Upcoming Events Hosted by the Barn Nature Center!
Please scroll through and learn more about all of the upcoming fun and educational events hosted by the Barn Nature Center!
Golden Coin Guided Tour
Friday, March 17th 12:30-1:30 | 2:00-3:00 | 3:30-4:30 | 5:00-6:00
Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your favorite Barn Nature Center animals! This themed guided tour includes a trained staff member taking you throughout the center while getting to learn about, touch, hold, and even feed our wonderful animal friends. Tours are not private and guests are able to register for the time slots that suit their needs. Register now to celebrate the luck of the Irish!
Did you know a snake can swallow its prey whole?! Join us for Feeding Frenzy Friday and explore the world of taste! With this open house style event, attendees get to watch and assist in a live reptile feeding show and even test their own sense of taste with refreshments. To meet demand we will be hosting two live feeding shows, the first at 5:30pm and the second at 7:00pm with time to interact with the nature center inhabitants before and after. Be sure to arrive at the entrance time for your registered ticket to experience the event fully!
Open to all ages! While parents enjoy their Valentines Day evening, we'll have lots of animal fun, including crafts, games, and a pizza dinner with popcorn! Meet our parrots, and cuddle with our fuzzy rabbits! Times are flexible, this event is $15 per hour per child and includes pizza.
Date: March, TBA 5-8pm
Buzz buzz, Billy the Bee is coming to the Barn Nature Center! Join us to welcome spring with a puppet show all about pollinators! Don't forget to stop by our beekeeping table and meet a real-life beekeeper! Includes crafts, games, snacks, and hands-on animal interactions!
Join us for our annual egg hunt! We'll also have some special visits from our egg-laying animals, and photo opportunities with our rabbits! Enter in our egg-decorating contest! Rain or Shine, $15 per child and $10 per adult. Separate entry times based on age.
Calling all plant lovers! Stop by our plant shop, and paint a pot for your new plants! $15 admission includes one terracotta pot and a seed, with more available for purchase. Make a gift for mothers day, or decorate a pot for Cinco de Mayo! All proceeds support the Barn Nature Center!
Date: TBD 5-8pm
Our animal residents love to enjoy the summer sun! Local craft and food vendors, outdoor games, and lots of animal appearances!
Mr. Beaks' 12th Birthday Party!
Date: TBD 5-8pm
Our very own Blue and Gold Macaw will be celebrating his 12th birthday, and you're invited! Come for a celebration of everything parrot!
Boo at the Barn
Boo at the Barn is our annual Trick-or-Treating event at the Nature Center, fun for the whole family! It includes craft activities, seasonal games, light refreshments, a costume contest, skull identification and of course live animal encounters! We ask for a $15 donation per child, $13 per adult. Come in costume and fill your bag with candy!
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Toddler Time is a Mommy or Daddy (or grandparent) and toddler class especially designed for children ages 1-5 years old. Having the opportunity to get up close and personal with our animals at the Barn Nature Center is sure to nurture your child’s natural curiosity and respect for the living world. This class is regularly scheduled every Tuesday and Friday at 10am, however dates may vary.
Looking for something for your child to do on days of from school? Send your 1st-6th grader to the Barn Nature Center for a FUN and EDUCATIONAL workshop that will provide them with unique learning experiences.
Join us this Summer! This year we are offering 6 weeks of summer camps! Send your child to spend the week with us for an experience they will never forget! Learn what it takes to be a Zookeeper or a Veterinarian, play games, complete team building exercises, explore nature, learn all about the world of senses, practice survival skills and so much more!