Family Programs

Family fun awaits at Ijams! From regularly scheduled programs to season offerings, there's something for all ages. Visit the Calendar of Events page to see what's happening each week!

NATURE NUGGETS

Third Thursday of every month

Children ages 2-4 and their caregivers can join Ijams on the third Thursday each month from 10-11 am to dip-net in ponds, hike the trails, and discover natural treasures. You'll practice exploring nature with confidence and have lots of fun!​

FALL OWL PROWLS

Oct. 29 and Oct. 30

As the days grow shorter, you don't need to stay up late to find nocturnal animals. Join an Ijams naturalist and head out on the trails to search for screech owls, barred owls and great horned owls! You'll learn about these creatures and their habits, as well as how to call for them! 

These programs are geared toward adults and families with children ages 10+.)

CREATURES OF THE NIGHT HIKES

Oct. 29 and Oct. 30

The night hides amazing wildlife! You'll pretend to be all kinds animals and insects as you use your senses to guide your way through the world of nocturnal creatures!

These programs are geared toward families with children ages 6-12.

A HAUNTING HISTORY OF IJAMS HIKE

Oct. 30

Ijams is more than beautiful trails, boats and box turtles! Peel back a layer or two and you'll find a history that is, at times, mysterious and sinister. what lies at the bottom of Mead's Quarry lake? What tales are hidden in Stanton Cemetery? What new stories will be written on your hike? Join Ijams for a spooky (and not too scary) walk.

This program is geared toward adults and families with children ages 10+.

IJAMS POP-UP PROGRAMS

Ijams pop-up programs are on select Fridays and Saturdays from 10 am-3 pm. These programs offer live animal encounters and a variety of guided nature experiences, such as guided hikes, insect safaris, history hikes, pond explorations, and introductions to bird watching. Visit the Ijams Calendar of Events page to learn when and where you'll find a pop-up!

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