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Pizza with Donatello

Have you ever had the pleasure of dining with a turtle? Donatello the turtle and his shelled friends will join you while you dine on freshly made pizza and a drink. While you munch away, a naturalist will teach you about the slow-paced residents of Pilcher Park Nature Center. After lunch you will have the opportunity to touch our reptile friends and make a fun craft.


In search of Bats

Those shadows flitting about the night sky aren't birds...and they're not vampires either. They are flying mammals! Join us as we investigate the myths and facts about our fabulous neighbors - bats! We'll roast marshmallows around a cozy campfire while we learn about bats, then go on a hike to find these mosquito-eating machines. We'll use bat detectors to "listen" for them as they search for food. Wear long sleeves, pants, and some bug repellent


Small Animal Care Basics Class

Is your child interested in learning more about how to properly care for a small pet? This class will demonstrate the general care needs for small animals like snakes, turtles, rodents, and birds. They will learn about feeding, handling, and cleaning through hands-on experiences with the Nature Center animals. This program could help your family decide which pet is best for all of you.


Pancakes with a Python

Have you ever had the pleasure of dining with a snake? Sabrina the python and her scaly friends will join you while you dine on freshly made pancakes, sausage, and milk. While you munch away, a naturalist will teach you about the slithering residents of Pilcher Park Nature Center. After breakfast, you will have the opportunity to touch our reptile friends and make a fun craft.