Discovery Center Programs – January 2019

The Discovery Center is Free and open to the public

Open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Friday January 4

Science Room Open

Scavenger Hunts available all day!

Saturday January 5

11:00 a.m. First Impressions

Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Get the opportunity to meet one of the animals behind the misconceptions!

2:00 p.m. What’s that Reptile?

Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the center and you may have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures!

Friday January 11

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday January 12

11:00 a.m. While You were Sleeping

What happens in the environment around us as we go to sleep for the night? Join the naturalist to learn about things that go bump in the night and that wander past a trail camera.

1:00 p.m. Hungry Critters

Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!

Sunday January 13

11:00 a.m. Snowshoeing for Beginners

Learn the basics of snowshoeing and join the Naturalist for a trek around the Discovery Center. Snowshoes are provided. Free—please call for reservations. Will be a hike if no snow.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday January 18

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday January 19

11:00 a.m. Bird Safe Windows - How to workshop series.

Investigate various methods of making your windows bird strike safe. Assist us in “making safe” several of our windows with the techniques we’ve learned about. 1.5 hours

1:00 p.m. Beckman Trail Hike

Join us for a guided hike on the new Beckman trail loop. Suitable for families. Approx. 2 hours

Sunday January 20

11:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Pinecone Bird Feeder and Bird I.D.

It’s that time of year again! As you are making a pinecone bird feeder to take home with you, learn about the birds that stop by the Discovery Center bird feeders.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Friday January 25

All Day

Hands on Science Room Open and Scavenger Hunts Available

Saturday January 26

11:00 a.m. Backyard Birding

Learn the birding basics from, overwintering birds, feeder types and basic ID. Approx 1 hour

1:00 p.m. Snowshoeing for Beginners

Learn the basics of snowshoeing and join the Naturalist for a trek around the Discovery Center. Snowshoes are provided. Free—please call for reservations. Will be a hike if no snow.


Sunday January 27

11:00 a.m. Snowflake Discovery

Join the Naturalist to learn about snowflakes! Make a snowflake craft and try to capture “snowflake prints” if weather permits.

2:00 p.m. Aviary Feeding

Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!