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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 very young children and parents,
pre-schoolers and a parent,
for students in kindergarten through grade 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.

 

BABY & ME


Join us with your baby aged 0 -12 months old
to start familiarizing them to the wonders of the outdoors.
We will spend time walking outside and introducing your little one to sights, sounds, and smells of Nature.
Please come with a blanket to sit on and a carrier for hiking.

Meets Mondays 10:30 - 11:30 am

Fall Session I: September 24: October 1, 15, 22

Fall Session II:  November 5, 12, 19, 26

Register by mail or in person during regular Nature Center hours. 
For a printable form, click here.

TINY TOTS (for 2 to 4 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.

Children will be introduced to the natural world
through hikes, crafts, and exploring.


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 Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Fall Session I: September 12, 26: October 3, 10.

Fall Session II:  November 5, 12, 19, 26

 

EXPLORATIONS (for K - Grade 3 students)


Afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school age youngsters.

Drop your child off at the nature center for some after school adventure!
Students will enjoy hiking, crafts, and explorations.

Much of this program is held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Meets  Wednesday afternoons 3:45 - 5 pm

Fall

Session I: September 12, 26; October 3, 10

Session II:  October 17, 24, 31; November 7

Session III:  November 14, 28; December 5, 12

Winter

Session I: January 2, 9, 16, 23 (snow date:  Januray 30)

Session II: 
February 6, 13, 20, 27 (snow date: March 6)

Spring

Session I: March 13, 20, 27; April 3

Session II:
April 17, 24; May 1, 8

Session III:  TBD

Register by mail or in person during regular Nature Center hours. 
For a printable form, click here.

 

HOME SCHOOL PROGRAMS (for ages 2 - 10)


Join us for the Exploring Together Homeschool Program
for students up to 10 years old.
This class gives parent and child the opportunity to learn
about the natural world together.
Class will include hikes, crafts, and explorations!

The cost of each four-week session is $50.00 for members, $60.00 for nonmembers. A $10 discount is extended to families with a second child attending during the same time period. No charge for siblings under 2.

. Much of this program is held outdoors, please dress accordingly.

Meets  Friday afternoons 1:15 - 2:15 pm

Fall

Session I: September 12, 26; October 3, 10

Session II:  October 19, 26; November 2, 9

Session III:  November 16, 30; December 7, 14

Winter

Session I: January 4, 11, 18, 25 (snow date:  February 1)

Session II: 
February 8, 15, 22; March 1 (snow date: March 8)

Spring

Session I: March 15, 22, 29; April 5

Session II:
April 19, 26; May 3, 10

Session III:  TBD

Register by mail or in person during regular Nature Center hours. 
For a printable form, click here.


School Vacation Programs
   

Thursday - Friday
December 27 - 28, 2018
9 am - 3:30 pm

Explorations…
in Winter

Vacation Program
for Grades 5-9

Students who have enjoyed our summer "Explorations" programs will enjoy visiting some of these same localities during the winter season.

We'll look for bald eagles along the Connecticut River, explore the winter beach, look for seals at Hammonasset Beach State Park, and see what Simsbury's Great Pond looks like in winter.

2-Day Class Cost: $135 members, $150 nonmembers.
Pre-registration with payment required.

Register by mail or in person

Click here for
registration form.

Click here for
medical form

 


Monday, February 18
Tuesday, February 19

9 am – Noon

It’s Snow Wonder!
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.

Register by mail
or in person

Click here for
registration form.

Click here for
medical form



Monday, April 8
Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, April 10
Thursday, April 11
Friday, April 12

9 am - Noon

Spring Fever!
Vacation Program for Grades K-5

Spend vacation mornings looking for wildlife at Roaring Brook Nature Center. Learn how animals know that spring has arrived. Join us for a week of morning fun & exploration in forest field and pond.

Daily Rate: $35 members, $40 nonmembers
Full Week: $165 members, $190 nonmembers.
Pre-registration with payment is required.

Register by mail
or in person

Click here for
registration form.

Click here for
medical form

 

 

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HOME SCHOOL PROGRAM - Age 5-8 years


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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