Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.

Great news, we've been choosen by
Whole Foods Market
in Westport for their next 5% Giving Day!

 As part of their community giving program, 5% of the Westport store’s net sales on that day will be donated to Earthplace.


With one shopping trip you can support Whole Food Market’s dedication to our community and the programs of Earthplace.


So, don’t forget to grab your shopping list and head on over!


8:00am-10:00pm        Whole Foods Market       399 Post Road West         Westport, CT 06880

Shore Walk
Explore low tide and learn how crabs, mussels and other invertebrates are able to survive the challenging intertidal area at the beach. Wear footgear that can get wet.

Friday, September 19; 3:30pm
Meet at the Compo Beach Cannons
Free for everyone

Vacation Day Drop-off Program
3 year olds - 5th graders
Each day of vacation day camp will have a different animal, habitat or seasonal focus and will be full of exciting related activities including a live animal program, a trail trek, art projects and science exploration. 
Snack is provided to all groups during the program. Participants must bring a lunch. 

Thursday, September 25: Scarecrow Making 
Learn the history of scarecrows and why they became a symbol of fall. We will make our own scarecrows to take home.
Tuesday, November 4:  Get Ready for Winter 
Explore the sanctuary’s wild animals and discover what they are doing to prepare for the long winter days ahead.

To fit all schedules, we’re offering multiple attendance options for this program.
Earthplace members receive a 20% discount on Vacation Days. 
Option 1:  9:00am-1:00pm $64/day for non-members
Option 2:  9:00am-3:00pm $96/day for non-members
No Discount on Before & After Care
Before Care:  8:00-9:00am $10
After Care:  3:00-6:00pm $30
If you are a non-member and would like to join prior to registering so that you receive the discount please click here 
Click here to register for Option 1 & 2
(to register for Before and/or After Care click on "register for another event")

Tropical Fish Show 
Stop by for the 48th annual Norwalk Aquarium Society Tropical Fish Show and Competition. See an array of exotic fish, meet veteran fish keepers and bid on tropical fish at the auction.

Exhibit - Saturday, September 27; 9am-4pm
Sunday, September 28; 12-4pm
Free for members, price of admission for non-members.

Fantastic Fall Programs for Kids of all ages! 
Click on the titles for more information and to register!  

Preschool Adventures For ages 3-5

After-school nature program with a new theme each month!

After-school Adventures For grades K-5
After-school nature program with three different weekly themes.

Animal Tech For ages 10-14
Learn about the Earthplace resident animals and how to care for them. Through investigation, hands-on practice and instruction students will learn how to feed, clean, groom and handle our animals.

Teen Volunteer Club For ages 12-16
Complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician! Projects include caring for our animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.

Junior Staff For grades 6-12
Enjoy an enhanced educational experience working with naturalists and scientists! As a supplement to the school science curriculum, this program provides a solid base in the natural sciences through interactive classroom learning and hands-on experimentation, as well as volunteer work at Earthplace.

Teen Volunteer Club
Students in this program will have the opportunity to complete meaningful community service work while learning the skills of a Naturalist or Animal Care Technician. Projects will include caring for Earthplace animals, preparing for special events, exhibit design and installation, gardening and light trail maintenance.

After-school Enrichment Program for Elementary School Children
Supervised homework time,  unique enrichment activities, science classes, animal programs, nature walks, free-play time Students can enjoy the program on a Five, Three, Two or One day set schedule per week.

Click here for more information about this exciting new program