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 beginning September 1st, 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 starting September 1, 2018, 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. 

  Fall Classes
First Saturday of the Month

Paper Making: 

Make old paper new again! Learn how to recycle and upcycle paper products while learning about the effects of paper pollution on the environment

Second Saturday of the Month

Wilderness Survival: 

Discover the world of foraging and edible plants in nature. We will learn how to build a shelter, find clean water, and survive out in the woods. 

Third Saturday of the Month

Natural Self-Care: 

There are so many natural remedies out there. Our naturalist will teach you about some nature-made remedies and you will work together to make some of your own. 

Fourth Saturday of the Month

Critter Encounter: 

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)

Surprise Saturday! 

During months with five Saturdays, our naturalist will plan a special, unique Saturday class. Feel free to provide suggestions and input during the first few weeks of the month. The class and activities will be announced the week before.


SEPTEMBER 29th: Pumpkin Painting! Join our naturalist for some fall arts and crafts. We'll be painting some pumpkins to get ready for fall. Don't miss it!

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

  Birds of Prey Feedings

Saturdays, 3:00 pm


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


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.