No matter what your age or what you are studying, we are ready to connect you to nature!
A few fan favorites are:
Amazing Animals: This program highlights an animal from each of our five popular animal groups: a mammal, a bird, a reptile, an amphibian, and an arthropod.
Breaking Out of Their Shells: Of course our owls and hawks were hatched from eggs, but students will learn that salamanders, turtles, snakes and insects also emerge from shells.
Birds of Prey, Big and Small: Check out some of our bird residents! Program includes Sophie the Great-horned Owl, Ollie the Barred Owl and Hank the Red-tailed Hawk. Get up close and personal with these high-flying species and learn what makes birds special in the world of animals.
We offer a wide variety of programs and are always incorporating new materials. If you don't see a standard program that works for you, please contact us to discuss a more specialized program. Programs for School and Community Groups
While most programs are designed for elementary school students, they can be adapted and refined for an older audience, so please call us if you see something you like for a different age group.
Questions about group size, where to eat lunch, and our weather policy, etc.? Check out this Field Trip Guidelines to answer most questions.
Please have alternate dates and times available when you call to book a program. Programs usually require 1.5 hours at Tanglewood (this generally includes a live animal presentation, a museum tour and a guided hike), or 40-50 minute live animal presentation at your location. If you wish to cancel, please call by 9 a.m. on the scheduled day - please note that without 24 hours' notice you will be charged for the program. Tanglewood does not cancel due to inclement weather, so please be sure all participants are dressed properly to explore our site for around 30 minutes in the rain/snow/heat. Appropriate clothing consists of sturdy boots or close-toed shoes, warm clothing, and rain gear if necessary - clothes that can get dirty! Upon arrival, proceed to the Nature Center Building.