Grow Native! Plant Sale

Order native plants online from July 24th – September 1st to take home September 11th-13th. Proceeds support educational programming.

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

Wander the Wild

Support the Highlands Center for Natural History’s youth educational programs by participating in this year’s Wander the Wild online auction.

Arthropalooza Week

Arthropalooza, a Highlands Center favorite, has crawled its way onto the world wide web. From August 15th to the 22nd we will be posting arthropod related videos and activities for the whole family.

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!  

read more
Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
GO TO: https://www.32auctions.com/WTW2020 
to view items TODAY!

GO TO: www.32auctions.com/WTW2020
to view items TODAY!
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

We love that the Highlands Center For staff have put together all sorts of fun and educational programs specifically for our event! Check out the link today!

One item we have not yet posted on the website is a framed and matted photo by Nancy Maurer of the eagle shown on the invite! Amazing detail of an eagle just before diving to the lake level to grab a fish! Stay tuned!

Shakespeare’s tale of Falstaff in love...in the old West!
Sunday, August 30, 3:00pm
An afternoon of Theater and a Picnic in the Gardens
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shakespeare-in-the-pines-the-merry-wives-of-winslow-tickets-85530894207

Shakespeare’s tale of Falstaff in love...in the old West!
Sunday, August 30, 3:00pm
An afternoon of Theater and a "Picnic in the Gardens"
www.eventbrite.com/e/shakespeare-in-the-pines-the-merry-wives-of-winslow-tickets-85530894207
... See MoreSee Less

Comment on Facebook

LISTEN TO A CONVERSATION WITH CAST MEMBER BRAD NEWMAN. soundcloud.com/highlandscenter/bradnewmansitp

Looking forward to this event!

The Highlands Center patio is alive with blossoms, hummingbirds, and bumble bees! As you head to the trails behind the Center for a hike, be sure to pause for a moment on our patio to enjoy the native and regional plants there. They are really showing off! Also keep an eye out for the lovely female tarantulas that are moving about this month.

The Highlands Center patio is alive with blossoms, hummingbirds, and bumble bees! As you head to the trails behind the Center for a hike, be sure to pause for a moment on our patio to enjoy the native and regional plants there. They are really showing off! Also keep an eye out for the lovely female tarantulas that are moving about this month. ... See MoreSee Less

Load more
Snake!

Snake!

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...

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