Shakespeare in the Pines: Much Ado About Nothing

The Highlands Center for Natural History and Laark Productions present the 9th Annual Shakespeare in the Pines:
Much Ado About Nothing
1945 – The war is over. The battle of wits has just begun.
Friday and Saturday, June 17 & 18 and June 24 & 25

Geology, Grasses, and Fungi!

Interested in native grasses, fungi, and geologic features of the central Highlands? Learn from local educators and view examples in this summer’s community nature study series. These presentations are held in our classroom, trails, and gardens.

Summer Camp

Summer camp for 4-13 year-olds is filling up fast! Register now to secure your campers’ summer nature experience.

Celebrating 25 Years

This year, Highlands Center for Natural History is celebrating 25 years of helping children and adults discover the wonder of nature! Through science-based education and exploration of the Central Highlands of Ariona, we are engaging people of all ages to get in touch with the natural world Throughout 2022, we will celebrate our past by revisiting our roots and founders as well as sharing our vision of a bright future.

Guided Walk!

A Pebbles Journey: take a guided walk on easy trails to learn about the formation of stretch pebble rock conglomerate.

Saturday, July 9, 8:30-10:00 am

FREE, but RSVP requested


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.

Fresh Air Moment – Fall Volunteer Enrichment Class

This past fall, long time Volunteer of the Highlands Center, Tom Benson, offered his Life Enrichment course to all Highlands Center volunteers. At the end of the course, each person was asked to write a poem inspired by nature. While they were all very well written...

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No Respect- Turkey Vultures

No Respect- Turkey Vultures

Because all living organisms are interconnected, someone has to clean up messes: the shells of previously living organisms and their rotting soft parts that would otherwise be littering the environment.  Many animals do their bit to help out to a greater or lesser...

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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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