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The Ion Bank Community Awards Program gives each Ion Bank customer the opportunity to vote for their favorite non-profit organization to help the Ion Bank Foundation give away up to $100,000. Enrolled non-profits will receive a donation of $25 from the Ion Bank Foundation for every vote for their organization… so every vote counts!

Voting takes place from February 1st through March 1st, 2024. Please consider casting your vote for the Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Inc.! (FANCI)



  • The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days a week. Click here for a trail map.
  • Nature Center Building open Sunday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm; FREE Admission
  • Pavilion rentals are available to be scheduled for group gatherings. Call us for more information.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
phone: 203 736-1053, email: ansnaturectr@ansoniact.org


YES, the Nature Center building will remain OPEN during the renovations! It just gets a little noisy in here sometimes, as construction continues on our NEW EXHIBIT SPACE! The animals that are usually found in the Critter Corner are instead spread throughout the building.


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Our land is a typical Connecticut landscape that encompasses 156 acres of wooded hills, grassy fields, streams, and a two-acre pond of which provides sanctuary to many species of New England flora & fauna. Join us for a guided hike every Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Click here for a copy of our TRAIL MAP


DEDICATED TO CREATING A LIFELONG CONNECTION TO NATURE

Our mission is to foster environmental stewardship that connects our communities to the natural world of the Lower Naugatuck River Valley, and balance the demand for recreation with the need for conservation.

* Please note: Authorized Vehicles Only are allowed to access the driveway for Pavilion rental or for soccer games. This will be monitored by staff throughout the year and coaches when soccer is in season. Also, please be sure to have your dogs on leash at all times, and pick up after yourselves. Thank you for supporting the ANRC and for doing your part.