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Prairie Park Nature Center

(785) 832-7980
2730 Harper St., Lawrence, KS 66046
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Wild Adventures for Preschoolers and Parents

Recurring weekly on Tuesday until December 17, 2019 Lawrence Map it

Drop in for stories, activities, and information about animals and the places in which they live. A different topic will... Learn more

Nature Story Time for Preschoolers

Recurring weekly on Thursday until December 12, 2019 Lawrence Map it

For children who enjoy both stories and animals, there will be morning story time for preschool age children every... Learn more

Geminid Meteor Shower Viewing

December 13, 2019 Lawrence Map it

Come join us for the greatest show seen from Earth. The Geminids is one of the best meteor showers of the year. Join us... Learn more

Saturday Morning Free Program

Recurring weekly on Saturday until December 28, 2019 Lawrence Map it

A 30-minute free program on nature topics will be presented each day. Programs may include a short video, slide show and... Learn more

Sunday Afternoon Free Program

Recurring weekly on Sunday until December 29, 2019 Lawrence Map it

A 30-minute free program on nature topics will be presented each day. Programs may include a short video, slide show and... Learn more

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21, 2019 Lawrence Map it

Bring the family out to celebrate the Winter Solstice as we learn about the Solstice, make Solstice ornaments, and burn a... Learn more

Nature Story Time for Preschoolers

Recurring weekly on Thursday until March 5, 2020 Lawrence Map it

For children who enjoy both stories and animals, there will be morning story time for preschool age children every... Learn more

Wild About Owls

January 3, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Love owls? This program features a live owl presentation, owl feather investigation, and owl pellet dissection followed by... Learn more

Saturday Morning Free Program

Recurring weekly on Saturday until May 30, 2020 Lawrence Map it

A 30-minute free program on nature topics will be presented each day. Programs may include a short video, slide show and... Learn more

Sunday Afternoon Free Program

Recurring weekly on Sunday until May 31, 2020 Lawrence Map it

A 30-minute free program on nature topics will be presented each day. Programs may include a short video, slide show and... Learn more

Wild Adventures for Preschoolers and Parents

Recurring weekly on Tuesday until March 3, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Drop in for stories, activities, and information about animals and the places in which they live. A different topic will... Learn more

Watching Winter Eagles

Dates vary between January 9, 2020 - January 16, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Take a winter afternoon field trip to observe wintering bald eagles along the Kaw River, at Clinton Lake and Perry Lake.... Learn more

Natural Symbols of Kansas

January 26, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Celebrate the anniversary of Kansas statehood with a program about the natural symbols of Kansas. The historical... Learn more

Nature Center Quiz Night

Dates vary between January 26, 2020 - March 29, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Put a team together and join us once a month this winter for Nature Center Quiz Night. Teams of 2 to 5 persons will... Learn more

Easy Nature Acrylic Painting

Dates vary between February 1, 2020 - February 29, 2020 Lawrence Map it

We will use acrylic paints as a medium to easy step by step nature painting. Using pictures and transfer paper, create... Learn more

Easy Nature Watercolor Painting

Dates vary between February 2, 2020 - February 16, 2020 Lawrence Map it

We will use watercolor paints as a medium to easy introductory nature painting. Using pictures and transfer paper, create... Learn more

Natures Creations for Adults

February 6, 2020 Lawrence Map it

We supply the materials, you supply the creativity. Choose between a decorative spring wreath or a quaintly painted bird... Learn more

Backyard Bird Count: Feeder Painting

February 8, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Join us the weekend before the Great Backyard Bird Count to paint your own bird feeder. Participants will paint their own... Learn more

Breakfast with the Animals

Dates vary between February 14, 2020 - March 27, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Spend your morning off of school having breakfast with your favorite animals at the nature center and then help feed the... Learn more

Grossology

February 14, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Ages: 7-12. If you think gross things are the coolest, this is the class for you! Join us for hands-on activities, games... Learn more

Nighttime at the Nature Center

February 14, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Ever wonder what happens after the nature center closes? Come enjoy a completely different sensory experience as the... Learn more

Minigardens

February 23, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Dreaming of fairies and dragons? Missing gardening? Put together a mini-garden of your favorite theme to take home with... Learn more

Outdoor Dutch Oven Cooking

March 15, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Savor old fashioned camp cooking using a Dutch oven. Dutch oven cooking is a favorite for campers who want to make their... Learn more

Nature Story Time for Preschoolers

Recurring weekly on Thursday until May 21, 2020 Lawrence Map it

For children who enjoy both stories and animals, there will be morning story time for preschool age children every... Learn more

Wild Adventures for Preschoolers and Parents

Recurring weekly on Tuesday until May 19, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Drop in for stories, activities, and information about animals and the places in which they live. A different topic will... Learn more

Back-country Backpacker Cooking

April 5, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Learn to plan and prepare tasty, lightweight, low cost meals for your next backpacking trip. No need to rely on expensive... Learn more

Beginning Birding

April 6, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Shake off the cabin fever with a tour of local birding hot spots from the Baker Wetlands to Clinton Lake. We will take a... Learn more

Sounds of Spring: The Call of Frogs and Toads

April 17, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Children under 15 must be accompanied by a registered adult. Take a hike with the author of Calls of Kansas Frogs and... Learn more

Gardening for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

April 26, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Attract these little flying jewels to your garden with just the right plants for caterpillars and adults. Make a butterfly... Learn more

Wildlife Moms

May 10, 2020 Lawrence Map it

Come join us for our Mother’s Day special program. Learn some of the secrets of wild mothers from ostriches to owls! Do... Learn more

Fly Fishing 101 & 102

Recurring weekly on Sunday until May 31, 2020 Lawrence Map it

The first class will concentrate on basic techniques of fly fishing with an introduction to equipment, casting, tying on,... Learn more

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