AUGUST WEEKEND PROGRAMS All programs are per person and include admission to indoor exhibits and Animal Museum. Space is limited; pre-payment required for some events. Admittance closes 15 minutes after the start of the program.
SAT, AUG 11, 2pm – BOLD, BEAUTIFUL, BREATHTAKING BUTTERFLIES – From chrysalis to butterfly, come learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to our world. Join a Nature Center naturalist amid the live butterflies in our flight house, for a tour through the life of a butterfly. Stay and make your own beautiful butterfly craft! Recommended for children 8 and younger. Members $5, Non-Members $8 ($25 for family)
SUN, AUG 26, 2:00pm – FLIGHTS OF FANCY – Butterflies seem to delight everyone. Come walk among the butterflies in our newly designed Butterfly Exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist, who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about these “flying flowers." FREE with Museum admission.
Through September 2
WALK AMONG LIVE BUTTERFLIES
Butterflies are at the Nature Center! When you step into our new structure, adjacent to ouor greenhouse, in addition to colorful and fragrant flowering plants, you are greeted by native butterflies. Flying freely among the greenery, you can see Monarchs, Painted Ladies and Swallowtails fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar. You may even observe them resting in a shady spot to cool off or see them sipping water from a puddle.
While enjoying the beauty of these delicate creatures, you have the opportunity to learn
about the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly. You can also discover the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies.
Exhibit appropriate for all ages. FREE with Museum admission.
Sponsored in part by Central Animal Hospital, Creative Habitat Corp, Geraldine Stutz Trust, Inc., ShopRite, Sprain Brook Nursery, Westchester Greenhouses, WFAS Radio, Whole Foods Market (White Plains and Yonkers), Greenburgh Parks & Recreation, Town of Greenburgh, and Westchester County Parks.
The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, a pond, gardens, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary. Our indoor exhibits include a live animal museum with over 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, and a gift shop.
The mission of the Greenburgh Nature Center is to offer inspiring, hands-on environmental education experiences, to foster an appreciation of nature, and to promote sustainable practices.
The Nature Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY. Parking is free, and handicapped parking is available. The Nature Center’s grounds are open daily dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Center’s indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and a few holidays, 9:30AM - 4:30PM on weekdays and 10AM - 4:30PM on weekends. For more information, visit our website at www.greenburghnaturecenter.org or call 914-723-3470.