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!
An Afternoon with the Animals: Register Here
Ornament Decorating: Register Here
Children’s Festival of Wreaths: Register Today
Knee-hi to Nature is a Caregiver and Me program for 2 year olds. Children and their Caregivers 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.