Dedicated to the study, interpretation and conservation of our natural resources.
The Weinberg Nature Center staff offers a diversity of public programing for children and families of all ages and prefrences. These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Weinberg Nature Center and made possible by the Village of Scarsdale Parks, Recreation & Conservation Department.
Our programs change throughout the seasons. However, offered year round are the Holiday and Vacation Clubs (held when Scarsdale Public Schools are closed). On select weekends we have Nature Adventures and have large festivals (dependent on the season). These events are meant for the whole family to enjoy. You can also schedule a birthday party, scout program, school program, or any other type of private event between the months of September and June. For more information on these programs, please go to our Programs & Events, Birthday Parties, or Private Programs page. For a general description of our programs throughout the year, please scroll down!
Weekly Children's Nature Classes
Weinberg Nature Center runs programs for younger children on a weekly basis. These programs meet once a week and discuss different topics for each meeting.
This class introduces wee ones to the natural world via different different topics each week with crafts, games, stories, walks, and playdates with the animals.
For: Children ages 2-4 with a caregiver.
When: Wednesdays 10-11am
Fee: $120 per eight week session
Fall, Winter, and Spring sessions
Fall session 2015: 9/30, 10/7,14,21,28, 11/4,11,18
MLK DAY January 18- Winter theme 10:30-2:30 Bring lunch and dress for outdoor fun!
WINTER BREAK "WINER DECTECTIVES" VACATION CLUB
week of Feb. 15th thru19th
a different theme every day
HOLIDAY CLUB MARCH 24TH THURSDAY- SPRING THEME
SPRING BREAK "SPRING DECTECTIVES"
WEEK OF APRIL 25 THRU THURSDAY, 4/28 (MONDAY -THURS) SPRING THEME
Make new friends at Weinberg Nature Center's Kinder-Bugs program. Each week we will learn about a different habatat of the world. We will meet and play with some animals there such as turtles, lizards, a chinchilla, a hedgehog, and more.
For: Boys and Girls in Kindergarten
When: Wednesdays and Fridays 1:00pm-2:30pm
Dates: September TBA
Fee: $130 for series
"Earth Week Celebration" 2016
We have so many fun activities in mind that we needed a whole week to celebrate Earth Day! Daily themes will engage and inspire your child. They will learn all about the environment through activities, crafts, and snacks!
For: Boys and Girls, Pre-K - 5th Grade
Fee: $30 per day, $150 for the week
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm for pre-school aged children; 3:30pm-5:30pm for K-5th Grade
" Spring Ecofest" 2016
Join us for our annual, big-time fun and active outdoor festival! Admission includes live animal shows, crafts, games, face painting, scavenger hunt, live music and much, much more!
Date: May TBA
Fee: $8/person, children under 2 free
(lunch fare not included under enterance fee)
"June Bugz" 2016
Activities will include crafts, stories, mini hikes, eco dramas, and other nature inspired activities.
For: Boys and Girls ages 3.5-6 (must be potty trained)
Fee: $40 per day; $195 for the week
Summer Programs 2016
"August Nature Camp"
Now for two weeks in August! Join us for an adventure where we will explore a new topic every day. Activities include nature hikes, live animals, experiments, games, and more!
For Girls and Boys ages 4.5-10
Fee: $360 for one week or $675 for two weeks
Dates: Monday, August TBA
and Monday, August TBA
Fall Programs 2016
"Nature Tots"(See Above)
"Kinder-Bugs" (See Above)
"Bat & Owl Prowl"
This annual evening event includes a Kiddie Costume Contest where everyone wins, "Creatures of the Night" animal presentation with Kristen from Jungle Jamboree, a "Star-Gazing for Kids" night hike into the woods (bring flashlights), free snacks and more! Great for the whole family!
Fee: $8 per person (children under 2 free)
"Fall Festival" 2016
Join us for a fun filled afternoon of autumn activities. Admission includes apple cider making, haystack dive, nature walks, animal shows, crafts, face painting, music & more!
Date: Sunday, October TBA
Fee: $8 per person (children under 2 free)
Holiday Clubs and Vacation Clubs
School's Out! Weinberg is open! Each day kids will explore new topics through crafts, games, outdoor walks and meeting Weinberg's animals. Dress for the weather!
For: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
Fee: $55 per day *see above
VACATION CLUBS: Different theme each day Fee:$55/day or $225/week ($25 savings) Times 10:30-2:30