The Nature Center will be OPEN Wednesday, Dec. 27 - Saturday, Dec. 30 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM for holiday visitors!


Our closings/delays will be posted on our home page and channel 12 news CT.

During the Darien Public Schools calendar year: If the Darien Public Schools are closed, have a delayed start or an early dismissal due to inclement weather, please use the following schedule for Darien Nature Center classes.  

  • Darien Public Schools are closed, Darien Nature Center will be closed.
  • Darien Public Schools have a delayed opening, the Darien Nature Center will begin all classes at 10:15 (INCLUDES KNEE-HI TO NATURE).
  • Darien Public Schools have an early dismissal. The Darien Nature Center Director will make a decision regarding early dismissal by 7:00 am. 

Due to inclement weather during a Darien Nature Center Vacation Program a decision will be made based on local area schools that are in session at that time.  

  • We will take into consideration the safety of your children and our teachers.
  • Please tune into Channel 12 news and/or our website.


Due to inclement weather no refunds or make-up classes will be offered except in the following cases:

1)  During regular classes; if a same day of the week class is cancelled two times due to inclement weather, the Darien Nature Center will offer a credit* of 100% for the third day and each subsequent same day of the week thereafter.

2)  During a vacation program; if a vacation day is cancelled a credit* of 100% will be offered for that day.

*Credits must be used within the same calendar year towards any new program.