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Watch for these Programs:
  • Astronomy Series
  • Birding Series
  • More 'Ghosts' in October
  • Snowshoe events when it snows!
  • Animal Encounter Series
  • 'CT Trail Day' Hike in June

A non-profit organization located in Ridgefield, Connecticut whose goal is to foster an appreciation of nature, science, history, and the arts.

Upcoming Programs

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The Program Calendar shows a comprehensive listing of all our programs.

31 January
Saturday

Snowshoeing this Weekend

The snow has arrived! Let's take advantage of it! Join us for a snowshoe adventure through our local State Park - no experience necessary!
31 January
Saturday
Rain Date

Winter's Night Sky

Due to a winter storm - this program has been moved to the raindate. A crescent Moon reveals its mountains, brilliant Venus returns as the Evening Star, Auriga, Orion and his dogs, Taurus & The Twins cruise above us - Join us as we peruse Winter's Night Sky!
5 February
Thursday

Raising Backyard Chickens

"One Man's Journey with a Bunch of Dumb Clucks" - Ever wonder what it takes to raise backyard chickens? This presentation includes all aspects of raising these amazing creatures - including what is needed and what is not!
7 February
Saturday

Prowling for Owls!

Join Discovery Center naturalist, Lars Cherichetti on an evening search for owls through the meadows around Bennett's Pond State Park - All ages Welcome Donations gratefully accepted!
12 February
Thursday
Rescheduled

Wildlife Tracks and Signs

Due to extreme cold (windchills of below zero expected), this program has been rescheduled to the raindate of February 12th.
14 February
Saturday

Feburary Guided Bird Walk

Join us on our Monthly Guided Bird Walk and explore a wintertime open space - Both the experienced and newbies are welcome. Only requirement is your enthusiasm!
20 February
Friday

A Night Adventure on Snowshoes

Snowshoes under the night sky with a bonfire and hot cocoa - this adventure is for the whole family - no experience necessary. The Discovery Center is pleased to partner with Garden of Ideas to offer this exciting program!
21 February
Saturday

February's Astronomy Program

Prepare to see: Mountains & Craters of the Moon, Jupiter the Gas Giant, Brilliant Venus and the International Space Station - All Ages Welcome
22 February
Sunday

Maple Sugaring

Smoke, steam, and fresh air too, the tradition of maple sugaring comes just once a year. Join the fun as we learn how syrup is made. All Ages Welcome
Tues & Thurs

Women's Hiking Group

Only meets during the Ridgefield school year, September through June. Groups will meet twice a week and hike for about 1 hour. A new trail will be chosen each week. A great way to exercise and meet new friends.
Search:
Join Our Community:
Watch for these Programs:
  • Astronomy Series
  • Birding Series
  • More 'Ghosts' in October
  • Snowshoe events when it snows!
  • Animal Encounter Series
  • 'CT Trail Day' Hike in June