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Prairie Ridge Summer Nature Adventures for Preschoolers

  • 8:30am Monday, July 10, 2023 - 12:30pm Friday, July 14, 2023

This program is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email emma.blackford@naturalsciences.org 

Put on your field scientist hats and let’s go! Whether looking for salamanders in our stream or catching dragonflies by the pond, each day we’ll dive into the different habitats of Prairie Ridge and the organisms that live in these spaces through hands-on, outdoor experiences. Each day’s offerings will be unique, as we modify programming to reflect what’s going on in nature! Will we be searching for ladybugs? Splashing around in the creek? Getting creative with nature art? Playing in the Nature PlaySpace? Join us and find out!

Summer Nature Adventures for Preschoolers is a three-day, partial-day “mini-camp” for students entering pre-K in Fall 2023. Students must be 4 years old or older by August 31, 2023 to participate, and should be on track to enter Kindergarten in Fall 2024. Participants must be reliably potty trained.

Summer Nature Adventures Schedule

Monday, July 10 – 8:30am-12:30pm
Wednesday, July 12 – 8:30am-12:30pm
Friday, July 14 – 8:30am-12:30pm

Participants should expect to be entirely outdoors, bring a packed snack and lunch, and be ready to have fun outside!

This program requires registration and costs $100 for Friends of the Museum Members, and $115 for non-members.

Preregister here.

Please note that completion of this form does not guarantee your child’s spot in this program, as participants will be enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis until all spots have been filled. After completion of the form, you will receive communications from staff regarding your child’s placement.


  • Fee: $100 for Friends of the Museum Members, $115 for non-members
  • Program Instructor: Emma Blackford, Julie Hall, Jennifer Tredway
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July 10, 2023 @ 8:30 am
July 14, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
$100 for Friends of the Museum Members, $115 for non-members


Julie Hall


Prairie Ridge Nature PlaySpace, Prairie Ridge Outdoor Classroom

Prairie Ridge
1671 Gold Star Drive
Raleigh, NC 27607 United States
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