Welcome to the Darien Nature Center. Sited in a small town park, we are blessed to have a magnificent facility, built by the generous citizens of our community. We have a grand exhibit gallery, small theater, library and multiple program rooms for children. But we like to spend most of our time outdoors, exploring the fields, pond and trails that surround us. Please come visit us soon – we’d love to show you around!

Nina’s Tent: 205 Nights

From June 2013 to June 2014, Nina spent 205 nights in a tent in her backyard right here in Darien. This family-friendly exhibit shows the adventure that Nina took right in her own backyard.

  • Exhibit opens May 4th
  • Opening reception: May 8th
  • 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Bring the whole family!

ALSO SAVE THE DATE: Friday, May 15


  • 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Ages 6-10
  • Children will build a campfire, cook hotdogs and s’mores, take a flashlight hike and look at constellations.

Junebugs Vacation Program 2015 Ages 2-6
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Upcoming events and programs

Sticks and Stones ~ Adventure awaits your children this winter as we begin our winter session of Sticks and Stones. Join Emily outside as we spend our afternoons going wherever curiosity takes us. Huge smiles-guaranteed! Additional information

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