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. Upcoming topics include Slithery Snakes (June 17 & 18) and Terrific Turtles (June 24 & 25). 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!  No need to pre-register.

Other events

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.  We control our events through Eventbrite.