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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

WEEKLY WELLNESS PROGRAMS

  • TAI CHI
    Four week sessions, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (call for start dates)
    $60/each for four sessions, $50/Friends of Daggerwing members, or $20/drop in fee for one session (RSVP required, limit 15)
    Experience the benefits of this ancient Chinese system of exercise and meditation. Improve your flexibility, balance, muscle tone, energy and mental well-being.

  • GENTLE YOGA
    Four week sessions, Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (call for start dates)
    $45/each for four sessions, $35/Friends of Daggerwing members, $15/drop in fee for one session (RSVP required, limit 10)
    Yoga can help one find peace, tranquility, mindfulness, strength, balance, and flexibility. Bring your own mat, blanket, or other props.​

DECEMBER
  •  MOTHER NATURE & ME: WILD WEBS
    Tuesday, December 4, 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 ENRICHMENT WORKSHOP
    Saturday, December 8, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    What does an animal like to do for fun? Learn how Daggerwing Nature Center cares for the animals with “enrichment” and help create some hands-on enrichment items for the animals’ enjoyment! 

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: TURTLES
    Tuesday, December 11, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 5+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program about turtles, featuring a visit from some of the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors, at the Glades Road Branch Library! Call the Glades Road Branch Library for details and RSVP at 561-482-4554.

  • ANIMAL TRIVIA
    Saturday, December 15, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Can owls really turn their heads all the way around? Could a turtle crawl out of its shell? Find out the truth about many common animal myths and meet several of the nature center’s live animals up close!

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: DAY AT THE BEACH
    Tuesday, December 18, 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!​

  • WETLAND ANIMALS
    Saturday, December 29, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn about the animals that live in the wetlands and how they are adapted for life in this habitat.  Live collection animals will be featured during the presentation to enhance the educational experience!

JANUARY
  • ANIMAL KEEPER FOR A DAY
    Thursday, January 3, 10:30 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 takes to care for these special animal ambassadors.

  • DIP NETTING
    Friday, January 4, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Find out what creatures naturally live in the water of our wetlands! Collect tiny pond animals outside and then observe those findings using magnifying glasses and microscopes inside. *Wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet/dirty.

  • RADICAL REPTILES
    Saturday, January 12, 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.​

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: START YOUR GARDEN
    Tuesday, January 15, 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!

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: BUTTERFLIES
    Tuesday, January 15, 2:00 p.m.
    Ages 8+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program about butterflies, featuring a visit from some of the nature center’s resident animal ambassadors, at the West Boca Branch Library! Call the West Boca Road Branch Library for details and RSVP at 561-470-1600.

  • NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, January 18, 6:00 p.m.
    Ages 5+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    Always wondered what Daggerwing’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Join a naturalist on a nighttime boardwalk tour looking at nature from the point of view of its nocturnal residents.​