Programs & Events

Take a Child Outside at Prairie Ridge

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Family Program
Sep. 28, 2013 | Saturday, 10:00am
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10:00am - 1:00pm
No registration required; all ages welcome; children 15 or younger must be accompanied by an adult
Location: Prairie Ridge Ecostation

children in natureIn celebration of the seventh annual Take a Child Outside week, Prairie Ridge Ecostation will highlight the importance of outdoor play for children of all ages by unveiling the Museum’s new Nature PlaySpace, a learning environment designed for younger children to explore the outdoors using natural materials. Our Take a Child Outside activities begin at 10:00 a.m. with nature crafts and story time, and continue with a 10:30 ladybug hunt. At 11:00, we will unveil our new Nature PlaySpace with a vine-cutting ceremony and refreshments. After the vine cutting, the fun continues with exciting nature activities throughout the grounds until 1:00pm!

Dress for the weather and wear closed-toe shoes. For more information contact Cathy Fergen at or 919.707.8878.

To find out more about Take A Child Outside Week visit

The Nature PlaySpace is made possible, in part, by the PNC Foundation Grow Up Great, an early childhood initiative.