Family Nature Programs

The Sands Point Preserve Conservancy offers nature education programs and seasonal celebrations for families throughout the year. Children of all ages are welcome.

Our unique programs include STEM and STEAM curriculum-based activities, so children are discovering facts and concepts that relate directly to their studies in school while having fun at the Preserve.

Programs take place inside the historic mansions and the Phil Dejana Learning Center & Outdoor Classroom; weather permitting, we also venture out to the Great Lawn, gardens, woods, beach and pond for hands-on learning experiences. Please check the location for specific programs at the Gatehouse when you arrive. Adult supervision is required for all family programs.

Most programs are discounted with a 12-month membership. Join online!

Woodland Playground Opening


  • May 27, 2019
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for the grand opening of the new Woodland Playground on Monday, May 27 at 2 – 6 pm! The ribbon cutting ceremony take place at 2 pm, followed by an afternoon of exciting fun and adventure! (more…)

Guided Nature Walks


  • A Search for Spring
    May 27, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wisdom & Folklore in Native and Exotic Plants
    June 9, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Geological Exploration Through Time
    July 14, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Life Between the Tides
    August 11, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for this monthly series of themed walks as we explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment. (more…)

Father’s Day Bee Box Building


  • June 16, 2019
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Discover the vital role that bees play in our environment – then build your own Bee Block to encourage these helpful insects to make a home on your property. (more…)

Summer Solstice Celebration


  • June 20, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

BYO picnic dinner and stay until the sun sets! 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.) We’ll have guided walks into the woods, along the pond and shoreline; nature-based art projects; a special Family Yoga (more…)

Family Yoga


  • June 20, 2019
    7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
  • September 22, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

Experience the wonderful benefits of yoga with family and friends. (more…)

Village Day Fall Festival


  • September 8, 2019
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrated the autumn season with outdoor activities for children of all ages, including a petting zoo; hayrides around the Great Lawn; pony rides overlooking the Long Island Sound; pumpkin painting for budding artists; a Green Grocer market featuring award-winning artisanal cheeses and farm picked vegetables. Refreshments will be available for purchase. (more…)

International Coastal Cleanup


  • September 21, 2019
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Help collect debris on the Preserve’s beautiful beach and be a part of the international initiative to clean up beaches and waterways around the globe. (more…)