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 Programs

Group Canoe Paddle:

Our canoe paddles are a great way to spend an afternoon on the water
with family or friends! Bring the whole family or come on your own and
make some new friends.
We will travel along the Saugatuck River in search of egrets, osprey, ducks, shorebirds and much more! Canoes and personal
flotation devices (required for all participants) are included! Space is limited and advanced registration is strongly recommended.


Earthplace encourages people with special needs (who are able to
follow directions and get in/out of a canoe independently) to participate in
this event, and two spots (one canoe) are reserved for such individuals.
Additionally, income-eligible Westport residents are able to participate at

no cost thanks to a scholarship program.

Members: $24 per person, $12 for children 12 and under
Non-members: $30 per person, $15 for children 12 and under.


Location: Earthplace


Saturday, September 21st, 2-4pm

Sunday, October 13th, 1:30-3:30pm


To register for a canoe paddle, please call (203) 557-4400

Family Campfire:

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!


Earthplace encourages those with special needs to participate in this


Where: Earthplace
Cost: Member Families: $25

Non-member Families: $30



Campfire and Night Hike: Friday, September 20th, 6:30-8pm


Campfire and Stories with Miss Lynne: Friday, October 11th, 6:30-8pm


Fur, Feathers, and Scales: Outdoor Storytime at Earthplace

Join Miss Lynne for nature-themed stories & songs for all ages, followed by close-up encounters with one or more animal residents of Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center.  This is a COST-FREE edition of Earthplace’s daily Story Time at Natureplace series.  Bring blankets or mats for sitting on the ground. Dangerous weather will move the program inside to Natureplace.  Earthplace maintains 2.5 miles of trails in their wildlife sanctuary, so take a hike before or after Storytime!  Grounds are open dawn to dusk year round free of charge.


Dates: July 22 & 29, August 12 & 19

Time: 10:00am-10:45am

Location: Earthplace, behind the museum under the pines!

Cost: FREE


Refund Policy: Please register carefully. Earthplace does not issue refunds unless the program is cancelled. Emergency situations will be considered at the discretion of Earthplace. If you have any questions, please contact Becky Newman at 203-557-4400.