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


Saturday, January 21, 11:00am-2:00pm, $5 per person


Cold weather is no reason to stay inside. Join us at Earthplace for a celebration of all things winter! We'll make pinecone birdfeeders for our feathery friends, create insta-snow, build mini ice sculptures, and so many more amazing winter crafts. We'll also explore crystals under a microscope and enjoy animal encounters. If there's snow, there will be sledding and snowshoeing. If there's no snow, we'll have trail walks. Either way, we'll have a campfire and hot chocolate to keep warm.


Preschool Age: Fun for 1s and 2s
School Age: After School Enrichment Program Monday-Friday from 3-6 PM | Adventures in Animal Hall
Youth: Citizens Science Brigade | Teen Volunteer Club | Junior Staff | Natureplace Docent | Animal Hall Intern
Family & Adult Programs: The Essential Business of Birds | Environmental Learning Series | Winterfest | Green Day
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.

Fun for Ones and Twos

We still have space left in our new sessions starting in January! In these programs, children and parents/caregivers paly together and participate in a variety of art, science and nature-oriented activities, including visits to the indoor and outdoor animals. Themes change from week to week, and each class concludes with group activities including a story and singing.

Click here for more information and to register your child today!

Preschool Openings in the Falcons (Fives)

We still have a few seats left in our Falcons (Fives) class for the 2017-2018 school year. This program focuses on preparing children for kindergarten while adhering to the Earthplace Preschool philosophy of education.

The schedule is Monday-Friday, 8:45am-1:00pm with extended day options until 3:00pm or 6:00pm. Children must be five by 12/31/17. Click here for more information on the Earthplace Fives program or contact Preschool Director Amee Borys at preschooldirector@earthplace.org or 203-557-4402.

Earthplace is this year's proud recipient of the 2030 ChangeMakers Award for Leadership in Sustainability for the many new energy efficiency upgrades throughout our building. This honor is awarded by the Stamford 2030 District, a collaborative, nationally recognized, but local community of high performance buildings in downtown Stamford that aims to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption and emissions from transportation, while increasing competetiveness in the business environment and owners' returns on investment. 2030 Districts across the nation are working with local building owners to create high efficiency districts as an economic development strategy. In addition to tracking energy, water, and transportation emissions, the Stamford 2030 District also focuses on resiliency.