On Mondays, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., the center holds Nature Bugs. Attendees will meet museum animals, hear a story, and work on crafts or a nature game. This event is for children ages 2-5. The cost of admission is $5 per adult, $4 per child. Non-members will be charged $9 per adult, and $7 per child.
Critters, Crafts and Kids, will be held on Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Appropriate for children 18 months to 5-years-old, attendees can expect to enjoy nature walks, live animals and stories. The cost of admission is $5 per adult, $4 per child. Non-members will be charged $9 per adult, and $7 per child.
The center will also be hosting weekend programs during the month. Admission to programs includes entry to indoor exhibits and Animal Museum. Space will be limited and prepayment is required. Admittance will close 15 minutes after the start of the program, so be on time.
The Water Olympics takes place on Sunday, July 3, at 2 p.m. The center invites the public to join Brittany Burgio, assistant curator of Living Collections, as she leads in interactive experiments to teach about water and all the things it can do. There will also be a water balloon toss. The center recommends the event for ages 6 and up. The price of admission is $2 for members, and $6 for non-members.
We Love You Trees, Puppet Show, takes place on Saturday, July 9 at 10:30 a.m. Attendees are invited to sing, dance and play with Jill Liflander and her team of puppets. Swim in the imaginary with plucky otter puppets and embrace the trees.
Member’s Family Camp Out, will be held on Saturday, July 9 at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 at 8:30 a.m. Attendees are asked to bring their own sleeping bag, tent, and equipment. Each tent must include a minimum of one adult. There will be a informal barbecue to fuel before families head out for moonlight trail walk. A GNC naturalist will take attendees on a search for owls and other night creature. Reservations are required. Fee: $20 per person.
StoryWalk (a guided tour walk and kick off reception), will be Sunday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. – Join GNC in its third annual STORYWALK, where attendees will read while they walk. GNC Senior Naturalist John Mancuso will be leading the walk. There will be free food and beverages from California Pizza Kitchen at the kick-off party. Recommended for children 8 and younger. The event is sponsored by California Pizza Kitchen, and it is free.
Flights of Fancy will be on Sunday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m. Open to all, attendees are invited to walk among the butterflies in GNC’s indoor Butterfly Exhibit. There will be a informal discussion with a Nature Center naturalist, who will be answering any questions about the “flying flowers." This event is free with Museum admission.
Feeding Fun will be on Sunday, July 31 at 2 p.m. Free with museum admission, attendees are invited to visit live animals, and to see what they [animals] consider gourmet food.
On display through September 30, 2011
The Walk Among Live Butterflies, will be on display through September 30. GNC invites the public to their greenhouse, where they can enjoy fragrant flowers and native butterflies. Expect to see Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and Swallowtails. Attendees can also expect to learn about the lifecycle of the butterfly, and its unique relationship to specific plants. Perfect for all ages, this exhibit is free with museum admission.
The center will have its Annual Natural History Exhibit, The Way of Water, through October 2. The exhibit will cover the watershed systems in Westchester County, the Lower Hudson River Estuary, and the Bronx River. Attendees will learn how to protect and keep the water clean. All ages are welcome. The exhibit is free with Museum admission, and is sponsored in part by Houlihan-Lawrence and Westchester County Parks.
The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, pond, gardens, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary. Its indoor exhibits include a live animal museum with over 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, and a gift shop. The Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale. Parking is free, and handicapped parking is available. The Nature Center’s grounds are open daily dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Center’s indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and a few holidays, 9:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. on weekends.
Visitors should dress for outdoor activity except in extreme weather conditions. A portion of each class is spent outdoors.
For further information, call (914) 723-3470 or go to: www.greenburghnaturecenter.org
Source: Greenburgh Nature Center