​​​​Upcoming Programs

 

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PROGRAM INFORMATION


  • Programs are by reservation only unless otherwise noted. Call 561-233-1400 or visit the center to make a reservation.
  • Many programs require minimum registration in order to run the program. Please register at least 2 days in advance.
  • Please call if you cannot keep your reservation, which will allow someone on the waiting list to take your spot.
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late to a program you have a reservation for, your spot will be given to a person on the wait list.
  • Fees are due upon arrival to program (cash or check preferred).
  • For every program, participants/guardians are required to sign a Program Participation Form.


Weekly Programs

Reptile Feedings
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations needed)
Wednesdays, 3:15 p.m.
Saturdays, 1:00 p.m.

Owl Feedings
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations needed)
Thursdays, 4:00 p.m.
 
Snake Feedings
Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)
Fridays, 3:15 p.m.

 

 
OCTOBER
  • JUNIOR NATURALIST: INVERTEBRATES
    Saturday, October 6, 10:00 a.m.
    Ages 8-14, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    In this hands-on class just for kids, learn all about insects and other creatures that scurry, fly, hop, and crawl! Participants will investigate live and preserved specimens using microscopes and magnifiers and even make a bug catcher to take home!    
     
  • DEER AND RAPTOR WALK
    Saturday, October 20, 10:30 a.m. 
    Families/ages 8+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Go on a “behind the scenes” tour of the deer and raptor compounds to see the animals up close and learn about these unique creatures! Please wear close-toed shoes for this walking tour. Please note: This program is not stroller or wheelchair accessible.  

     
  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, October 27, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Go on a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods ecosystem and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in the local community.

 
NOVEMBER
  • JUNIOR NATURALIST: ANIMAL ENRICHMENT
    Saturday, November 3, 10:00 a.m. 
    Ages 8-14, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Our just-for-kids Junior Naturalist series concludes with discovering what the nature center’s animals do for fun! See how nature center staff care for the nature center animals by adding “enrichment” to their habitats. Participants will even help create enrichment items to give to the animals.
     
  • OWL PROWL NIGHT HIKE
    Friday, November 9, 7:00 p.m. 
    Ages 8+, $5/participant (Reservations required)
    This special opportunity to visit the nature center after hours is back! Participants will experience the beauty of the nature center trails at twilight and learn about amazing nocturnal creatures! Please wear close-toed shoes and bring bug spray as this program has an outdoor component.

     
  • ARCHERY FOR BEGINNERS
    Saturday, November 10, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of archery from safety to shooting and develop a great new skill during this two-hour program. Equipment is provided. Space is limited.

  • CANOEING 101
    Saturday, November 17, 9:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $10/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn the basics of how to safely canoe in this two-hour program. Equipment is provided. This special outdoor adventure takes place in the more secluded south section of Okeeheelee Park. Space is limited.

  • NATURE WALK
    Saturday, November 24, 10:30 a.m.
    Families/all ages, FREE (No reservations required)
    Go on a FREE guided nature walk through the pine flatwoods ecosystem and learn about the plants and animals that live right here in the local community.