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

The museum building will be closed Monday, September 1st in observance of Labor Day. Please enjoy the trails, playground and outdoor CT Birds of Prey. 

Animal Hall Volunteer Orientation

Come learn what volunteering in the Animal Hall is all about. Attending orientation is not a commitment to volunteer, but it is a prerequisite. For volunteers ages 16 and up.

Date: Tuesday, September 9
Time: 6-7pm
Location: Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center
Free for everyone
Please RSVP to Veronica Swain at v.swain@earthplace.org

Shore Walk
Explore low tide and learn how crabs, mussels and other invertebrates are able to survive the challenging intertidal area at the beach. Wear footgear that can get wet.

Friday, September 19; 3:30pm
Meet at the Compo Beach Cannons
Free for everyone

Fantastic Fall Programs for Kids of all ages! 
Click on the titles for more information and to register!  

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.

After-school Enrichment Program for Elementary School Children
Supervised homework time,  unique enrichment activities, science classes, animal programs, nature walks, free-play time Students can enjoy the program on a Five, Three, Two or One day set schedule per week.

Click here for more information about this exciting new program