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!
Space is limited! Pre-registration required.
No advance ticket purchase necessary for Hoot and Howl.
2015-2016 School Year Information
Welcome to the Darien Nature Center 2015-2016 School Year. We are looking forward to another great year of exploring the woods, learning about nature and our environment, growing our senses and so much more. We have been busy preparing for your children to come back into our wonderful facility.
Nature’s Playroom 3-5 yrs- Click Here
Critters and Kids 3-5 yrs- Click Here
Every child will need updated medical and emergency forms this school year. These are state required forms and must be on file for your child to attend their class.
Emergency Form – Click Here
Medical Form – Click Here
Knee-hi to Nature is a Caregiver and Me program for 2 year olds. Children and their caretakers will explore trails, learn about animals and enjoy craft projects together.
Nature Time for Twos is our drop off program for two year olds. Children take hikes on the trails, meet a variety of animals and do craft projects.
Nature’s Playroom is the popular nature discovery program for 3-5 year olds. Outdoor exploration, live animal encounters, stories and songs are all a part of this hands-on program.
Critters and Kids is another program for 3-5 year old children which focuses on the Nature Center’s animals and those animals living outside.