New Canaan Nature Center

Basic Information

Address: 144 Oenoke Ridge Road New Canaan, CT 06840
Phone Number: 203-966-9577
Fax Number: 203-966-6536
Director: Laura Heckman

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Additional Information

Days and Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00-4:00, Grounds open dawn to dusk

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. Our 40acre site features diverse natural habitats, trails, gardens and educational facilities. Our school and group programs enhance our natural beauty with trips to the nature center and our great outreach programs where we come to you! Our diverse programs cover topics as: New England seasonal programs, Live animal presentations, environmental literacy and stewardship, In-depth Habitat study and our popular afterschool and library series.

Grade Levels:
Group Type: School, youth organization, library, boy and girl scouts
Disabled Access:


Program Type:

Hands on environmental education

Admission/Tickets: Free
Food: NA
Length of Visit: varies by program
Max. Group Number: more than 150
Group Requirements: pre-registration for school/group programs required
Exhibits: Many hands-on exhibits throughout the center
Freebies: their is no fee to come to the nature center
Gift Shop/Factory Outlet: yes, gift shop in visitor center