drop in programs
CRITTER CAPERS at GREEN BRIAR
Drop in for a half-hour
visit with a naturalist and one of the resident animals. Learn about
life cycles, habits and habitats. Suitable for families with children
ages 2 ½ and up. Advance registration is not required.
FRIDAYS at 10:30am
Non-members: $2 per person
BURGESS STORY TIMES at
- Drop by and join a Society naturalist for a lively story of “Peter
Rabbit” and friends and a visit with one of the nature center’s resident
animals. Suitable for families with children ages 2 ½ and up. Advance
registration is not required.
Saturdays at 10:30am (Year-round)
Non-members: $2 per person
Naturalist-led Family Programs
Advance registration is required
for the following programs
WHILE THE STORY LOG BURNS
A tradition in the Burgess household at Laughing Brook
continues this winter with special fireside stories with live animals on
the following evenings in the small gallery at Green Briar.
$3 per person for ages 3 and up (per session). You must pre-register for
each session in this special series.
December 27 6:00pm-7:30pm
January 31 6:00pm-7:30pm
February 28 6:00pm-7:30pm
Tuesday, February 18 WINTER BIRDS
9:30am - 11:00am
Explore outdoors with a staff naturalist as we
search for birds. Learn to identify common winter birds by sight and
sound. Bring binoculars or use ours.
Members $4 Family Max. $16
Non-Members $6 Family Max. $24
Thursday, February 20
TRAILS AND TRACKS
9:00am – 11:00am
Briar Patch staff-guided hike in search of tracks
and signs of the resident animals including fox, otter, deer and rabbit.
Create a pair of plaster animal tracks to take home.
Family Max. $16
Non-Members: $6 Family Max. $24
Saturday, April 19 BIRD NESTS
and TRUFFLES CANDY CLASS
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Families work together to create two lovely
delicious and edible creations. Create bird nests using butterscotch
morsels and chow mein noodles to fill with candy eggs. Shape delicious
chocolate truffles to place in colorful papers.
Member Families: $20
Non-Member Families: $25
Tuesday, April 22
EARTH DAY BIRD HOUSE CRAFT and HIKE
9:30am – 11:30am
Work to put together a pre-cut wooden Chickadee
house to bring home and place outside. Then head out with a naturalist
along the trails to learn about native spring and year round bird
Member Families: $30 Non-Member Families: $35
HAVE A SPECIAL
at Green Briar
Have a fun and educational
birthday party at Green Briar. Choose from live animals, fairy houses,
jam or candy making, canoeing, "arty" party, and more! We provide a one
to two hour program with a naturalist with an additional hour allowed
for "party" time. You provide all the party-related food and items. Fees
vary with the program selected and are based on 10 participants.
Additional fees are charged for additional participants. Parties are
scheduled through the Education Department by calling 508-888-6870