Hot S'more Nights

Modified Outdoor In-Person Program for All Ages

Bring your family and friends to BBNC for summer nights of nature-based fun! Join the Briar Bush educators in games, activities, live animal shows, guided hikes, and more, all relating to the theme of the night. Campfire and s’mores are weather dependent. (Registration Required; No Walk-Ins)

Time: Select Wednesday nights in July & August from 7:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: $8/participant; $5/FOBB Member

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Pond-apalooza! - Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Discover what is living (and swimming!) in the Briar Bush pond! Use dip nets to catch and examine the aquatic creatures that are hoppin’ in the summer!


Micro Hike - Wednesday, July 20, 2022

When we think of ecosystems, we think of forests, oceans, and deserts. But there are entire tiny worlds right beneath our feet! We’ll meet some of the smallest residents of Briar Bush both under the microscope and out on the trails in this program that encourages you to think small!


Summer Night BioBlitz - Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Become a scientist for the night and help the Briar Bush Staff survey all of the living creatures, big and small, that are found on the trails. Be sure to bring your keen observation skills!


Edible and Medicinal Plants: Stories of Plants and PeopleWednesday, August 3, 2022

Come get a taste for the bounty of the big backyard. Join us on a plant walk to rediscover plants that people have used for centuries as food and medicine. Taste samples of pine needle tea and more!

Go Batty! - Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Join us to learn more about bats, your nocturnal neighborhood-friendly flying mammal! Hear stories, play a game, and go looking for bats at Briar Bush. Get ready to go batty!


Skits and Songs - Wednesday, August 17, 2022

What’s a campfire program without skits and songs? Join educator Will Cameron in hilarious skits, catchy songs, and some all-around fun!


Amazing Adaptations - Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Adaptations are special features organisms have that allow them to fit like a puzzle piece into the ecosystem. Learn why some animals look and behave the way they do and discover how amazing these adaptations can be through games, activities and more!