2017: The Year of Symbiotic Wonders

Just like in years past, we've chosen a theme for this year's programming, a message reflected in some way with each camp, workshop, and talk that we offer.

This year will be dedicated to...


plural symbiosesplay\-ˌsēz\
  the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms (as in parasitism or commensalism); especially :  mutualism
:  a cooperative relationship (as between two persons or groups) <the symbiosis…between the resident population and the immigrants — John Geipel>

In light of the new theme, we are excited to announce a new program for 2017,  “Kindred Spirits". This monthly program is designed for families to share and explore the mysteries of nature through hands-on activities, both indoors and out.

View our roster of Kindred Spirits events over the next several months>

At the same time, The Nature Museum promises that 2017 will offer an exciting slate of speakers, special events, and camps, as well as educational programs, workshops, and outreach programs in schools, libraries, and community hubs.

We hope you can join us for our first Kindred Spirits program, Nature Art , on Saturday, January 14, from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Nature Museum.

Participants are encouraged to beat the winter blues by joining the Museum’s naturalists Leah Kotok and Caitlin Holden to create take-home nature crafts, including fairy houses, using recycled or natural materials. This program is for all ages, especially families. If weather permits, there may also be an outside stroll. Drop-ins are welcome, but an RSVP is encouraged. Admission is by donation. 

February’s Kindred Spirits program features animal tracking and winter adaptations with environmental educator Jay DeGregorio. This program is slated for Saturday, February 18, from 10-11:30 a.m. Many native wildlife species remain active during winter and move about in their habitats to find food, shelter, and mates. This program will help participants notice clues that animals leave behind as they trek through ice and snow, providing opportunity to learn more about their lives. An RSVP is strongly encouraged. Admission is by donation. Snowshoes required. A limited number of snowshoes are available for children; please call to reserve a pair at nature-museum.org.