Explore nature with your toddler or preschooler! Nature Preschool programs are open to children ages 2-6 with an adult. Classes include nature walks, stories, songs, and other  activities.  Nature ABCs and 1,2,3s and movement are part of the fun. Choose either 10:30-11:30 am or 12:30-1:30 pm.


Fall 2023 (4 classes)



$6 per Member child/adult pair (Family level & up)
$20 per Non-member child/adult pair
$6 each extra sibling

Fee includes admission to the Gardens and Nature Walk (April to October) and the Butterfly House (in season).


Friday, September 15
Monarch Migration

Our meadow, gardens and Butterfly House are great spots to find Monarch butterflies. This time of year we have to say “adios” as they begin their fall migration.


10:30 am - 11 :30 am    |    12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm


Tuesday, September 26
Silly Scampering Squirrels

Winter’s coming! There’s much to do! Let’s explore the life of squirrels as they prepare for the winter ahead.


10:30 am - 11 :30 am    |    12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm


Tuesday, October 10
Amazing Apples

Crunch! This delicious snack is enjoyed by humans and animals alike. (And they’re good for you!) Yum!


10:30 am - 11 :30 am    |    12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm


Tuesday, October 31
Batty Bats

Start your Halloween festivities at Ladew (costumes are optional). Did you know that bats can eat thousands of bugs in one evening? Let’s learn cool bat facts as we read about these fascinating flyers of the night.


10:30 am - 11 :30 am    |    12:30 pm  - 1 -30 pm