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!

Follow specific links to register. Email us at justin@prattcenter.org or info@prattcenter.org with questions or give us a call at  860-355-3137. 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 4th)


$10 per session

Sign up is open year round (No June, July or August). Email justin@prattcenter.org or info@prattcenter.org with questions.


Ages 3-5

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)

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 the natural thing to do after school!  Click here to register for After School Explore

When: Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday each week from 4:00 – 5:30 during the school year on school days. (Follows the New Milford School calendar. No June, July or August)

Begins Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Cost: $10 per day per child. Children may be registered for one, two or all three days.

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 from Northville, Sarah Noble and Schaghticoke Please confirm correct bus numbers with your school.

Schaghticoke: Bus 26

Northville: Bus 26

Sarah Noble: Bus 27