Revel in nature's majesty at Webb Mountain. Photo by Ally Noel
Revel in nature's majesty at Webb Mountain. Photo by Ally Noel

Best Nature Centers in Connecticut To Visit with Kids

In the past year, Connecticut families have been heading to the hills, trails, and streams of the Connecticut countryside more than ever to enjoy some outdoor fun on the weekends. Thankfully, we are never that far from a dedicated, family-friendly nature center in the Nutmeg State. These centers provide a wide variety of programs, scavenger hunts, camps, classes, guided hikes, and animal encounters. Nature Centers can be enjoyed year-round: Many even have indoor spaces with live animals, nature specimens, and more interactive elements for kids.

Plan a visit to one of these Connecticut nature centers for a healthy, educational, and affordable family day trip.  Then, broaden kids' horizons with an adventure to a Connecticut state park or forest to see nature at its grandest—nearby!

Sunflowers for Wishes at Buttonwood Farm
Buttonwood Farm - 10:00 AM Pick
Fun Saturday Mornings at Mill River Park
Mill River Park - 11:00 AM Pick
NHSO Brass at the Beardsley Zoo
Beardsley Zoo - 1:00 PM Pick
The Wedding Singer
Center Stage Theatre - 7:00 PM Pick
Ride the Lavender Express
Lavender Pond Farm - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides