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!

October Happenings

Pumpkin decorating 8X11 2015

Space is limited! Pre-registration required.

Click here to reserve your Pumpkin Decorating spot!

Hoot  Howl 2015

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.

Welcome Letters:
Nature Time for 2s- Click Here

Nature’s Playroom 3-5 yrs- Click Here

Critters and Kids 3-5 yrs- Click Here

Download Calendar 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.

The Darien Nature Center must be notified at lease two weeks prior to the start of program.
If the program space is filled by the start date of the program;
75% of the program fee will be refunded.
If the program space cannot be filled by the start of the program;
50% of the program fee will be refunded.

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