Winterscapes Colored Pencil Classes

Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays, January 8 – 19

Come draw at the Highlands Center! Join local artist Diane Iverson for this popular drawing series!

Community Nature Study Series

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 23 – February 22

Join naturalists, researchers, and conservation leaders  in this expanded annual series celebrating study of the natural world! 

Shakespeare in the Pines

June 15-16 and June 22-23

Twelfth Night or What You Will
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Wonder – Explore – Discover

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

Programs

The Highlands Center for Natural History offers a wide variety of educational programs for all ages including youth nature camps, school field trips, community programs, and natural history classes for beginning and expert nature study.

Events

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.

The James Family Discovery Gardens

The James Family Discovery Gardens celebrates the beauty and richness of Prescott and the Central Arizona Highlands. Visitors can explore demonstration gardens, interactive learning stations, a forest play area, and guided walks.

Memberships

Our memberships are affordable and offer families and individuals the opportunity to make a contribution to something that will last generations and benefit their entire community.

Trails

Our 3-mile nature trail system is a gateway to Lynx Creek and other Prescott National Forest trails and is open to the public year round. There is no fee to walk the trails, but donations are welcome.

The Highlands Center for Natural History

1375 S. Walker Road, Prescott, AZ 86303
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Formed in 1996, the Highlands Center for Natural History is a science-based non-profit organization developed to foster an appreciation for and knowledge of the natural wonders of the Central Highlands of Arizona. Operating on an 80-acre campus near Lynx Lake through a Special Use Permit with Prescott National Forest, the Highlands Center is a hub for lifelong learning, designed to invite discovery of the wonders of nature through on and offsite programs reaching over 15,000 children and adults a year and supported by contributions from individuals, corporations, foundations and community partners.

Outdoor Education Activities

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.

Highlands Center building, providing outdoor education activities

Nature News

Fall Butterfly Fuel

Where do butterflies find fuel to support them in their migrations or to over-winter in place? Late season flowering plants rich in nectar…

Fall Leaves are Full of Color

As the days get shorter and cooler, the nights become longer, and deciduous trees and shrubs put on an autumn show with leaves….

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