Don’t let those post-holiday doldrums invade your household! The Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center has a variety of winter vacation programs for kids that promise education, fresh air, and fun!

Cost for the morning sessions, which run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (bring a bagged lunch) is $29.75 per member child and $35 per non-member child. Add on our afternoon Outdoor Adventure program for an additional $21.25/member and $25/non-member. In the afternoon, kids spend the afternoon outside, exploring, playing games and fort building.  We’ll even build our own campfire and roast marshmallows!  Dress for the weather. Nature Center educators lead all programs.

Sign up below or call 860-536-1216.

Winter Wonderland

9 a.m., Dec. 29

We’ll make snow and ice sculptures, observe snowflakes, and talk about how animals adjust to the cold temperatures and snow.  Learn about awesome animal adaptations, enjoy a walk in the winter woods, and look for animal tracks in the snow!  We’ll warm up with hot cocoa by the fireplace.  Dress for the weather.  Ages 4-14.

Frozen at the DPNC!

9 a.m., Dec. 30

Enjoy a walk in the winter woods to look for deer, and make rock trolls!  Enjoy fun games and activities in the theme of the Disney movie.  Costumes optional – come dressed as your favorite Frozen or Disney character (but remember to dress for the outdoors, too)!  We’ll warm up with hot cocoa by the fireplace.  Ages 4-14.

A New Years Eve Party!

9 a.m. Dec. 31

We’re starting our celebration early in the day!  Join us for a look back at the old year, while we gear up for the new one. All of our animal friends are invited to the party, too!  Visit with and learn about our owls, snakes, turtles, and more.  We’ll warm up with hot cocoa by the fireplace.  Dress for the weather.  Ages 4-14.

Animal Tracking

9 a.m., Jan. 2

Animals leave behind clues that give us glimpses into their lives.  Join us as we search the fields and forests for signs of animal life – tracks, trails, scat, homes, and more!  We’ll be sure to visit with some of our live animals as well!  Crafts and games help teach about the local animals of CT.  We’ll warm up with hot cocoa by the fireplace.  Dress for the weather.  Ages 4-14.