Mark your calendars for upcoming programs!

Winter Solistice Luminary Walk

In partnership with Shaker Historical Society
Friday, December 17

Let luminaries light your way on a festive stroll from the Nature Center, along South Park Blvd., and to the Shaker Historical Society while you connect with friends and neighbors and enjoy one of winter's longest nights. This event will feature holiday music by Nightingale— Women's A Capella as they roam the luminary path singing carols. Warm up near a fire at the Nature Center, grab a hot beverage, or purchase additional food and drink from local vendors. Street parking is available near the Nature Center and Shaker Historical Society. Gift shops open. Free.

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Guided Bird Walks

November 14
December 12
8-10 AM | Nature Center

Join a guided walk through the Shaker Parklands looking and listening for birds. Meet in the Nature Center parking lot. Bring your own binoculars. Registration required.

$5 suggested donation.

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Nature Story Time: Nightly Happenings

December 12, January 8, February 12 | 11AM - 12PM | Nature Center

While we are sleeping, nature is still stirring. Join a naturalist to learn about nocturnal animals, the moon and the nightly world we miss while we sleep. Join a naturalist to learn about the phases of the moon, batty nocturnal creatures, owls and more. Program includes a story, activity and hike.

Member: $5 per child;
Nonmember: $10 per child

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Behind the Scenes: Animal Care

January 8 | 2-3:30PM
February 9 | 4-5:30PM

Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep our animal ambassadors here at the nature center happy and healthy? If you’re curious about animal care or just want a chance to meet our animals close up, join us for an afternoon of feeding our turtles and snakes!

Meet at Nature Center. Donations encouraged.

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Winter Coffee Hikes with Phoenix

January 8, Feburary 12, March 12

Start the weekend off with a mug of warm coffee from Phoenix as we take an easy morning stroll through the Nature Center trails. A naturalist will lead the hike and discuss some of the wildlife we see as we enjoy the winter wonderland. We encourage you to bring your own mug or thermos, but some will be provided. Meet at Nature Center.

Registration Required $5 per member
$7.50 per non-member.

Bring a friend for free!
If you reserve 2 or more tickets to this hike, enter the discount code, "Phoenix", to receive one ticket for free.

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"Grand" Adventure

Saturday, January 15 | 11AM - 12:30PM

Bring Grandma, Grandpa or your special person to the Nature Center's “Grand” Adventure Day! Join a naturalist for a hike, make a craft and enjoy some special time out in nature. We’ll end the program by sipping hot chocolate as we reflect on the day’s adventure. Meet at the Nature Center.

$5 member; $7.50 nonmember. No charge for ages 2 and under.

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Night Sky

Friday, January 28 | 7PM (60-90 minute program weather dependent)

Winter is the best time for night sky viewing, but what will we see from the Nature Center? Stars? Clouds? Nocturnal animals? Bundle up to find out as you join a naturalist for this astronomy-themed program.

$5 member; $7.50 nonmember. No charge for ages 2 and under.