Our mission is to build a passion in our community for nature and the environment through education, experience and action.


Natureplace is our museum room filled with interactive areas to explore the wonders of nature.  A highlight are the wildlife dioramas depicting different ecosystems in Connecticut in different seasons: spring woodlands, summer seashore, fall meadow and life underground.

Get up close to wildlife in the Animal Hall and outdoor bird enclosures.  Examine the beautiful Connecticut Wall of Nature, a tile wall of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects and plants that are found in Connecticut.

Take a walk on our 62-acre property on one of the trails, including the wheelchair-accessible Wheels-in-the-Woods IV, a universal design nature trail. Try our fun trail activities, including letter boxes, tree ID and word hunting. 

Other facilities include picnic tables, a swing set, a children's playground available after 3 PM and on weekends, rest rooms, a snack machine and a gift shop.