Family Fun Events

Outdoor Learning Activities

The Highlands Center for Natural History offers a wide range of outdoor learning activities and educational programs for people of all ages. From Naturalist Field walks to learning with our children in the outdoors, our programs have something for all outdoor enthusiasts.

Star Talks with John Mangimeli


Highlands Center Naturalist and night sky enthusiast, John Mangimeli, takes you on a journey through the stars in this special new series about stars, planets, and much more. All ages welcome!

Where: Acker Park (421 S Virginia St)

When: Check back in the spring for new dates!

Halloween Happening

In this annual nature-themed Halloween celebration, families are invited to explore the natural wonder of the Highlands Center at night in a safe and exciting environment.

  • Have your face-painted!
  • Dissect Owl Pellets!
  • Roast marshmallows by the campfire!
  • Go on a scavenger hunt!
  • Meet live animals from the Heritage Park Zoo!

When: Check back in the fall for more details!

Where: Highlands Center for Natural History (1375 Walker Rd)

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