Grow Native Plant Sale

Our annual Grow Native Plant Sale is an event that celebrates the native Arizona landscape. This year’s sale has moved ONLINE!

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.

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

Highlands Nature Camp


Enroll your child in a week of outdoor fun and education. Offered during Spring Break, Summer Break, and Fall Break. In efforts to keep participants, their families and our staff safe, these camps are subject to change.

Wellness Wednesdays

Forest Bathing

Wednedays April 22nd, 29th, May 6th and 13th from 2 pm to 3:30 pm

Overcome feelings of isolation and come alive with spring in this 1.5 hour Virtual Forest Bathing/Nature Immersion Experience! A certified Forest Therapy Guide, will be guiding from the Ponderosa Pine Forests of Prescott or the Red Rock Canyons of Sedona, Arizona. 

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: Attracting Local Wildlife

Fresh Air Moments: Attracting Local Wildlife

  Attracting local wildlife can be as simple as planting native plants in your own yard. Take Blue Grama, a perennial bunchgrass. It may not have the large flashy flowers like Sundrops or Penstemons, but it produces seeds that attract seed-eating birds such as...

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Bluebirds: A Conservation Story

Bluebirds: A Conservation Story

  The Bluebird Before you thought of spring,Except as a surmise,You see, God bless his suddenness,A fellow in the skiesOf independent hues,A little weather-wornInspiriting habilimentsOf indigo and brown.With specimens of song,As if for you to choose,Discretion in the...

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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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