Story times for 2023 are scheduled for the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning April 11. Story times begin at 10 a.m. and are free to attend.
Families will be outside around the stage. Please bring a blanket or folding chairs. Programming is geared towards kids ages 2-5.
The format will include songs, facts about the animal of the day, and a story. Children will be provided a themed craft to take home.
This program is weather-permitting and there will not be rain dates.
Nature Play will take place the Thursday after each story time through July 27, except for April 13 and May 25. Families with kids ages 2-8 can meet at the stage area near the Education Center at 10 a.m. and engage in sensory activities that reinforce the beginning stages of learning in an outdoor setting.
Nature Play enables the developing capacities for creating, playing, problem solving and intellectual development. It is free to attend. Note: The last day for Nature Play has been updated.
Story Time Schedule
April: April Showers
April 11: Amphibians and Earth Day, featuring salamanders
April 25: Animals of the Rain Forest, featuring a sloth and dart frog
May: New Beginnings
May 9: Building a Nest and Baby Birds, featuring a burrowing owl
May 23: Baby Mammals, featuring guinea pigs or a chinchilla
June: Fly, Flutter, Buzz!
June 13: Bees and Butterflies, featuring the beehive
June 27: Mammal Pollinators, featuring bats
July: Wet and Wild
July 11: Beavers
July 25: Turtles and Tortoises
August: Basking in the Sun
Aug. 8: Reptiles, featuring snakes
Aug. 22: Prairie Dogs