Calendar

Celestial Weekend March 4 & 5


  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 4, 2017
    4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 4, 2017
    5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 4, 2017
    6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 4, 2017
    7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 5, 2017
    10:00 am - 10:30 am
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 5, 2017
    11:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 5, 2017
    12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
  • Starlab Planetarium
    March 5, 2017
    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Explore the universe in a fascinating digital display inside the inflatable Starlab Planetarium in Castle Gould. Discover the planets and moons that comprise our solar system, and watch for comets, asteroids, and meteor showers! Choose one 30-minute session during our Celestial Weekend. On Saturday, March 4, after sunset, stay on for real outdoor stargazing at (more…)

Winter Choral Concert


  • Winter Choral Concert
    March 5, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

An interfaith concert showcasing five choirs from The Community Synagogue, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, and the United Methodist Church. Admission Members: free Non-Members: $10 per car (more…)

Seasonal Family Yoga


  • Spring Family Yoga
    March 19, 2017
    10:00 am - 10:45 am
  • Summer Solstice Celebration
    June 21, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Fall Family Yoga
    September 16, 2017
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. Yoga practice aligns naturally with children’s imaginations as they create the shapes of animals and plants using their bodies. They stretch, bend, reach, and balance to become trees, turtles, and more. Bring a mat for each person, and wear comfortable clothing. Preregistration is requested: email (more…)

Lark Quartet


  • Lark Quartet
    April 1, 2017
    8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“The Larks” have performed in such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, London’s Wigmore Hall, L’Opéra de la Bastille in Paris, among many others, and they have appeared in numerous international festivals including Mostly Mozart and Wolftrap. With a distinctively passionate sound, they offer audiences new insights into the art of chamber music through programs (more…)

Spring Back!


  • Spring Back!
    April 8, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Preserve is a beautiful place to discover the lifecycles of springtime, when seeds and bulbs tucked into the earth awaken and sprout, and migrating wildlife return to their warm weather home here. Activities include a guided nature walk with magnifying glasses to find signs of spring; indoor discovery stations, craft projects, and a planting (more…)

Evening Bat Walk


  • Evening Bat Walk
    April 22, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

ADULT NATURE PROGRAM I Bats are misunderstood! Join Biologist & Ranger Eric Powers as he de-mystifies the species with a close up look at our local bats here on the Preserve. Though bats are a natural predator of disease-carrying mosquitoes, there is fear surrounding these beneficial flying mammals. Weather permitting, we’ll take an early evening walk on (more…)

Spring Celebration


  • Spring Celebration
    May 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Every season brings beautiful changes to the Preserve’s landscape, and, in springtime, we celebrate the return of longer days, warmer temperatures – and budding trees, shrubs, and perennial plants. While these blooms occur naturally, we have much work to do to plant colorful annuals, fresh herbs, and plants to attract butterflies. At the Spring Celebration, visitors (more…)

Sports Scientist


  • Sports Scientist
    June 3, 2017
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Exercise is good for us, but what exactly is going on inside our bodies and our brains when we run, jump, and balance? In age appropriate activities, children 4 – 10 become sports scientists as they discover the science of the body in motion. Activities include a brief talk by Education Manager Tracy Strianese, followed (more…)

Gems, Minerals & Fossils


  • Gems, Minerals & Fossils
    June 11, 2017
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volcanos, diamonds, marble, and fossils… discover how these are all parts of our fascinating geologic cycle in a hands-on program with Ranger Eric Powers. He’s bringing his extraordinary rock collection and invites you to bring your own specimen to investigate together. After the presentation, we will head to the beach to explore and identify some (more…)

Summer Solstice Celebration


  • Summer Solstice Celebration
    June 21, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Spend the longest day of the year outdoors on the beautiful grounds of the Sands Point Preserve. (We’ll step inside one of our mansions, if it rains.) A special Family Yoga session will be held at 6:30 – 7:15 pm, and you can paint the sunset. “BYO” picnic dinner and stay until the sun sets at (more…)