​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Calendar

 

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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 – Alligator
    • Thursday – Snake
    • Friday – Owl
    • Saturday - Alligator

WEEKLY WELLNESS PROGRAMS

  • GENTLE YOGA
    Fridays, 3:30 p.m. (Call for class dates)
    $10/class (Reservations required)
    Yoga can help one find peace, tranquility, mindfulness, strength, balance, and flexibility. Bring a yoga mat.

JUNE
  •  MOTHER NATURE & ME: A IS FOR ALLIGATOR
    Tuesday, June 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!

  • DIP NETTING
    Friday, June 7, 10:00 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.

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: INSECTS & SPIDERS
    Tuesday, June 11, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program featuring a visit from 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.​

  • BUTTERFLY GARDENING
    Saturday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn all about local butterflies and discover how to attract them with a butterfly garden. Find out which plants are best to attract a multitude of species and enjoy a guided tour of Daggerwing Nature Center’s butterfly garden.

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: STORMY WEATHER
    Tuesday, June 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!

  • SENSATIONAL SNAKES
    Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 5+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Learn all about snakes from a naturalist including how to identify the most common snakes found in southern Florida. After, meet some of the nature center’s slithering residents up close!

JULY
  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: BEAUTIFUL BUTTERFLIES
    Tuesday, July 2, 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!

  • RADICAL REPTILES
    Saturday, July 6, 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.

  • DAGGERWING VISITS THE LIBRARY: OWLS
    Tuesday, July 9, 3:30 p.m.
    Ages 8+, FREE (Reservations required)
    Enjoy a special program 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.​

  • MOTHER NATURE & ME: DAY AT THE BEACH
    Tuesday, July 16, 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 24, 10:00 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.

  • ANIMAL TOY SHOP
    Saturday, July 27, 10:30 a.m.
    Ages 8+, $3/participant (Reservations required)
    Watching TV, riding a bike, reading and eating ice cream are all fun activities for people. However, what does an animal like to do for fun? Learn how Daggerwing Nature Center cares for the animals by providing “enrichment” in their habitats and help create some hands-on enrichment items to provide to the animals for their enjoyment!