New Pond Farm 2023


Family Programs

Registration is required for all programs.
(Unless noted otherwise)

Please register online or by calling 203-938-2117

NEW Moth Night

Friday, July 26
8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Join Bethel CT Pride and get Illuminated at Moth Night! We’ll use light traps to attract live moths- a great opportunity to explore CT ecology at night, take photos, and tag species in the iNaturalist app as community scientists!

Please bring a flashlight and dress for ticks and mosquitos.

Ages 8+, masks required (will be provided if needed).
Free, registration requested.

Please Register Here

August Astronomy & Telescope Clinic

Saturday, August 17
Telescope Clinic: 7 – 8pm

Astronomy on the Hill: 8 – 8:30pm
Do you have a telescope gathering dust in a closet or under a bed? Bring it over and our team will assist you with some pointers on how to use it.

If your telescope has batteries, please make sure they are fresh or to bring spares. If your scope came with a manual and you have it, please bring it (if you can’t find the manual, don’t worry). We will set up in the parking lot in front of our Learning Center.

    FREE for NPF members, $5 per non-member

Please Register Here

Members Only Opportunity

Visit A Hive

Take a personal tour of a honeybee hive! Put on bee suits and join our resident beekeeper, Ann Murray, as she inspects one of our working hives! Ann is an inspirational educator and longtime champion of honeybees. In this one-hour program you are guaranteed to be fascinated by these hardworking pollinators! This program is available for a parent and up to three family members.
Timing will be arranged.

Members Only!

$50 per member family

If you are interested in participating in this program, please email us at

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