Get in touch with winter

In December, Discovery Place Nature is exploring everything winter has to offer

Get in touch with winter

Discovery Place Nature

Winter is the perfect time of year to hibernate inside, right? Wrong. This month, Discovery Place Nature is exploring everything winter has to offer, even the wonders of the great outdoors. Winter is a great time to look for evidence of animals living around you and to discover the wonders of snow and ice. Discovery Place Nature is ready to help, with several special activities scheduled throughout December to help our guests explore “Wonderful Winter.”

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 12:30 p.m., join us for special winter-themed activities, including

No two snowflakes are created alike. Stop by to create your own snowflake to take home for the holidays.

Winter is a great time of year to observe signs of animals. Join us to learn about animal tracks and make your very own prints to take home.

Continue the winter celebration by joining us in the planetarium daily for seasonal shows that showcase the night sky.

Gather in the planetarium for a charming story about the adventures of a curious little polar bear and his friends, and explore the habitats of their real life counterparts in the Arctic. After the show learn what bears you can see in the night sky.

  • Seasonal Stargazing: Tuesday – Saturday 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (plus a 7 p.m. show on Tuesday) & Sunday, 1:30 & 3:30 p.m.

Gaze up at the winter stars and constellations in this 15-minute guided tour of the night sky in the Discovery Place Nature planetarium.

Plus, visit Discovery Place Nature for special winter break programming, beginning December 20 and running through January 2, 2019. Explore the world of bugs with all sorts of fun insect-themed activities, including crafty creations and a bug bistro where you can earn your “I Ate a Bug” button. And, as always, be sure to attend our monthly Bird Walk (December 1, 10:15 a.m.) and monthly Nature Walk (December 22, 10:15 a.m.) to fully immerse yourself in the winter wonderland.

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