Youth and Family Programming

Adventures await... enjoy unique experiences that teach, engage and connect your family to the natural world! Get ready to explore with our Adventure and Discovery Backpacks, get up close and personal with our turtles during Turtle Tuesdays (thru May 1st), book the playroom for your family or playgroup, grab a Walkie-Talkie and Check in with our Educators-on-Call during your adventure (spring/summer/fall), listen and learn during our Preschool Story Times and have fun as a family during our Family Fun Nights and Seasonal Celebrations! And, don't forget our fall favorite for a decade - Trick or Tweet!

NEW! Forest Playroom Private Family/Playgroup Reservations!

Looking for a fun and safe place to go during these chilly winter days? Reserve your playtime in the Grange Insurance Audubon Center and have an adventure while engaging in imaginative play in the Grange Insurance Audubon Center Forest Room Playroom and Climbing Area! Learn more and make your reservation HERE! 

Adventure and Discovery Backpacks - Get Ready to Explore! 

Want to grab an adventure and go? Ready to see what you can discover? The center offers a variety of nature-themed backpacks for you and your family! Our Adventure Backpacks are geared to school-aged children and our Discovery Backpacks are geared to you and your little one (preschoolers). Usually you can stop by the front desk to check one of these backpacks out; however, in promoting keeping everyone safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, please be sure to pre-register HERE! During this time limited backpacks will be available on Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays between the hours of 10:30 am and 2 pm (10:30 am - noon only Saturdays). Families will be able to check out a backpack for an hour and a half at a time, just stop by the front desk at the center before you head out to enjoy your activities in the surrounding park. Adults will just need to leave an id with our staff person until each bag is returned. Pre-registration is required, items in the bag will be sanitized before your arrival and again after the bags are returned.

Current Backpack Option through February 28th, 2021: Bird Study Adventure Backpacks

Turtle Tuesdays!

Join us at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, each Tuesday morning thru May 1st, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about some of the animals that call the Grange Insurance Audubon Center home! You'll get to learn about each of our turtles, their habitat, diet and behavior and then watch as their food is prepared and served in front of your very eyes! Be sure to pre-register HERE, you don't want to miss this exciting experience! Turtle Tuesdays may be back this summer  (but might also fall on another day- so check back often).

Thursday Preschool Story Time 

In person preschool story time resumes the week of February 9th, 2021. Join us for a few fun stories and a follow up activity! Be sure to pre-register HERE!

Please follow us on social media or check with local news stations for information regarding closings due to inclement weather or Covid-19, special events or emergencies. Thank you!


Upcoming Seasonal Celebrations 

Join us as we welcome each new season throughout the year!  Stay tuned for new announcements for 2021!


Trick or Tweet - Saturday, October 30th, 2021 (geared toward families with preschoolers and children grades K-2)! 

Join us for a popular fall treat! Bring your preschoolers and children grades K-2 on Saturday, October 30th for some not-so-scary fun.  Costumes are fun and encouraged, especially for our costume parades throughout each event! Your children will delight in games, scavengers hunts, short hikes, crafts, read-alouds and even a snack to take home! 

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