Programs & Events

Programs and Events:

AUTUMNFEST – Sat. Oct. 18, 10 am–4 pm

Climb aboard our horse-drawn wagon with the Friends of the Ansonia Nature

Center (FANCI) as we clip-clop over hill and meadow. Listen to the history of the park and maybe a scary story or two. You can try your hand at pumpkin carving, get your face painted, make some creative crafts, and learn about the wild animals associated with All Hallows Eve. Enjoy some fresh-squeezed apple cider, sample our delicious cinnamon donuts, and take home some fresh homemade baked goodies. All proceeds will benefit the Nature Center’s programs and wildlife rehabilitation efforts. RAIN or SHINE. No park admission fee. Call us for more information at 203-736-1053.



December Nature Days …….Register Now!


Mon. Dec. 29 – Wed. Dec. 31, 10 am – 2 pm
For children who love the outdoors and wildlife. These popular educational classes are designed for children 5 through 10 years old. We’ll have a chance to explore the park’s 150 acres and visit a variety of habitats. Come meet new friends, play games, create beautiful and useful items using natural objects and recycled materials, and much more. TUITION: $30/day ($90 all 3 days) priority students (Ansonia residents and current family-level FANCI members); $35/day ($105 all 3 days) all others. Please call for more information. Advance registration only.
Fill out a registration form and drop off or mail to us with your payment.
Nature Days Registration Form

School and youth group natural history programs are offered from September to June fees are $5/child with a $50 minimum a variety of programs are offered
Nature-based day camps  are offered during all school vacations and the summer.  The staff makes learning fun by providing lively, age-appropriate.

A full compliment of public programs for children and adults are offered year-round.
See our Summer Calendar of Events 2014

“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.”
Rachel Carson

Please, print, fill out and mail or drop off registration  at the Nature Center 9-5, 7 days a week
Nature Days Registration Form 

Early Education Programs
NATURE’S CHILD the first Friday of the month
See our calendar for monthly topics
 An educational preschool program for 3-5 year olds and their caregiver on the first Friday of the month.  Themes include birds, bats, bugs and much more depending on the season.  Spend time at the Nature Center with your little one as you learn about the natural world through stories, crafts and time outside.  Please dress for the weather.  Tuition: $6 per family ($4 for Ansonia residents or FANCU members)  Please register in advance so we can plan for correct numbers.  

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