DPNC Program Cancellation Policy: Pre-registration allows the Nature Center to secure staffing and materials for programs, so that we may best serve you. We require pre-registration and pre-payment for most programs in order to reserve a space. If DPNC cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. If you withdraw from a program more than 4 days in advance, you will receive a refund less a 25% administrative fee. Withdrawals within 4 days of a program are not refundable. Preregistration for all programs is always recommended. Walk-ins should be prepared to pay by check or with exact change for programs at Coogan Farm, off-site, or after hours, and may be turned away if program is full.

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June 2017

Butterfly Extravaganza

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Saturday, June 24 2:00-4:00 pm Meet at: DPNC Families Adult: $15; Child (13 and under): $10 (Under 2 is free, but does not include a butterfly for release) Join us for our 3rd Annual Butterfly Extravaganza! Come learn about the butterfly life-cycle, and how to…

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Friday Night Lights

June 30 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Friday, June 30th 6:30-9:00pm $6.80/member, $8/non-member Join us at the Coogan Farm to enjoy Nature’s fireworks! We’ll spend a relaxing evening watching fireflies and listening to night insects. Bring your family, friends and a picnic dinner to enjoy a peaceful summer night-- the way it…

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July 2017

Super Sunday in the Art Barn: Red, White and Blue

July 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Sunday, July 2        10am-12pm. FREE. The Coogan Farm is a great place to bring the family! Hike the trails, explore the natural colors of Summer, and stop by the Jules X. Schneider Barn for Nature and the Arts for some open studio time. DPNC…

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Friday Night Lights

July 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Friday, July 7        6:30-9:00pm    $6.80/member, $8/non-member Join us at the Coogan Farm to enjoy Nature’s fireworks! We’ll spend a relaxing evening watching fireflies and listening to night insects. Bring your family, friends, and a picnic dinner to enjoy a peaceful summer night-- the way…

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Incredible Insects: Essential Roles

July 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Saturday, July 8 10-11:30am, $6.80/member, $8/non-member A myriad of insect species play critical roles in nature as pollinators, de-composers and food sources for other species. Learn insect basics then go out into the meadow to see what we can find! We will examine the adaptations…

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Bat Box Building

July 8 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Saturday, July 8 1:00-3:00pm$25 per group/bat house kit. Nana-nana-nana-nana Bat Box! Bats are critical animals of local ecosystems worldwide, and during the summer they actively consume night-flying insects. One little brown bat can eat 60 medium-sized moths or over 1000 mosquito-sized insects in one night!…

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Bonfire at Coogan Farm

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic,CT06355United States
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Saturday, July 22, 6-9pm, $5 per family Celebrate summer outside with a picnic, good people, a roaring fire, and s’mores! We’ll provide the s’mores and the fire, all you need to bring is a picnic and yourselves! After dinner, take a self-guided tour of this…

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August 2017

Family Crabbing

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, August 2, 6-8pm -- $8/member, $32 member/family. $12/non-member, $48 non-member/family Join DPNC educator for an evening of crabbing. Meet at the Peace Sanctuary and walk to a crabbing location. There will be a brief intro to basic techniques of crabbing and crab identification and…

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Mammals: From Mice to Moose

August 5 @ 10:00 am
DPNC, 109 Pequotsepos Road
Mystic,
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Saturday, August 5, 10-11am -- $5.95 member / $7 non-member. Join us to learn about the amazing mammals that call Connecticut home! We will learn what makes an animal a mammal and be able to touch a variety of mammal artifacts! We will examine adaptations…

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Super Sunday in the Art Barn

August 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, August 6 10am-12pm     FREE The Coogan Farm is a great place to bring the family! Hike the trails, explore the natural colors of Summer, and stop by the Jules X. Schneider Barn for Nature and the Arts for some open studio time.…

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