Prescott Plein Air Art Festival

The Highlands Center for Natural History (HCNH) and the City of Prescott are pleased to present the Prescott Plein Air Art Festival, October 1 through October 4, 2020. Plein Air artists paint outdoors, capturing the spirit and essence of a landscape by incorporating natural light, color, and movement into their art.

Sense of Place Workshop

Reinvigorate your Sense of Place in the Highlands of Arizona with this three-part workshop. Now, more than ever, we are craving connection – with each other and with the natural world. 

Fall Break Camp

Campers will hike trails, explore forests, examine critters, make friends, and record their memories through writing and crafts. 

Wonder – Explore – Discover

The Highlands Center, a Prescott nature center, is a hub for lifelong learning, designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature.

For updates regarding the Highlands Center’s response to Covid-19 including cancellations and site visitation click here.

Fresh Air Moments: Ants at Play

Fresh Air Moments: Ants at Play

Ants are amazing, and such hard workers. Join Erin to learn more about ants and reward them for their jobs. This is a fun activity for the whole family!  

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Getting to Know Gophers

Getting to Know Gophers

Nobody likes gophers, right?  We do everything we can to get rid of them, even KILL (gasp!).  But wait a minute.  Every plant and animal has its proper place and its proper purpose, so maybe we need to learn the proper place and purpose of the gopher.  Not sure what a...

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The Highlands Center for Natural History

Prescott Nature Center

In our classroom without walls you will discover Ponderosa Pine covered mountains, deeply shaded riparian habitats, chaparral and woodland, remarkable geologic formations, and amazing vistas, in addition to all manner of forest inhabitants. With educational programming, hiking trails, and a botanic garden, our Prescott nature center has activities for all ages. 1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, AZ 86303 Get Directions > 

Highlands Center building, providing outdoor education activities

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