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Reservations are required for ALL programs (unless otherwise noted). Please call if you are not able to attend the program to allow those on the waiting list to attend. If you are more than five minutes late to a program you have made a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the waiting list.

TO REGISTER, CALL 561-629-8760

Participants/guardians are required to sign a Program Participation Form upon arrival to the program. Program fees are due upon arrival to the program.

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DAILY ANIMAL FEEDINGS

  • Daily when the nature center is open, 3:15-3:30 p.m.
    Families / All Ages, FREE (Reservations NOT Required)
    3:15pm is feeding time! Listen to a short talk about a specific animal and then watch while they are fed.
    • Wednesday – Opossum
    • Thursday – Snake
    • Friday – Owl
    • Saturday - Alligator

JUNE

  • RADICAL REPTILES
    Saturday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Join a naturalist for a family-friendly program focusing on the amazing world of reptiles! Learn about these diverse scaly creatures and meet some resident reptiles up close and personal.​

  • ANIMAL ENRICHMENT WORKSHOP
    Saturday, June 30, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Watching TV, riding a bike, reading and eating ice cream are all activities people do for fun. But what does an animal like to do for fun? Learn how Daggerwing Nature Center cares for the animals by providing “enrichment” in their habitats. Learn what enrichment is and help create some hands-on enrichment items that will be provided to the animals for their enjoyment! ​

 

JULY

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: AWESOME OPOSSUM 
    Tuesday, July 3, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!
     
  • ANIMAL KEEPER FOR A DAY
    Friday, July 6, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Animal keepers have the coolest job! Work behind the scenes with animal care staff and volunteers to feed diets, clean exhibits, and provide enrichments to the animals at the nature center. Learn what it really means to care for these special animal ambassadors.

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: INSECTS & SPIDERS
    Tuesday, July 10, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program about insects and spiders featuring a visit from some of the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors, at the West Boca Branch Library! Call the West Boca Branch Library for details and RSVP at 561-470-1600.

  • FISHING FUN
    Saturday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of freshwater fishing and practice learned skills. Class includes: fishing pole basics, casting tips, and freshwater fish identification. All fishing supplies are provided. Please bring a water bottle, sun protection, and closed-toed shoes that can get wet/muddy.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES
    Tuesday, July 17, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 2-5 (w/ guardian), $4/child (Reservations required)
    Get ready to jump and shout with Mother Nature through stories, live animals, activities, and a craft specifically designed for toddlers and preschoolers!​

  • INTRO TO ARCHERY 
    Wednesday, July 25, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Join the USA Archery and N.F.A.A. certified staff and learn about the sport of archery. This exciting program teaches archery safety skills and proper use of a bow and arrow before getting time to practice on the range.​