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A hands-on nature center which teaches children/adults appreciation of nature and natural history. Nature activities, fluorescent minerals;trails, exhibit
18 Highlawn Rd
no public transporation
Mailing address: 216 Tucker Drive, Contoocook, NH 03229
|Friday||12:00 - 17:00|
|Saturday||10:30 - 17:00|
|Sunday||12:00 - 17:00|
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The Nature Discovery Center was founded by 13-year-old Sandra Martin in her parents’ Massachusetts home. As she grew, so did her love of nature and her collections. Now, over six decades later, the Nature Discovery Center teaches visitors to appreciate nature and protect it through its hands-on interactive displays and activities.
Learn about wildlife, plant life, sea life, insects and reptiles. Heft a dinosaur bone or a whale's tooth. Feel the fur of animals and the shell of an armadillo or a turtle. If you've visited the nature center before, you'll find new activities and displays yearly. New this year are reptiles, colorful minerals and interactive nature photography.
Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds and take a hike along the nature trail to see what plants and animals thrive here, but don’t forget the bug spray! The Nature Trail Pack will entertain your pre-schoolers with an assortment of outdoor activities. Check out the pollinator garden to see how many pollinators you can identify. Your visit is sure to be a memorable one.
The Nature Discovery Center also offers Saturday outdoor classes in the summer and free nature programs during the winter. Check our website: ndcnh.org for more information.