Registration for Winter Programs is OPEN!
Trumbull Nature & Arts Center, 7115 Main Street

Register through Tinkergarten
Tinkergarten provides high-quality early childhood learning in the healthiest classroom of all—the outdoors. Families connect with trained leaders for play-based kids classes that help develop core life skills, all while having fun! Register for classes here (Tinkergarten Trumbull classes are held at the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center. You can find class dates on our Event CalendarRegister for Tinkergarten classes is done on the Tinkergarten website, not the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center website.
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Come Visit: 7115 Main Street, Rte 25, Trumbull, CT 06611 Phone: (203) 452-4421 info@patronsoftnac.com
Mailing Address: Patrons of TNAC, Inc, P.O. Box 110438, Trumbull, CT 06611
TNAC Programs

Pre-registration required for most programs (see below). Click on program names to register and make payment, if applicable. Don’t delay…register now! Workshops not meeting minimum enrollment 5 business days prior to event date will be subject to cancellation.
Family Program
Beautiful Spring Crafting
Sunday, March 24, 10:00am – 11:30am
Make a colorful branch bouquet and decoupage vase
- Use colored yarn to wrap colorful patterns around branches
- Create a decoupage vase to hold your branch bouquet
Ages: 6 - 12 (limited to 15 registrations)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
Individual Programs
Be a Force of Nature!
Sunday, March 31, 10:00am - 11:30am
- Make a catapult to see how far you can fling an object!
- Fly a paper helicopter and take a test flight!
- Create a chalk rockets and watch them take off!
Ages: 6 - 12 (limited to 15 registrations)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
Maple Sugaring Demonstration
Saturday, March 9, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Gather around our 150 year-old Sugar Maple tree to learn what it takes to turn sap into sweet maple syrup. Then take a short walk to the firepit to watch the evaporation process. Next, take a syrup taste test. Can you identify the real maple syrup? A fun, educational program for families.
Ages: Families, all ages accompanied by adults
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: M. Ceneri
Registration required
Spring  2019
Make Your Own Paper
Sunday, April 7, 10:00am - 11:30am
- Make your own paper from scratch
- Decorate with scented botanicals
- Create a treasure out of recyclables
Ages: 5 and up (limited to 15 registrations)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
Little Nature Explorer
Sunday, May 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
During this parent and nature exploration program, we'll take a short hike, cross a stream, and catch and examine insects. This nature-immersive program is designed for our youngest outdoor adventurers.
Ages: 3 - 6, with parent (limited to 15 registrations)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
Discovery Hike
Sunday, May 5, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
We'll use binoculars to explore the trees and search the sky, as we learn the powers we need to have in order to be true naturalists.
Ages: 7 - 12 (limited to 15 registrations)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
Earth Day Celebration - Family Program
Saturday, April 27, 10:30am - 12:30pm
- Make s'mores in a solar oven
- Nature experiments
- Planting craft
DENALI store giveaways
Ages: Families, all ages
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: TNAC Student Group, K. Riley
Registration required
Fishing 101 - Family Program
Sunday, April 28, 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Learn all about fishing equipment and how to use it
- Find out how to choose the right bait, and where to fish
- Practice fishing at the TNAC pond
- Bring your own equipment, if available
Ages: 6 and up, with adult (limited to 15 registrations)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: J. Saccone
Registration required
Learn Skills to Survive in the Wild
Sunday, May 19, 10:00am - 11:30am
What would you do if you were lost in the woods? Join us as we learn how to use a compass, build a shelter, start a fire without a match, survive in different climates, and other survival skills.
Ages: 8 - 12 (limited to 15 registrants)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
CT Trails Day hike
Saturday, June 1, 10:00am – 12:00pm
- Join hundreds of hikers across Connecticut on this annual hike
- Trumbull Nature & Arts Center and the Trumbull Historical Society will be leading the hike
- Denali, the outdoor store, will be on-hand with a hiking bingo game and giveaways
Ages: All ages
Cost: Free
Location: Meet at the dog park at Indian Ledge Park, No registration required. For more info, visit ctwoodlands.org
Awesome Animal Tracks
Sunday, June 2, 10:00am – 11:30am
What kind of animal made that track?!? We’ll learn identification skills and more, as we go on a search for tracks, and make our own plaster cast tracks to take home.
Ages: 8 and up (limited to 15 registrants)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
Intro to Archery
Saturday, June 8, 9:00am – 11:00am
- Learn equipment basics and the safe way to shoot bows and arrows 
- Equipment will be on hand to practice what you’ve learned
- No experience necessary
Ages: 8 and up (limited to 15 registrants)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: J. Massari
Registration required
Amazing Hummmingbirds
Sunday, June 9, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Get your wings on! We’re going to play bird games, learn
cool bird facts, and make a hummingbird feeder during
this fun-filled program.
Ages: 7 and up (limited to 15 registrants)
Cost: Donations accepted
Instructor: K. Riley
Registration required
Summer Kick-off Hike and Yoga - Family Event
Saturday, June 22, 11am - 1pm, at Twin Brooks Park, Trumbull
Start your summer with a hike, free fun, and a yoga session.
Activities include:
- A nature hike led by TNAC’s naturalist
- Giveaways from the DENALI store
- Shoe demonstration presented by MERRELL
- Summer safety info courtesy of the Trumbull Health Dept.
- Yoga session sponsored by the CT Fund for the Environment
Ages: Families, all ages
Cost: Donations accepted
Location: Twin Brooks Park. No Registration Needed.
BROWNIE BUGS BADGE DAY
Saturday, June 1, 1:00pm - 3:00pm 
Calling all Brownies! Earn your Bugs Badge in one afternoon!
- Go on a bug safari to catch, identify, and release insects
- Make a butterfly craft
- Learn insect anatomy
Ages: Girl Scout Brownies
Cost: $20 per Brownie, includes Badge
Instructor: K. Riley
Email patronsoftnac@gmail.com for more info on how to register your troop.
FISHING 101 IS FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
BE A FORCE OF NATURE! IS FULL. REGISTRATION CLOSED.
PROGRAM CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
NEW DATE!