Youth Programs

Little Explorers

Ages 3-5, max 5 kids, 5 adults. Only registered individuals may attend this program, no unregistered siblings will be allowed to attend. (Babies in carriers or strollers are okay).  $8 per child

Tues & Thurs: 10am-11am, 1pm-2pm

Sept 22, 24: Insect Safari
Discover what makes an insect different than other bugs. We’ll take a six-legged adventure to get a closer look at these incredible creatures.

Sept 29, Oct 1: Totally Turtles
Come out of your shell and learn all about these cold-blooded animals. Experience an interaction with some of our scaly friends that call Lake Katherine home.

Oct 6, 8: Itsy Bitsy Spider
Get your spidey senses going learning about spiders. Don’t get caught mistaking a spider for an insect. Take a hike to find some of these eight-legged friends and their webs.  

Oct 13, 15: Whoo is it?
Have a “hootin” good time learning all about owls, owl calls and their feathers. Look up close at an owl pellet and discover what kinds of things owls eat.

Oct 20, 22: Bat-tastic
Go batty discovering fun facts about bats and play a batty game too. Take a hike looking for where these creatures could rest.

Oct 27, 29: Pumpkin Party
Get into the spooky spirit with this fun pumpkin program. Take a close look at the inside of pumpkins, their seeds and their leaves. Enjoy decorating a pumpkin to take home. *Kids are encouraged to wear costumes!


Fall Family & Friends

Ages K-5, max of 10 kids, 3 parents. $9 per child.

Mon, Wed, Fri: 10am-11am & 1pm-2pm. Wednesday has additional time 4pm-5pm

Sept 14, 16, 18: Who’s caught in the web?
Don’t get caught mistaking a spider for an insect! Learn the difference between insects and spiders. Keep an eye out, or eight, to look for our eight-legged friends.

Sept 21, 23, 25: Wetland Wonders
Take a hike on the shores of Lake Katherine using water nets to collect specimens. We will examine the specimens using magnifying glasses and a dissecting scope

Oct 5, 7, 9: Fishing Fever
Drop in and drop a line in this Tom Sawyer style fishing program. Learn about fish and the different species that call Lake Katherine home.  

Oct 12, 14, 16: Hoot, Hoot, Hooray*ages 6-11
Have a “hootin” good time learning all about owls, owl calls and their feathers. Dissect an owl pellet and discover what kinds of things owls eat.

Oct 19, 21, 23: Wiggly Worms
Dig in to the exciting life of worms! Take a closer look at our wiggly friends and discover what makes them so important to the soils.

Oct 26, 28, 30: Pumpkin Party
Get into the spooky spirit with this fun pumpkin program. Take a close look at the inside of pumpkins, their seeds and their leaves. Enjoy decorating a pumpkin to take home. Kids are encouraged to wear costumes!