Weekly Enrichment Programs

Weekly Enrichment programs continue all year long at the Pratt Nature Center for children of all ages.  Watching the leaves turn colors and harvesting vegetables in the autumn, snowshoeing in the winter, planting, growing and catching frogs in the spring and summer….we do it all and we do it outside!  Make sure you are wearing seasonal clothes and shoes that can get wet and dirty.  We NEVER go around a good mud puddle!

Call 860-355-3137 or email info@prattcenter.org to reserve a spot. Payment plans and scholarships available for most programs, contact us to discuss what might work best for your family.

Nature Babies (Prenatal/Birth to 3)

Our take on the traditional “Mommy and Me” class puts you and your little one outside from the start! Watch how they explore their senses in the most natural of classrooms. Perfect for expecting or new moms, dads, grandparents – any grownup that has a young child in their life. Once a week for an hour, we stroll through our beautiful property at a leisurely pace, following where ever our curiosity takes us. Each session is an opportunity for a new experience that helps set a foundation for life long enjoyment of the outdoors. Click here to register for Nature Babies

Every Wednesday (Begins Wednesday, September 5th)


$10 per session

Sign up is open year round (No June, July or August). Email info@prattcenter.org for more information and to reserve a spot.




Our Sprouts program is growing up! We’re excited to replace our Sprouts program with the opening of the Peter Pratt Nature School, a nature-based preschool for ages 3, 4, and 5. For more information please visit peterprattnatureschool.org and contact our Executive Director, Diane Swanson, for application details at info@prattnatureschool.org




After-School Explore
Kindergarten through 8th grade (ages 6-14), during the school year. (No June, July or August)

$40 for a month of one of the Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday sessions (certain months are prorated based on calendar).

*Begins Tuesday, September 4th

Is there a better way for kids to decompress after a school day than playing outside with other kids? We don’t think so! Spend the afternoon outside with supervised but self directed play and investigation of all the possibilities our 205 acres have to offer. Adventure up the mountain, explore the river, run through the meadow, care for the animals or just rest and observe the natural world – it’s up to you!   Click here to register for After School Explore

Group 1 Monday 4:00-5:30*

Group 2 Tuesday 4:00-5:30*

Group 3 Wednesday 4:00- 5:30*

*Depending on the school your child is being bused from, the start time may vary. Staff will be here to greet students off the bus even if the bus arrives prior to 4:00. Parent drop off is at 4:00 pm, if not arriving by bus.

Busing available: (Please confirm correct bus numbers with your school)

Northville Elementary School: Bus 26

Sarah Noble Intermediate School: Bus 27

Schaghticoke Middle School: Bus 26