Our summer programs offer close encounters with nature and fun hands-on activities
Download the registration form or call (314) 301-1500 for more information.
Take a close look at a bird's wings, feet, and beak. Learn how these body parts and other adaptations are essential for a bird to survive in the wild. After a short bird discussion, we will use wings, feet, and beaks to practice bird survival techniques.
It's time for turtles! How are turtles different from other animals? Where do they live? What do they eat? This fun and interactive program will answer these questions by introducing participants to the ancient reptile that carries its home on its back.
Lizards and turtles and snakes. Oh my! What makes an animal a reptile? Find out the answers to this question and touch live reptiles in this fun program.
Buildings, cars, trucks, . . . and coyotes? Which animals call the city their home? Discover how and where many of our furry, feathered, and scaly city residents live. Touch real mammal pelts.
Roots, trunk, branches, and leaves, these are all the parts of a tree. From seed to sapling to a mature tree, it grows like you and me. Become a tree and learn its lifecycle through movement and exploration.
Let’s get outside, explore, and discover nature! Both people and animals depend on all their senses to understand their surroundings. Look, listen, touch, and smell while we explore nature in the forest.
Discover how an insect lives. Explore the awesome adaptations and lifestyle of an insect. Experience the world through the eyes of an insect and join in a six-legged relay race.
Play a variety of nature-related games such as: Bat/Moth, Turtle Troubles, and Animal Charades. The Naturalists will determine the game or games played based on available time.
Programs for children under 3 years old may be available upon request and are limited.