"Fun with the Family"
This is one of the oldest environmental education centers in the country, founded by a group of teenagers in 1959 who wanted to display their small collection of plants, animals, and rocks. Natural-history dioramas of regional habitats prepare families for exploring the nature trails on the seventy-acre grounds. Special activities are scheduled throughout the year, from storytelling and dance programs to birdhouse building and raptor watching. The Ogden Gallery at the Boulevard features nature-inspired artwork and other exhibits. There is also a Nature Shop. The museum also operates the education center at Kenridge Farm, a wildlife sanctuary that offers programs celebrating the cultural, historical, and natural divesity of the area. Check with the museum for current programs, including the Young Naturalists series. There are single- and multiday programs geared for young children as well as parent/child events; call for prices. Kenridge Farm also has several miles of trails to explore.