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

Holiday Vacation Drop-in Fun!
Get out of the house this winter break, and join us for full days of Earthplace activities.
December 26, 27, 29, 30 and January 2, 3

10:00am – Story Time and Animal Program
Gather in Natureplace for an animal-themed story followed by an encounter with one of our Animal Hall residents.

10:30am – Animal Hall Feeding
Let Earthplace Naturalists answer all your questions while giving some of our animals their daily meals.

1:30pm – Critter Encounter
Get up close and personal with three of our animals while learning all about their habits, behavior and care.

3:00pm – Birds of Prey Feeding
Discover what it takes to keep our big birds fed.

All Holiday Vacation programs are free for Earthplace members, and free with the price of admission for non-members.

Vacation Drop-off Program
3 year olds - 5th graders
Drop your kids off for a day full of full of exciting nature-based activities,  including a live animal program, trail trek, art projects and science exploration.
January 16 - Animal Tracks
January 19 - Animals inWinter 
February 17 - Mammals
February 18 - Birds
February 19 - Reptiles 
February 20 - Amphibians

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Fantastic Winter Programs for Kids of all ages! 
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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.