Shakespeare in the Pines: The Winter's Tale

Shakespeare in the Pines

June 14-15 and 21-22

Reception 6:00 pm. Performance 7:00 pm. $60.00
Includes catered appetizers by El Gato Azul, local beer, wine, coffee and dessert.

Click here to go directly to Eventbrite to buy tickets.

Language, Culture, & Climate

Insights to the Outdoors

Tuesday, June 25 – 9 AM to 12 PM

Explore how indigenous peoples are using their language and culture to prepare for a changing climate.


Family Festival

Saturday, August 17 – 9 AM to 12 PM

Party down with all things creepy and crawly at this Highlands Center favorite!

Sing! Sing! Sing!

Sing! Sing! Sing!

The songs of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan and more

Sunday, August 4, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Performances by:  McDougal Street West, Tom and Christa Agostino, Brad Newman, Ron Skelton, The Robertson Sisters and friends. With sing-a-longs, a special presentation about Pete Seeger and the Hudson River project and a Folk Sessions Radio rummage sale. 

Tickets: $20 non-members, $12 members

Click here to go directly to Eventbrite to buy tickets.

Discovery Stations & Naturalist Walks

Weekend Programs

Saturdays: April through October

Check out our free educational programs that are designed for the whole family!

Colored Pencil Drawing Series

Art in the Outdoors

Monday, Wednesday, Friday  ~  August 5 -16

Learn illustrative techniques to highlight the natural wonders of this tumultuous season.

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.

Events and Calendar

Adult Classes and Programs

Kid & Family Programs

The James Family Discovery Gardens

Highlands Center Hiking Trails

Weddings and Rentals

Memberships and Renewals

Volunteer Opportunities

Raven Ramblings

Raven Ramblings

A CLOSE encounter with a low-flying raven is an incredible privilege. Hearing the ‘WHOOSH’ of its powerful wings, the distinct cawing broadcasted from tree tops, and the quiet chirping of the raven on its nest certainly leaves one in awe of these large,...

read more
Manzanita Musings

Manzanita Musings

THE SNOWS OF WINTER melt away into warmer but windier days and we find that spring is now upon us and plants are re-emerging from their winter dormancy. Trees burst into flower, scattering pollen like crazy in the strong April winds, and shrubs produce new...

read more

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

Official Internet provider of the Highlands Center for Natural History