Marshy Point Nature Center offers a variety of nature programs for visitors of all ages. Activities include audiovisual presentations by natural resource professionals and noted naturalists, Monday Pre-K drop-ins, bird walks, canoeing, boat trips, night hikes, and many family-friendly seasonal programs. Special events include the Spring Festival, Fall Festival, and Holiday Celebration.
Some of our featured events are listed below. To view the full schedule and registration information for Fall 2020, check out our Fall Event Calendar.
Please note: All programs are currently being held outdoors, weather permitting. Face masks are required for all participants ages 2 and older. Advance registration and a signed COVID-19 waiver are required for all programs (except Animal Encounters).
Organizations and large groups must schedule programs separately from those listed in this publication. See School and Group Programs for more information.
The Nature Center is now open with limited capacity and social distancing measures in place for visitor, staff, and volunteer safety. Classrooms remain closed. The Nature Center will be closed on the following dates: Mon. Oct. 12 (Columbus Day) Tues. Nov. 3 (Election Day) Wed. Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) Thurs. Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving) On these […]
Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities. This program is designed for families; no groups are permitted. Pre-K Nature are held on Mondays from 11 am to 12 noon. This is NOT a drop-in program at this time. Registration is required, with a maximum of 25 […]
Enjoy five fun and educational Marshy Point nature crafts at home! Order a Nature Craft Bag with all the materials and instructions needed to create: – Mammal mask mania – Perfectly potted plants – Creepy crawly carton critters – Crazy crabby cap – Design-your-own Nature T-shirt These crafts are appropriate for kids ages 4-8. The […]
Join a naturalist on the front lawn of the Nature Center to meet one of our animal ambassadors. This program is designed for families; no groups are permitted. Registration is not required. Animal encounters take place on: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 1:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am Animal encounters last approximately […]
Join a naturalist for a story and a short hike. Recommended for ages 5 and under. This program is held on Wednesdays from 11-11:45 am. Upcoming dates are: Sept. 2, Sept. 9, Sept. 16, Sept. 23, and Sept. 30 Oct. 7, Oct. 14, Oct. 21, and Oct. 28 Nov. 4, Nov. 18, and Nov. 25 […]
After much consideration, we regret that the 2020 Summer Solstice Faerie Festival at Marshy Point has been cancelled. We are deeply saddened to miss the magic, love, and community this year. However, given the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 public health crisis, we must err on the side of caution. Mark your calendar for June […]