Mailing Address: Patrons of TNAC, Inc, P.O. Box 110438, Trumbull, CT 06611
while you shop!
We'd love your feedback! Click here to
The Trumbull Nature and Arts Center touches the lives of thousands of community members through a wide range of programs, activities, and volunteer opportunities.
We offer programs that bring families and the community together for fun and educational experiences. Our hands-on environment and art programs inspire learning, and encourage problem solving and critical thinking.
Come visit our playground!
Our playground, built out of recycled detergent bottles, is open year-round for children up to age 12.
Sign up for our newsletter
Complete and submit the form below to receive the latest information on TNAC classes, programs, and events.
The Power of Environmental Hands-on Learning
ARTSMART! with Kathy Vincent
Join Miss Kathy to celebrate the wonders of nature with fine art and crafting at TNAC! Designed for those families seeking a quality, nature-based creative experience for their child, Kathy Vincent's workshops allow for an interpretive approach to creating art. Projects are designed to encourage creative thinking, problem solving, collaboration and self-expression. These open-ended projects will challenge the young artist to manipulate materials through the use of professional media, and enable them to make personal connections to the natural world.
ArtSmart Toad Hotels
Fashion a fabulous garden abode for your resident garden toad. Famous works of art will inspire designs painted on a terracotta pot...complete with a vacancy sign and a painted pebble path! Instructor: K. Vincent
Date: Tuesday, April 21
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Ages: 7 and up
ArtSmart Patterned Planters
A perfect Mother's Day garden gift! Coffee cans transform into cool planters. Potting soil, flower seed packet and hand painted "garden marker" complete the gift. Instructor: K. Vincent
Date: Tuesday, May 5
Time: 4:30-6:00 PM
Ages: 7 and up
Wake Up Sleepy Critters!
Take a hike around the nature center to look for hibernating animal habitats, read a story, and make a cute craft!
Date: Saturday, April 11
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 AM
ArtSmart Adventure - Summer Splash
Inspired by the wonders of the deep blue sea, projects include watercolor and tempera painting, gyotaku fish prints, decoupage on canvas, mosaics, plaster sculpture and more! Instructor: K. Vincent
Date: June 29-July 3
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
Celebrating our 8th year of summer art programming! Let nature inspire your child's creative spirit this summer! Join Miss Kathy for another great summer of art at TNAC! Young artists will experiment with professional art materials, explore masterworks through critique and art games and discover new techniques in creating mixed media and unique crafts that promote self-expression and celebrate the wonders of nature. Artists will work both in studio and outdoors on TNAC grounds...enjoying time at our playground and picnicking beneath our beautiful maple tree.
ArtSmart Discovery - Animals in Art
A wild week of animal themed art and crafting designed to encourage an appreciation of the beauty of wildlife. Projects include watercolor and acrylic painting, pastel and charcoal drawing, block printmaking, collage, clay sculpture and more! Instructor: K. Vincent
Date: July 6-10
ArtSmart Explorers - Masterpieces and Mother Nature
Designed for older children/TWEENS, this week focuses on masterworks inspired by design found in the natural world...allowing for personal interpretation, response and expression. Projects include watercolor, acrylic and oil painting on canvas, block prints, mixed media sculpture, sumi-E botanical, and the ever-popular action painting! Instructor: K. Vincent
Date: August 3-7
Summer Programs - More programs to be posted soon!
The Nature Center
is looking for
volunteer and paid instructors for:
School Field Trips
Nature Exploration Crafts
Training is available.
If interested, please leave a message at
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
Earth Day Celebration - Sunday, April 19th, 11am - 3pm
Nature Trail Easter Egg Hunt
Come to the nature center to search for Easter eggs on our nature trails.
Date: Sunday, March 29
Time: 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Ages: All ages
*Sponsored and run by the TNAC Student Leadership Team. Small donations welcome. All donations go towards the Student Leadership Team projects and programs.
Campfire and Stargazing with Astronomical Society of New Haven
Come sit with us by the campfire and enjoy s’mores and intergalactic stories while members of the The Astronomical Society of New Haven lead us in looking through telescopes to check out the Moon, deep sky objects like Galaxies, star clusters, and nebulas – and maybe even a few planets. This event will take place in clear weather only. All ages welcome to the event, however, telescope viewing is for ages 7+.
Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: 8:00 - 9:30 PM
Ages: All ages (7+ to view with telescope
Cost: $10 per family