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

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

  • Wednesday, November 22nd: 9am to 3pm (Preschool closed, excluding full-time students)
  • Thursday, November 23rd: Closed
  • Friday, November 24th: 9am to 2pm (Preschool closed) 


Natureplace is our museum room filled with interactive areas to explore the wonders of nature. Highlights 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 the outdoor Connecticut Birds of Prey exhibit. 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 letterboxes, tree ID, and word hunting. 

Other facilities include picnic tables, a slide, large recreation field, a children's playground available after 6:00 pm and on weekends, and restrooms.