Part of the Genesee Country Village and Museum, the Nature Center grounds encompass hundreds of acres of woodlands, meadows, old fields and fascinating geologic formations. Join one of our museum naturalists for a guided nature walk or activity. All programs start at the Nature Center. Walks will last 45-60 minutes and will be approximately 1 mile in length, unless otherwise noted. Free for members or $5 per person / non-member.
Winter Family Nature Experiences
All of the following tours are designed for children, but are fun for all ages.
If it is too cold to be outside, don't just stay home! We will have indoor nature activities and hot chocolate available!
Why stay cooped up at home when you and your family could be at the Nature Center?
"The Mitten" by Jan Brett StoryWalk™
On this winter StoryWalk™ you and your family will explore the trails of the GCV&M Nature Center while reading the classic storybook "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. Independent tours will be available February - March on Saturday and Sunday, after checking in at the Nature Center. If you would like an extra special StoryWalk™, join our naturalist for a guided version Sundays at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Mammals in March
Sunday, March 5 and 12
Humans deal with winter differently than other mammals do. Join one of our naturalists for a guided nature walk and learn about the many ways local mammals survive the long winter. Bundle up and look for signs of life on the trail, like tracks and scat. Then, warm up inside and explore our collection of animal furs and tracks. This hands on experience is fun for all ages! Check in at the Nature Center at 1:00 p.m.
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Spring Family Nature Experiences
Check back soon to find out about our Spring Family Nature Experiences.
Explore the Nature Center on a hike, have a picnic by the pond, look for salamanders, or join in a game of Thicket!
No matter which experiences you choose, your family will learn something new and have fun doing it!
Except for special events,
GCVM is now CLOSED
for the season and will
re-open May 13, 2017.