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

Drop-in Programs

Story & Animal Program
Monday through Friday, 10:00 am
Join us every week for an animal-themed story and an encounter with one of our Animal Hall residents. 
For children age 5 and under.
 


 Free for members, price of admission for non-members.


Animal Feedings
Animal Hall | Monday through Fridays, 10:30 am

 

At scheduled feeding times Earthplace staff will answer all your questions while our animals get their daily meal.

Free for members, price of admission for non-members.


Saturday's at Earthplace
Every Saturday, 1:00-2:00pm

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a fun and educational nature class! Each Saturday of the month will feature a different topic lead by one of our trained naturalists. The topics will also be seasonal! This means that each season, the classes will change. Come to one or come to all! 

Saturday's at Earthplace are designed for children K-Grade 5. While younger and older children are welcome, the content may not be age appropriate. All children must have a parent or guardian present for the duration of the class. No pre-registration required. 

  Spring Classes
First Saturday of the Month

T Shirt Grocery Bags: 

Use your old tshirts to make reusable grocery bags! Bring an old shirt with you (or use an Earthplace one for a $3 donation) and our naturalists will show you how to upcycle your tshirt into a grocery bag.

Second Saturday of the Month

DIY Pots and Planting: 

Our naturalists will show you how to create your own biodegradeable pots out of newspaper that can be planted directly into the ground. We'll even fill them with seeds from native plants so you can start your garden right away!

Third Saturday of the Month

Build your own Fairy House: 

Put together a fairy house using natural materials found right at Earthplace. When you're done, you can take it home or hang it along the Earthplace trails for visitors to enjoy. 

Fourth Saturday of the Month

Critter Encounters: 

Spend some time up close and personal with some of the Earthplace Animal Ambassadors! Our expert naturalists will share facts and information about some of our long-term residents and you'll get the chance to see them outside of their enclosure. 

Fifth Saturday (if applicable)

Guided Trail Walk

Spend some time on our trails with a naturalist who will point out signs of animals, edible plants, and point out the best climbing trees!

Free for members, price of admission for non-members.


  Birds of Prey Feedings- Winged Wonders

First Sunday of Each Month | 3:00-3:30 pm 

 


 Experience our birds of prey outside their enclosures! On the first Sunday of the month we host a bird-on-glove demonstration where you can learn all about some of our magnificent raptors. Naturalists will discuss the animals' traits, behaviors, and unique characteristics while the birds interact with their handlers. 

Free for members, price of admission for non-members.