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!

Fall Registration is in full swing!

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.



  Chipmunks Vacation Camp

September 8-11, 2015

Chipmunks is designed for active children ages 2-6. As fall arrives, we will discover how the seasons change, observe what happens in the great outdoors and hunt for wildlife.  Children will play games, sing songs, explore outdoors and visit with the animals in our zoo room.


Click here for more information about Chipmunks! 





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