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!

Autumn Fest 2022


  • Autumn Fest
    October 2, 2022
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the Autumn season with outdoor activities for children of all ages! All activities are free with park admission, including: Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Giant Bubbles Rides on the Sands Point Preserve Express Train Live Raptor Presentation Live Bluegrass Music with Eastbound Freight Family Games & Scavenger Hunt Bee Workshops in our Apiary Historical Photo  (Event Information)

Owl Prowl: 2 Sessions for Adults & Families


  • Adult Owl Prowl
    November 4, 2022
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Family Owl Prowl
    November 5, 2022
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A magical opportunity to hear the Preserve‚Äôs native owls calling in the woods at night! This year, Biologist and Ranger Eric Powers will lead two sessions: Adults Only: Friday, November 4 at 7:30 – 8:30 pm Families: Saturday, November 5 at 7 – 8 pm Both programs begin with a brief presentation to learn how  (Event Information)

Guided Nature Walks


  • November 12, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • December 10, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us for this 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.  (Event Information)