Events at The Highlands Center

From Wander the Wild to Shakespeare in the Pines, The Highlands Center offers special events that combine excellence in the arts with the beauty of Nature. Below you will find some information about our signature events. You may also browse through our calendar for a full list of upcoming events.

Winterscapes Colored Pencil Drawing Series

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, January 8-19
9am to 12pm

This winter, join Diane Iverson as she leads students through techniques of capturing the drama of the Arizona Highlands winter landscapes. The class will work from photos of inspirational local landscapes, as well as some more intimate details of nature.
All levels are welcome!


Community Nature Study Series

Tuesdays and Thursdays, January 23 – February 22
9am to 12pm

Join expert naturalists, researchers, and conservation leaders from across Arizona in this improved and expanded annual series celebrating study of the natural world! Topics and presenters are carefully selected and classes are designed to be  interactive.
5% Early Bird Special on registrations before January 10!

5th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines


Shakespeare in the Pines is an annual fundraising event that benefits the Highlands Center for Natural History’s science-based youth and adult programs throughout the year.

Laark Productions presents William Shakespeare’s gender-bending farce Twelfth Night or What You Will. Two additional evenings allow even more opportunities to join in the fun.

Presenting Sponsor ~ Lamb Cadillac

Annual Hiking Spree

This community wide event takes place each fall and can be completed at participant’s own pace. People from all over the state come to Prescott to hike 8 out of 12 trails within the Prescott National Forest and the City of Prescott between September and December. A collector’s medallion and hiking sticks are available for purchase when completed brochures are returned to the Highlands Center. Medallions are newly designed each year to reflect some special aspect of Arizona’s natural history and have become collector’s items.

Events Calendar

To view a full list of upcoming events here at The Highlands Center, visit our calendar!

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