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!


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!​

January 12 at 5 pm

Owls are some of the most mysterious creatures around. We are surrounded by them and may never know they are there. Open up your world to these amazing raptors by learning their habits, habitats, and calls. You'll be saying, “Who cooks for you. Who cooks for you, allllllll,” and, hopefully, hearing it back in return. This free virtual talk is great for all ages. Register to receive login information.

February 16 at 5 pm

It may still be winter on the calendar, but plants and animals are beginning to stir. Find out who’s already nesting, what amphibians are already migrating to breeding habitats, and what flowers to seek out during this dark and dreary part of the year. You’ll soon learn that there’s a lot of hustle going on out there. This free virtual talk is great for all ages. Register to receive login information.


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!