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, 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 12 Days of Audubon and other seasonal favorite like Trick or Tweet! And, though it's a little bit chilly outside, don't forget to plan ahead for Audubon Adventure Camp 2022! Registration will begin winter of 2022!

***Special Covid-19 Information: At this time all guests age 2 and up must wear a mask inside the center. Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe!***

NEW! Forest Playroom Private Family/Playgroup Reservations!

Looking for a fun and safe place to go during these chilly fall and 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). Just stop by the backpack rack to see what is available and then stop by the front desk to check each backpack out. 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. Current Adventure Backpack Offerings: Birds, Art     Current Discovery Backpack Offerings: Leaf Rubbing, Land/Air/Water, Yoga in Nature                                                                                                                                          

Thursday Preschool Story Time 

 Join us for a few fun stories in the Grange Insurance Audubon Center! Be sure to pre-register HERE!

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Upcoming Seasonal Celebrations & Audubon Adventure Camp

Join us as we welcome each new season throughout the year!  Stay tuned for new announcements for 2022!

12 Days of Audubon Yuletide Celebration - Friday, December 10th - Tuesday, December 21st!

We hosted a virtual 12 Day of Audubon Yuletide Celebration in 2021 but this year we're excited to offer this festive hybird program. There will be a day for everyone! Special family oriented events are highlighted below. CLICK HERE to see a full line-up of the 12 Days of Audubon and complete registration!
 Day 2 12/11/21 Christmas Bird Count for Kids 10:30-noon FREE (ages 6-12 years old) at the Center
 Day 4 12/13/21 S.T.E.M. Science: Holiday Edition for Families (families will receive a link for this virtual activity)
 Day 5 12/14/21 Gingerbread Creation Event 6:30-8 pm ($25 per household) at the Center
 Day 6 12/15/21 Family Winter Lantern Walk with Story Time and Hot Chocolate by the Fire FREE 6:30-8 pm at the Center
 Day 8 12/17/21 Family Movie Night: The Polar Express FREE 6:30-9 pm at the Center
 Day 9 12/18/21 Winter Lantern Walk and Holiday Sing Along by the Fire with Heather Evans FREE 6:30-8:30 pm at the Center

Trick or Tweet - Saturday, October 30th, 2021 (geared toward families with preschoolers and children grades K-2)! We had a great time! We hope you can join us next year, come back for details during the late summer of 2022

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!  We will be offering two sessions for this fun fall event again this fall 10-11 am and 11:30 am-12:30 pm - Registration opens soon HERE!

Audubon Adventure Camp 2022 - Camp will be here before you know it! Registration begins winter 2022!

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