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Registration is required for all programs.
Please register online or by calling (203) 938-2117.


Build a Bluebird Box For Your Backyard

Saturday, February 22, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Please join us and assemble a bluebird box (one per family). Once built, participants will be given details on where to place it and when to start looking for activity from one of our most beautiful songsters. Please bring a hammer and a Phillips-head screwdriver, materials will be provided.
Space is limited.
$20 per member family, $25 per non-member family

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


February Astronomy

Saturday February 29, 7 p.m.
Join our team of astronomy volunteers as we gaze through the telescopes at the Moon, Saturn, deep space objects, and seasonal constellations.
Please note: Families are invited to a special preview in the Learning Center classroom at 6:30. This will give participants, especially children, a better understanding of what they will be viewing out on the hill.

Please dress for the outdoors, bring a flashlight for the walk to and from the observatory, and binoculars if you have them.

$4 per New Pond Farm member ($16 max. per member family) or $6 per non-member ($24 max. per non-member family)

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


Annual Maple Syruping & Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, March 7
Seating times:
The 8:30 & 9am seatings are now FULL, but we are taking waiting lists for both
9:30 & 10 a.m.
Celebrate a delicious New England tradition!
Start the morning with a homemade breakfast of bacon and pancakes topped with fresh berries and our own maple syrup, then bundle up and head down to our Sugar Shed to watch the farmers as they boil down the next batch of sap from our sugar maple trees.
Reservations are required, seating is limited.
Members only!

$10 per person, children 3 and under are free.

Please register for your preferred seating using the appropriate button below or by calling (203) 938-2117

8:30 a.m. Wait list 9 a.m. Wait list 9:30 a.m. 10 a.m.


March Astronomy

Saturday, March 28, 8:15 p.m.
Join our team of astronomy volunteers as we gaze through the telescopes at the Moon, Saturn, deep space objects, and seasonal constellations.
Please note: Families are invited to a special preview in the Learning Center classroom at 7:45pm. This will give participants, especially children, a better understanding of what they will be viewing out on the hill.

Please dress for the outdoors, bring a flashlight for the walk to and
from the observatory, and binoculars if you have them.

$4 per New Pond Farm member ($16 max. per member family) or $6 per non-member ($24 max. per non-member family)

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


Family Farm Chores

Sunday, April 5, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Dress for the farm and get ready to help farmers Mike and Rachel with some daily farm chores. Collect eggs from the chicken coop, meet our sheep and cows, watch the milking process, and enjoy spring on the farm.
Members only!
$10 per family

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


Annual Peeper Patrol

Friday, April 24, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Put on your rubber boots and grab a flashlight, we are going out to look for amphibians! This annual event is great fun for the whole family. We will search the edges of our marsh and surrounding wetlands for spring peepers, green frogs, pickerel frogs, and more! Please be sure to check your flashlight batteries before coming.

Members Only! Space is limited.

$15 per family

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


April Astronomy

Saturday, April 25, 8:45 p.m.
Join our team of astronomy volunteers as we gaze through the telescopes at the Moon, Saturn, deep space objects, and seasonal constellations.
Please note: Families are invited to a special preview in the Learning Center classroom at 8:15pm. This will give participants, especially children, a better understanding of what they will be viewing out on the hill.

Please dress for the outdoors, bring a flashlight for the walk to and
from the observatory, and binoculars if you have them.

$4 per New Pond Farm member ($16 max. per member family) or $6 per non-member ($24 max. per non-member family)

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


Family Farm Chores

Saturday, May 9, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Dress for the farm and get ready to help farmers Mike and Rachel with some daily farm chores. Collect eggs from the chicken coop, meet our sheep and cows, watch the milking process, and enjoy spring on the farm.
Members only!
$10 per family

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


Family Campout

Friday, May 15, 6 p.m.
Join Program Director, Tim Laughlin, for a family campout. Our fun filled evening includes a night hike, roasting marshmallows over the campfire, viewing constellations, and a celebration of our nocturnal neighbors prior to turning in for the night. Wake up early and join our farmer for morning chores, followed by a simple breakfast.
Members only! Space is limited.

$50 per family

Please Register Here
or by calling (203) 938-2117


If you would like to view samples of past programs, our past calendars can be found here