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

Our Vacation Programs

We offer seasonal vacation programs that coincide with the public school’s vacation schedule. The vacation programs provide fun nature discovery activities designed to peak a child’s innate curiosity for the natural world, while having fun, fun, fun!

Snowbirds Winter Holiday Program

  • Ages 2-6
  • December 18-21, 2017

Join us for this special holiday vacation program. We will be creating special holiday crafts, baking special goodies, exploring on the trails, searching for signs of winter animals in our woods and visiting our collection of animals in our zoo room. Children will have great stories to tell about all of their discoveries!

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Groundhogs February Vacation Camp

  • Ages 2-6
  • February 20-23, 2018

Don’t spend the school recess at home inside! Join us for wintry fun as we search for animal tracks in the snow, build igloos and go sledding! Inside, we’ll awaken our senses with activities that focus on smell, taste, and touch.

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Crickets April Vacation Program

  • Ages 2-6
  • April 9-13, 2018

Children ages 2-6 will enjoy this early spring vacation program. Exploring the trails, pond, brook and identifying what happens in the spring months to the landscapes, the children will also be creating nature crafts and enjoying the menagerie of animals in our zoo room.

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Junebugs Vacation Program

  • Ages 2-6
  • 2018 Dates TBD

Children ages 2-6 will enjoy this late spring vacation program. Searching the trails, pond and brook and identifying what our young explorer’s find is just the start of this fun-filled week. The children will also be creating nature crafts and enjoying the menagerie of animals in our zoo room.

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Chipmunks September Vacation Program

  • Ages 3-6
  • 2018 Dates TBD

The Darien Nature Center staff will work with your children to help them understand the natural world around them. Outdoor exploration, stories, songs, live animal encounters and craft projects will all be part of this engaging, hands-on program.

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