Early Childhood Programs

Explore nature with your preschooler! These engaging programs provide up close interactions with animals and time spent out on the trails.

Great Horned Owl at KNC

Animal Encounters

Animal Encounters meets every Wednesday, from 10:00-10:45. Families will meet a different live KNC animal ambassador every week, and will participate in games and activities to help them learn more about that animal and the week’s theme.

There are no additional fees for families to attend the Animal Encounters program.

See the Calendar for each week's featured animal!



Preschooler playing on a log

Preschool Explorers

Preschool Explorers can join in every Tuesday, from 10:00-10:45. This program is focused on getting children outside to explore while also helping them develop critical early childhood skills like math, literacy, fine motor skills, etc..
Geared toward children 5 years and under with an adult; come dressed to explore outdoors.  See the Calendar for each week's theme.
There are no additional fees to participate in Preschool Explorers.