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, explore all things winter during Winter Wednesdays series, 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 beginning February 9th, 2021!

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!

CURBSIDE 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 sign up for a backpack by clicking here to register ! During this time limited backpacks will be available on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm (10 am - 11:30 am only Saturdays). Families will be able to check out a backpack for an hour and a half at a time, you can call us at your pick up time and our staff will bring your backpack to the center entrance 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, 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!

Winter Wednesdays!

Join us at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center, each Wednesday morning (pre-K) or afternoon (grades K-3), where you'll have the opportunity to participate in an activity and learn more about winter! Be sure to dress for the weather as there's a good chance we'll head outside for a little bit - weather permitting, of course! Be sure to pre-register HERE to join the fun!

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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