Events and programs


Kids Summer Nature Series

Our Kids Summer Nature Series is under way with Ben! Join us at 10:00 am on Tuesdays for a Nature Center Safari (Nature Walk) or Scavenger Hunt. Come back at 9:00 am or 10:30 am on Thursday or Friday for an activity to learn more about different nature topics.  Visit Ben’s Instagram page at to see photos from recent programs and get the latest information about the upcoming schedule. We can’t wait to explore with you!  Please register your kids for this event.  (No need to register adults).

July and August Programs

July 19     11 am     Phenology and a Visit to the Pollinator Garden or Walk on the Nature Trail

July 24     11 am     Pond Life – Ever wonder who lives in the pond?

August 21     11 am     Science Fun with Professor Polymer

August 24     11 am     Nature Journals are for Everyone

Visit Eventbrite for details and to register.

Other Events and Programs

Throughout the year, MNC presents events and programs for adults, children, and families.  Most of the events are nature related and allow us to learn more about respecting our environment and the awesomeness of nature.  Many of the programs are participatory and get us out into the great outdoors.  The programs change year to year, though some favorites are repeated.  Some examples of events are:

  • Pond dipping
  • Prowling for owls
  • Nature hikes, in all seasons and daytime and nighttime
  • Lectures for teens and adults
  • Crafts – seasonal and mostly nature related, often accompanied by stories and nature facts
  • Song and/or story fests
  • Visits by zoos and animal handlers
  • And a perennial favorite, the Midsummer’s Night Festival

We request that you register for each event so we have the right amounts of materials (craft supplies, handouts, refreshments, etc.) available.  For event details or to register, visit Eventbrite.