 

Thursday, March 21st | 10am - 11:30am | Terrific Trees

Friday, March 22nd | 10am - 11:30am | Terrific Trees

APRIL: Discover how changing weather affects spring happenings.

Thursday, April 25th | 10am - 11:30am | April Showers

Friday, April 26th | 10am - 11:30am | April Showers


Little Acorns

REGISTER| Wednesday, April 10th | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

REGISTER | Thursday, May 9th | 10:30 am - 11:30 am

TNS Member: $3 | Non-Member: $5

Let your child explore the sights and sounds of nature through outdoor activities. This program will take place outside, except in the event of inclement weather. Bring children in strollers that are sturdy enough for a wood chipped trail. The adult partner is free and must accompany the child throughout the program.


“EGG”stravaganza at the SNC

TNS Member Fee: $10 | Non-Member Fee: $13

Celebrate Spring and the new life that is upon us! Learn about the many animals that hatch from eggs. Discover how eggs protect them as they grow. Take a short spring hike. Participate in egg games, including an egg hunt with special prizes, and make spring crafts. Dress for the weather. Free adult partners must accompany children.

Register | Saturday   1:00pm - 2:30pm session

Register |  Saturday 3:00pm - 4:30pm session