Little Wonders: Museum Fun for Preschoolers

By |2020-12-17T13:32:21-08:00April 16th, 2021|

Learn and play from home—museum style! Preschoolers and their adults can now join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. April showers bring May flowers, but how do flowers spread their pollen? Join us this month as we discover the wonderful world of pollinators. Head to Little Wonders [...]

Little Wonders: Museum Fun for Preschoolers

By |2020-12-17T13:31:08-08:00February 19th, 2021|

Learn and play from home—museum style! Preschoolers and their adults can now join us online for our popular Little Wonders program, featuring stories, hands-on activities, and more. This month, we'll bite into the science of animal teeth. What if you had teeth like a shark or snake? What would you eat? Through crafts and other [...]

2020 Lane County Pumpkin Patch Guide

By |2020-10-09T13:54:49-08:00October 9th, 2020|All Articles, Baby, Elementary School-Age, Teens & Tweens, Toddler & Preschool|

The changing leaves aren’t the only things reminding us that fall has arrived. Oregon is a little more on the orange side this season, as pumpkins pop up everywhere from grocery stores to road-side stands to neighborhood front porches. Although you can find great pumpkins outside of your nearest supermarket, the best way to [...]

Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure: Wild Child

By |2020-04-01T11:29:30-08:00May 1st, 2020|

Tap into your inner “wild child” at Hendricks Park! Explore remote trails, balance on logs, find funky trees, and discover what’s wild about spring in the forest and gardens. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Hendricks Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699

Nearby Nature Quest: WOW Newts!

By |2020-03-25T15:58:32-08:00April 25th, 2020|

Join us for our 5th annual newt count! Learn all about newts from naturalist Tom Titus as we count these cool critters in Tugman Park’s creek. We’ll be contributing the data we collect to the City Nature Challenge! Meet at the Tugman Park picnic shelter. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call [...]

Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure: Misty Mount Pisgah Magic

By |2020-01-16T16:49:59-08:00March 13th, 2020|

Journey into the magic and mystery of nature as we explore the woodlands and waterways of Mount Pisgah. Hunt for natural treasures, do a Gnome Roam, and make fairy houses in the forest! Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Mount Pisgah Arboretum. Register online or call 541-687-9699.

Natural Athletes / Atletas naturales

By |2020-02-28T10:58:05-08:00March 7th, 2020|

Natural Athletes: Track & Field Champs of the Animal Kingdom Hightail it to the museum for a track & field competition like no other—with cheetahs, kangaroos, chimps, and other mammals all going for gold! From the javelin throw to the high jump, learn which animals would triumph on the track, and explore the amazing adaptations [...]

Nearby Nature No School Day Adventure: Nature Gamers

By |2020-01-06T13:49:13-08:00February 17th, 2020|

Have fun playing games outdoors – super-sized! Play Giant Jenga, create a salmon obstacle course, build a tree, melt a mountain and more. Create your own game from natural and recyclable materials to take home!$50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call [...]

Bee Mine? Nearby Nature Quest

By |2020-01-06T13:28:15-08:00February 8th, 2020|

Learn all about the bees that help bring the plants in our Learnscape Garden to life. Enjoy a special presentation, make a simple mason bee home from natural materials, and play fun bee-themed nature games. Nearby Nature members FREE, non-members $7/family. Pre-register online or call 541-687-9699.

No School Day Adventure: Cozy Creatures

By |2019-12-31T09:53:54-08:00January 31st, 2020|

$50 members/$60 non-members. Scholarships available. Ages 6-9, max 12 kids. After-care 3:00-4:00pm! Outdoors in Alton Baker Park. Register online or call 541-687-9699 Discover why mammals are furry and birds are feathery! Identify paw prints, check out real pelts and skulls, and solve track mysteries as we investigate the wonders of animal adaptation.