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!

Exhibition: The Goddard Connection


  • August 31, 2019 - December 22, 2019
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A Tribute to the Father of Modern Rocketry.¬† On the 50th¬†anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the Conservancy celebrates Dr. Robert Goddard, whose invention of the liquid-fuel rocket in 1926, underwritten by the Daniel Guggenheim Fund for the Promotion of Aeronautics, propelled the United States space program for decades to follow. (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…)

Family Yoga


  • September 22, 2019
    10:00 am - 10:45 am

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

Guided Nature Walks


  • Enhance your Eco-Literacy: Beware of Invaders
    October 13, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Life Beneath the Leaves: Adventures in Observation
    November 10, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Wildlife Prepares for Winter
    December 8, 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…)