Fun for All

These are programs kids and their families can enjoy as well as people of all ages! Unless noted otherwise, all programs are free but donations are appreciated.

Gibson Woods Area

bird feeder visitors

Friday, November 1 from 1:30-2:30 PM

Gibson Woods

Many species of birds stick around for our cold Northwest Indiana winters. Learn some of the common birds and make a recycled feeder to take home. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188.

tree decorating naturally 

Saturday, December 7 from 1-3 PM

Gibson Woods

Join us for a winter as we get our holiday tree decorated with natural ornaments. There will be a variety of craft and nature items for ornaments. Make one for nature center tree and then make one to take home. You can bring natural materials to share, too.  Pre-registration recommended, please call 219-844-3188.


bird feeding fun

Thursday, January 2, 2020 from 10-11:15 AM

Gibson Woods

Many species of birds stick around for our cold Northwest Indiana winters. We will learn about some of them, take a short outdoor walk to see who’s around and then make some treats for them to enjoy at the feeder station (and one for your to take home too).  Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188. 

Wild About turtles

Friday, January 3 2020  from 10-11 AM

Gibson Woods

Turtles are terrific! Discover some of their cool traits and maybe even see some up-close! Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188. 

Grumpy Groundhogs?

Sunday, February 2 from 2-3 PM

Are groundhogs grumpy when they have to leave their warm digs to check on their shadow? Learn about these unusual animals and just how Groundhog Day came about. Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188.

Hooray for Leap Day!

Saturday, February 29, 2020 11 AM -2 PM for day activities, evening hike from 5:30-6:30 PM

This day only comes around every 4 years, so why not celebrate? Stop by to learn about Leap Day and some other of nature’s leapers. And stop by in the evening for a hike as we close out this special day.