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

10 Woodside Lane Westport, CT 06880   203-557-4400 Earthplace Preschool: 203-557-3638

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Preschool Age: Fun for 1's and 2's | Preschool Adventures
School Age: After School Enrichment Program | Eco-Explorers | Adventures in Animal Hall | 
Youth: Citizens Science Brigade | Teen Volunteer Club | Junior Staff | Harbor Watch Internships
Family & Adult Programs: Nature Walks with the Experts | Group Canoe Paddle | 
The Essential Business of Birds | Environmental Learning Series | Turkey Walk and Trot
Vacation Day Programs

Natureplace, Animal Hall, and the Connecticut Birds of Prey Exhibit are open weekly! Spend an afternoon visiting and enjoying our trails. View our daily acitivity schedule.

Plus, join us for the annual Earthplace Festival October 1st and 2nd!


7th Annual Sunset Paddle & Social to benefit Harbor Watch!
Thursday, September 8, 5 - 7 pm, $50 per person 
Space is limited, pre-registration required. Departs from Downunder, Westport 

An evening of kayaking and stand up paddle boarding on the Saugatuck River.
Paddlers will be accompanied by an Earthplace Naturalist to discuss the ecology of the river.  Gather for light refreshments at the Black Duck Café immediately following. Hosted by Kim Hawkins of Downunder.

Proceeds to benefit water quality research and education initiatives of Harbor Watch

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Great American Campout* for the Critters!
September 9 & 10, Friday at 6 pm through 9 am Saturday,
$35 per person. Space is limited; pre-registration required.

Proceeds to benefit our species ambassadors in Animal Hall

Join our Naturalist team for a family-friendly night in the wilderness! Set up your camping gear at 6 pm on Friday and enjoy dinner outdoors (participants should bring a picnic or food to be cooked over the campfire) followed by a nighttime trail walk. Afterward, learn about one of our nocturnal animal friends then gather around the campfire for s’mores, stories, and conversation before settling in for the night. Continental breakfast will be provided at 8 am on Saturday. Earthplace provides activities, animal encounters, s’mores, interior restrooms, and continental breakfast. Tents may be rented through Earthplace. 

*Great American Campout is the National Wildlife Federation’s summer-long celebration of camping. Visit www.nwf.org for more information or to take the Happy Camper pledge.

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Clean Energy Upgrade

We are taking a big step towards a sustainable ‘net-zero impact’ future with solar & heating upgrades; and will open-source how we’ve done it for local businesses and organizations.

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