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Family  Programs

~ONGOING~ 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 ˝ and up.  Advance registration is not required.

FRIDAYS at 10:30am (year-round)  Members: Free    Non-members: $2 per person


BURGESS  STORY TIMES at GREEN BRIAR   - 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 ˝ and up. Advance registration is not required.
Saturdays at 10:30am (Year-round)
Members: Free         Non-members: $2 per person

PETER COTTONTAIL’S WINTERY STORY TIME
Wednesday, December 30     10:30am
Join the naturalist and the nature center’s Peter Cottontail for a special Burgess Animal Story Time during the school vacation week. Advance registration is not required.
Members: Free       Non-members: $2 per person

THORNTON W. BURGESS BIRTHDAY STORY TIME
Saturday, JANUARY 16 10:30am
Families are invited for a SPECIAL naturalist-led story time with live animals in honor of the 142nd birthday of Sandwich native, author and conservationist, Thornton Waldo Burgess [1874-1965]. Each child will receive a paperback Burgess storybook.
 Cost: $2.00 per person


             ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING

WINTER BIRDS OF THE BRIAR PATCH
Friday, February 19     9:00-10:30am
Families explore outdoors for winter birds. Then warm up inside by playing a fun bird game and dissecting an owl pellet.
Members: Adult $4   Child $3     Family maximum $15
Non-members: Adult $5   Child $4     Family maximum $18

MAD SCIENTIST
Monday, April 18     1:00-2:30pm
Families will create slime, oobleck, elephant toothpaste and even a huge geyser using ingredients found around the house.
Members: Adult $4   Child $3     Family maximum $15
Non-members: Adult $5   Child $4     Family maximum $18

HAPPY EARTH DAY!
Friday, April 22     9:00-10:30am
Families learn about and explore some artifacts of endangered species. Meet our own Nina, an Eastern Box Turtle. Decorate your own drawstring shopping bag to take home.
Members: Adult $4   Child $3     Family maximum $15
Non-members: Adult $5   Child $4     Family maximum $18


HAVE A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY PARTY 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 or email mary.beers@thorntonburgess.org

 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870