Drop-in Activities

No need to pre-register for these free and low-cost nature programs and activities – just stop on by and discover nature with us! For a deeper dive into nature, check out our full Activities Calendar.


In-person activities are suspended until June 30.

Discover new virtual summer camps, classes, and activities to add fun to your social distancing.
Our trails at Ashland, DEEC, and Abbott’s remain open. Coverdale is closed to the public.


Lunch with Live Animals

ON HOLD | DEEC
Join us as we feed our animals. Learn fun facts like what they eat and how they eat it.
All ages | Free for everyone


Meet Marsh Animals

ON HOLD | DEEC
Take a naturalist-guided stroll to look for animals and see our live animal collection.
All ages | Free for everyone


Netting in the Marsh

ON HOLD | DEEC
Explore the marsh using nets to see how many animals and insects you can find and identify.
All ages | Free for everyone


Bird Banding

ON HOLD | Bucktoe
Watching a bird bander work, learn about feather molt, how to age a bird, migration, feeding, and bird conservation. Photographers: great opportunity for bird close-ups.
All ages | Free for everyone

Learn About Bird Banding Project


Running of the Mills

ON HOLD | Abbott’s

More about our Historic Working Grist Mill


Wild Weekends

ON HOLD | Ashland
Join a nature program when you arrive at the Visitor Center at the above times. Different activities each day. Naturalists are present Sat 10 am – 3 pm and Sun 12 pm – 4 pm to answer your nature questions.
All ages | Free for everyone (Non-members pay trail entry fee at Ashland: $5 adults, $3 children)


Farm Market Days

ON HOLD | Coverdale
Join in on Family Fun & Delicious Food.
All ages | Members Free, Non-members entry fee $5 adults, $3 children
Discover Our Farm Market Days