Matching Donation Opportunity

By making a donation before July 30, 2020 you can help the Highlands Center for Natural History secure $25,000 in matching funds during these difficult times. Watch the video or read the letter from our executive director, Dave Irvine, by clicking the link below.

Mountain Music Festival

Presented by The Folk Sessions and The Highlands Center for Natural History

Some of AZ’s finest folk and Americana musicians, including Eric Ramsey, Linda Bilque, Nancy Elliott, Corn Smut and Tom and Christa Agostino perform an afternoon concert in the beautiful Highlands Center’s Outdoor Amphitheater.  Tickets $25, members SAVE $5.00.

Sunday, August 9 at 2:00 PM The Highlands Center 

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Shakespeare in the Pines

The Merry Wives of Winslow

They’ve loaded up the wagons and moved to August! 

The Highlands Center for Natural History and Laark Productions, in partnership with El Gato Azul, present the 7th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines: The Merry Wives of Winslow. Experience Shakespeare at the Highlands Center’s beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Proceeds support nature-based educational programs for children.

Highlands Center for Natural History members check your Visions Newsletter for your code for early access. Non-Member tickets go on sale starting May 7th. Members $50, Non-Members $60

Spring Spectacular Challenge

Sponsored by Findlay Toyota

Get outside and search for these 15 signs of Spring and Summer for a chance to win a Bluebird Nesting Box.

Fresh Air Moments

The Highlands Center For Natural History is committed to staying connected with you and the natural world, at our site or in your home. Check out place-based nature and science-related posts and activities on Facebook and below!

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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For today's fresh air moment we revisit the microbial communities living in and around water. About a month ago we created a Winogradsky Column using the sediment and water from the Watson Woods Riparian area. Check out this video to see how it has progressed. Why is it "exploding" when the cap is loosened? What could the colors be indicating? ... See MoreSee Less

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Snakes are one of nature’s most misunderstood creatures.  Over the centuries they have been alternately revered and feared by many cultures.  Much of this fear is unreasoned and misplaced. It often comes from a place of misinformation. Here in Arizona, we are likely...

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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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