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!
Did you know a snake can swallow its prey whole? Join us for Feeding Frenzy 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!
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!
Annual Egg Hunt
Spring is right around the corner which means our Annual Egg Hunt is too! Join us from 10:00am to 12:00pm to get in the spring spirit. This event will feature a bunny photo both, an egg decorating contest, a visit with many of our egg laying animals, and of course a hunt for eggs. We will be holding this event rain or shine so don't wait and hop over to the link below to register!
Calling all plant lovers! Stop by our plant shop, and style a plant holder for your new plants. $15 admission includes one recycled planter and a seed, with more available for purchase. Make a gift for mothers day, or decorate a planter for Cinco de Mayo. All proceeds support the Barn Nature Center!
Guided Tours: Memorial Day
Join us this Memorial Day at the Barn Nature Center! Each 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. Each tour lasts an hour and must have at least five (5) individuals registered to run. Tours are not private and guests are able to register for the time slots that suit their needs. Tickets are $10 per individual and individuals under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Mr. Beaks Birthday Bash Guided Tours
Date: Saturday, September 9th
Happy Birthday to our beautiful Blue and Gold Macaw, Mr. Beaks! He is turning 12 and is inviting you all to his birthday celebration! Come fly to the Barn Nature Center to join us for a Guided Tour. This includes trained staff members taking you throughout our facility to educate you on our unique exotic animals while also giving you the opportunity to touch, hold, and even feed them! Each tour lasts an hour and must have at least ten (10) individuals attending to run. Tours are not private and guests are able to register for the time slots that suit their needs. Tickets are $12 per individual and individuals under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Involve your friends and family to make his birthday bash a blast!
Date: TBA 5-8pm
Our animal residents love to enjoy the summer sun! Local craft and food vendors, outdoor games, and lots of animal appearances!
Boo at the Barn
Date: Friday, October 27th 5:00 - 8:00pm
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 $18 donation per child, $13 per adult. Come in costume and fill your bag with candy!
Join us for our annual Holiday Celebration and Fundraising event for the Barn Nature Center! We are a tax exempt 501c3 non-profit organization so proceeds from this event and others we host, along with any gifts or donations made, help to fund and run our nature center and programming! This night of FUN will include Hands-on animal interactions, a cookie decorating contest, a naming contest for our new animal, photos with Santa and animals, crafts, games and refreshments! Get to feed animals and make them enrichment gifts!
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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!