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


October Astronomy

Saturday, October 1 This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list.
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Join our knowledgeable team of enthusiastic volunteer astronomers on Astronomy Hill. After a short PowerPoint orientation, gaze through our telescopes and binoculars at constellations, star clusters, planets, and more! Be prepared for a short walk from the parking lot to the Observatory, please bring a flashlight and a pair of binoculars, if you have them.
Note: We will have a first quarter moon which will allow us to enjoy views of Jupiter and the fall constellations.

     $8 per Member ($16 max per member family)
    $10 per Non-member ($24 max per non-member family)

Please Register Here for the waiting list


Introduction to Family Tai Chi

Saturday, October 8
12 – 1 p.m.

Join the ever-popular Deby Goldenberg for a lesson that will show you and your family how to use Tai Chi exercises to release stagnant energy, improve circulation, and train your brain to use left and right hemispheres equally. Have fun, use your voice to count out loud, breathe lots of fresh air, and walk away feeling refreshed and energized! This is an outdoor program, please dress for the weather.

    $15 per Member Family, $20 per Non-member Family

Please Register Here


Annual Evening Woodland Walk

Friday, October 21(Rain Date: Saturday, October 22)
Start times will run every 30 minutes starting at 4:30 PM

Wear Halloween costumes, if you’d like, and join our guides as you wind your way through our enchanted woodlands learning about our fascinating furred and feathered nocturnal neighbors. Some of our mounted specimens that you will encounter might include a raccoon, owl, skunk, fox, and even a bear! Glowing pumpkins and your guides will help to light your way. No tricks, just treats and delicious farm fresh hot chocolate!

Recommended for goblins ten and under. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Guided walks are a little over an hour in length and leave every 30 minutes starting at 4:30 p.m. with the last group leaving at 7:30 p.m. Group sizes are limited.

    $12 per Member
    $15 per Non-member
(age 3 and under are free)

Please Register With the Appropriate Link Below

4:30 p.m.5 p.m.5:30 p.m.6 p.m.6:30 p.m.7 p.m.7:30 p.m.


November Astronomy

Saturday, November 5 This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list.
7 – 8 p.m.

Join our knowledgeable team of enthusiastic volunteer astronomers on Astronomy Hill. After a short PowerPoint orientation, gaze through our telescopes and binoculars at constellations, star clusters, planets, and more! Be prepared for a short walk from the parking lot to the Observatory, please bring a flashlight and a pair of binoculars, if you have them.
Note: We will be looking for the Andromeda Galaxy, Mars, Saturn, and Neptune.

    $8 per Member ($16 max per member family)
    $10 per Non-member ($24 max per non-member family)

Please Register Here for the waiting list


Special Members Only Program

Farmer for an Afternoon!

Sunday, November 6 This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list.
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Put on your work gloves and boots and get ready to help farmers Mike and Rachel with some afternoon chores. Collect eggs from the chicken coop and prep them for sale, meet our cows and watch the milking process, and get all of your questions answered about this unique process.
    Members only!
$10 per Family. Limited to 3 families!

Please Register Here for the waiting list


A Celebration of Woodland Indians

Saturday, November 12
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Have you ever wondered how Woodland Indians lived out in nature all year-round? Join our staff for a wonderful morning as you visit our wigwam and longhouse, and learn how our native Americans created their homes, found and prepared their foods, made their clothes, and lived successfully throughout the seasons. Sit by the fire and enjoy maple syrup on freshly made cornbread, try traditional chores like grinding corn and scraping a deer hide, visit our museum and discover authentic hammer-stones, projectile points, and more!
    $10 per Member Family
    $15 per Non-member Family

Please Register Here


Special Members Only Programs

Farmer for an Afternoon!

Sunday, November 26
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Put on your work gloves and boots and get ready to help farmers Mike and Rachel with some afternoon chores. Collect eggs from the chicken coop and prep them for sale, meet our cows and watch the milking process, and get all of your questions answered about this unique process.
    Members only!
$10 per Family. Limited to 3 families!

Please Register Here


Caroling in the Barn with the Animals

Friday, December 2
6 – 7 p.m.

Begin the holiday season on a joyous note. Join us in the main barn as we sit on hay bales surrounded by cows and sheep and are led in song by talented musicians. Homemade cookies and farm fresh hot chocolate will be served.
    Members only, seating is limited
    $10 per person (Children age 3 and under are free)

Please Register Here


Family Wreath Making

Saturday, December 3
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

An assortment of fresh greens, holly, seed pods, ribbons, and adornments will be waiting for your family as you work together to create a one-of- a-kind wreath. Your final product is guaranteed to bring joy to the whole family during this festive season.
Wreath rings, fresh greens, and additional decorative items will be provided. Please bring your work gloves, clippers, and masks.
    Limited to 6 families (One wreath per family).
    $70 per Member Family, $80 per Non-member Family

Please Register Here


Special Members Only Program

Caroling in the Barn with the Animals

Saturday, December 3
5 – 6 p.m.

Begin the holiday season on a joyous note. Join us in the main barn as we sit on hay bales surrounded by cows and sheep and are led in song by talented musicians. Homemade cookies and farm fresh hot chocolate will be served.
    Members only, seating is limited
    $10 per person (Children age 3 and under are free)

Please Register Here


Gingerbread Snow Globes

Saturday, December 10This program is now FULL, but we are taking a waiting list.
12 – 2:30 p.m.
Our infinitely talented board member, Deb Rakich, will help you to create an imaginative snow globe and fill it with your very own freshly baked gingerbread family and scenery, along with sugar crystal snow, and beautiful holiday ribbons for Christmas or Hanukkah. All materials will be provided.
    $40 per Member Family, $50 per Non-member Family

Please Register Here for the waiting list


Special Members Only Program

Caroling in the Barn with the Animals

Sunday, December 4 (NEW DATE!)
5 – 6 p.m.

Begin the holiday season on a joyous note. Join us in the main barn as we sit on hay bales surrounded by cows and sheep and are led in song by talented musicians. Homemade cookies and farm fresh hot chocolate will be served.
    Members only, seating is limited
    $10 per person (Children age 3 and under are free)

Please Register Here


December Astronomy

Saturday, December 17
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Join our knowledgeable team of enthusiastic volunteer astronomers on Astronomy Hill. After a short PowerPoint orientation, gaze through our telescopes and binoculars at constellations, star clusters, planets, and more! Be prepared for a short walk from the parking lot to the Observatory, please bring a flashlight and a pair of binoculars, if you have them.

Note: We will be close to a quarter moon which will allow for great star gazing.

    $8 per member ($16 max per member family)
    $10 per non-member ($24 max per non-member family)

Please Register Here


Please take a look at some of the educational videos and nature activities we have put together- including our monthly Nature Explorers.


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