Upcoming Events at the Pratt Nature Center

Check back frequently, new events added all the time! For more information on any event, please call us at 860-355-3137 or email us at info@prattcenter.org

After School Explore – Registration is open!

For ages 4-14 (Kindergarten through 8th Grade) 

Meets Monday, Tuesday and/or Wednesday from 4:00* – 5:30 pm during the school year on school days, following the New Milford School calendar. *Bus arrival times vary but Pratt staff meet each bus when it arrives. Parent drop off is at 4:00, if not arriving by bus.

Our After School Explore program is the perfect way for kids to let go of their school day  – playing outside with friends! Sign up for one, two or all three days of after school adventure. Busing is available from Northville, Sarah Noble and Schaghticoke. For more details about this and our other weekly programs, click Weekly Programs

$10 per child per day, online pre-registration required. Space is limited!

Click here to register for After School Explore

Nature Babies – Registration is open!

Prenatal/Birth – 3 years old with their caregiver

Every Wednesday (Begins Wednesday, September 4th) from 9:30-10:30

$10 per family per session

Pratt’s version of the “Mommy and Me” class puts you and your little one outside and exploring nature from the beginning. 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’ll take a leisurely stroll where ever our curiosity takes us. Find more details in our  Weekly Programs.

Click here to register for Nature Babies 

River Adventure

For ages 8-11

Monday, August  12th  12:30-2:00 pm

Late summer is the perfect time to adventure in our section of the East Aspetuck! The river is low and perfect for exploring on these hot summer days. Join us for this drop off program where we’ll cool off and investigate all that the river has to offer. Grab your water shoes and be prepared to get wet!

$15 per child, online pre-registration required. Space is limited!

Click here to register for our River Adventure

Pond Exploration

For ages 4-7

Monday, August  19th  12:30-2:00 pm

Frogs, bugs and all sorts of wonders are waiting to be found in our pond! We’ll bring our nets and magnifying glasses  to investigate everything we can find. This drop off program is perfect for kids looking to get up close and muddy with the creatures of the pond!

$15 per child, online pre-registration required. Space is limited!

Click here to register for our Pond Exploration

Pratt’s Happy Hour Book Club 

Wednesday, August 28th  6:00-7:00 pm

August’s Title: Our Symphony With Animals by Dr. Aysha Akhtar

Great books, ideas, conversations and snacks! What could be better? Our Happy Hour Book Club is an opportunity for you to learn more about the many ways we connect to the natural world in a fun atmosphere.  Each month we select a new title that could cover anything from hiking to farming to plants, physics and so much more.  It’s BYOB but we’ll provide the snacks. Treat yourself to a great evening!

To learn more about our Happy Hour Book Club and to register, click here: Happy Hour Book Club

Happy Hour Book Club is a free program intended for adults. A $5 donation is suggested at the meetings you attend to help cover the cost of snacks. Registration required – it helps us to plan for a great evening!

Click here to register for Happy Hour Book Club

YardApes, Inc.’s Annual Quad Am Golf Classic 

Tuesday, September 10th  Starting @ 11:00 AM

Bulls Bridge Golf Club, South Kent, CT

We have been granted a rare opportunity to play one of Connecticut’s premier golf course—space is limited to 110 players. YardApes, Inc. appreciates your participation whether through donation, silent and live auction, or sponsorship. All proceeds from this event will be donated to The Pratt Nature Center.

To learn more about the 14th Annual Quad Am Golf Classic and to register, click here: YardApes, Inc. Quad Am Golf Classic

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Pratt’s Great Family Campout

Friday, September 13th, 2018 @ 5:00 pm to Saturday, September 14th @ 10:00 am

$20 per family

Spend the night as a family outside and under the stars at Pratt’s Great Family Campout! We’ll provide the fire, marshmallows and a night stroll around the lower fields while you bring your camping supplies, food and an adventurous spirit.

Registered families can arrive anytime after 5:00 pm on Friday night to set up your tent and settle in for a night of family fun. We’re only supplying the marshmallows so please plan to bring your own dinner and snacks. Wood campfires will be provided for anyone that wants to cook over an open flame. Water and bathrooms will be available on site. Spend the rest of the evening enjoying the property and the company.  After dark, Pratt staff will lead a night stroll through the lower fields for anyone interested. Finish off the evening by roasting marshmallows around the campfire before settling in for a great night’s sleep under the stars

This is a family event meant to be a classic camping experience. To stay true to that expectation and for safety, there are a few things that can’t be part of the Great Family Campout.

Please leave the following at home, as they are not allowed at this event:

-No alcohol or tobacco products (including e-cigarettes or similar devices).

-No firearms or weapons of any kind.

-No pets.

-No propane tanks or charcoal (wood fires will be provided)

-No amplified music (meaning that it can be heard outside of your tent).

-No generators.

This is an all ages, family event. Space is limited, please be sure to register early! 

Online pre registration is required by Wednesday, September 11th.

Click here to register for Pratt’s Great Family Campout 

Under the Harvest Moon

Saturday, September 21st @ 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and raffles as well as live and silent auctions.

Once a year, on a night in September, we gather under a tent in the meadow. We eat, we laugh and together we celebrate all things Pratt. This is the night.

$60 per person, seats are limited. Call for reservations 860-355-3137