Summer Saturday Programs at Garvies Point Museum

Sat Jul 2, 2022
Various times
All ages
$5/adults, $3/children 5-12 years
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

Spend a Saturday this summer at the Garvies Point Museum as it hosts various family-friendly activities about birds, ponds, beaches, insects, and more. 

Sessions run from 11am-12pm and again from 2-3pm. Stroll the grounds before or after and don’t forget to visit its butterfly and bird-friendly habitat gardens during the height of bloom, June-October.


July 2: WONDERS OF WILDFLOWERS WALK See this beautiful native habitat gardens in full bloom! Discover native vs. nonnative and how native wildflowers support wildlife.

July 9: WHAT SHELLS TELL Discover the varied life of the rocky shoreline including wide assortment of seashells! as we learn about this interesting environment! Hands-on exploration for children and adults of all ages. Sneakers recommended.

July 16: TREE-MENDOUS TREES Did you know that oak trees support more than 200 different types of animals? Discover how important trees are to our ecosystem. Learn how to identify some common trees and interesting facts about them!

July 23: MYSTERIOUS MOTHS! Celebrate National Moth Week and learn about these less well-known lepidoptera! Moths are important pollinators and food source for many animals. Learn how to observe these beautiful creatures at night in your own backyard!

July 30: POND LIFE DISCOVERY With buckets, nets and magnifiers, join Garvies Point as they dip into the world of the pond! Observe small animals and insects that live in the pond and learn all about their life cycles. Wear sneakers. All ages.

August 13: INCREDIBLE INVERTEBRATES! Explore the field and garden environments in search of a variety of insects, butterflies and more! Learn about life cycles and why insects are so important to our ecosystem. Use bug catchers, magnifiers, nets, and field guides! All ages welcome!

August 20: GARVIES GEOLOGY Discover the unique natural formation of the rocky beach and nature preserve.

August 27: INTRO TO OUTDOOR SURVIVAL Learn knot-tying, navigation and signaling, fire-making, first aid, hazardous plants and animals, identify edible plants – roots, shoots, berries and more! Recommended 8+.

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