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

Family and Adult Programs

Group Canoe Paddle

Adults and children age 3+

Spend an afternoon on the water with family or friends! An Earthplace naturalist will lead participants along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, osprey, ducks, shore birds and much more. Canoes and personal flotation devices (required by all participants) are included.Spaces are limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended, so register early!!


September 23 2-4 PM        Click here to register!
October 22 1:30-3:30 PM  Click here to register!

Members: $24 per person, $12 for children 12 and under

Non-members: $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under.

Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.

Family Campfires

Adults and children age 3+
When: 6:30pm; Friday, September 15th and Friday, October 27th

Join us as we gather ‘round as the sun goes down for a little old-fashioned family fun as we roast marshmallows next to a crackling fire along with a guided night walk, a visit from a nocturnal animal and more – it will be an evening the whole family will love! 

Member Families: $25 

Non-member Families: $30

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Please note: If paying by credit card, a 2.25% transaction fee will be added to cover fees incurred.

Tree ID and Starting a Herbarium

Ages: 12+

Cost: FREE

When: September 10th | 1:30pm
Where:  Earthplace

Explore the sanctuary with a Naturalist. We will use bark, 

leaves, nuts and seeds to help identify the trees along our trails. We will collect and learn how to preserve fallen leaves to start our own Herbariums. This program is FREE but registration is required. 
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Movie Under the Stars featuring Disneynature’s Earth

Cost: FREE

When:  Friday, September 22nd at 6:30pm  
Where:  Earthplace Ampitheater

Sponsored by: Village Pediatrics


Bring the whole family to Earthplace for a FREE outdoor screening of Disneynature’s Earth in our beautiful amphitheater nestled amongst the trees. An epic story of adventure, starring some of the most magnificent and courageous creatures alive, awaits you in this beautiful and engaging film. Join us as we live one year in the life of three animal families on a journey across our planet.  

Turkey Walk and Trot with Jo Debone

All Ages

When: Saturday, November 25 from 2:30pm

Where: Earthplace

Cost: FREE to Members; Price of admission for non-members


Bundle up and bring a camera as we go in search of turkeys along the trails with our annual Turkey Walk and Trot. Local expert Joe Debone will present a brief history of turkeys prior to the walk - including discussion of their diet, life span and characteristics. To further familiarize ourselves with this great animal, we’ll take a look at some turkey feathers, tails, feet and a beak and listen to a wild turkey call.