Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Great Egg Hunt & Spring Celebration New Canaan Nature Center

The New Canaan Nature Center’s annual Egg Hunt is back again this year!  On Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 the Nature Center will host a series of egg hunts for small groups of children ages 2-10.  The one-hour programs will take place at 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Friday and 11am, Noon, 1:30pm and 2:30pm on Saturday.  The Nature Center is located on144 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan (203-966-9577).
Each program will include a spring scavenger hunt to identify signs of spring as well as a chance to meet the baby chicks that just hatched at the Nature Center.  Kids will learn all about the magic of eggs from NCNC naturalists and then hunt the grounds for hundreds of eggs filled with goodies.  Representatives from Hop-Along-Hallow will also be at the Saturday events with their real bunny rabbits.  Hop-Along-Hollow is dedicated to helping educate people on proper care of small pets and to create better living environments for rabbits and other small animals. 

Volunteers from the class of 2014 National Charity League Canaan Parish collected candy donations from league members and stuffed 2,359 eggs that are used for these special egg hunts!

The programs will take place in rain or shine, with the egg hunt-taking place in the tropical greenhouse in the event of rain. These events do sell out and advance registration required: please call (203) 966-9577x20 or register online. The program is $10/child for members and $15/child for non-members. 

The New Canaan Nature Center is an environmental education center and sanctuary dedicated to helping people of all ages better understand, appreciate and care for the world of nature. Visitors Center
open: Monday – Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M. Grounds open dawn to dusk daily. 
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