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Hot S'more Nights

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: $9/participant; $6/FOBB Member

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Creepy Crawlies - Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Some have six legs, some have eight, and some have many, many legs - they are the creatures that creep in the night! See some of Briar Bush’s insects and their relatives up close before heading out on the trails for a creepy crawly scavenger hunt.

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Woodland Fairies and Gnomes - Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Welcome to the enchanting Briar Bush forest filled with wonder and excitement! On this night, help create a fairy and gnome village with items that Mother Nature has provided. Hear the tale of the Briar Bush fairies, meet some woodland creatures, and hopefully catch a glimpse of a fairy or gnome!

Wizards and Potions - Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Discover the magic of nature and become a wizard of the Briar Bush forest. Create your own magic wand. Meet Briar Bush’s resident creepy crawlies and search for some on the trails. Create your own magical pet, like a rat, owl, or lizard, with natural materials. Learn about the magical properties of plants and other forms of nature around you. Wands at the ready!

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Give Me Some (Outer) SPACE! - Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Constellations and Moon Sand and Aliens, oh my! Join some of our stellar educators as we journey through our solar system and beyond. Test your knowledge of astronomy, discover your astrology sign, design your own planet, and get to meet some animals whose ancestors were among the first animals in space!

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When Animals Wake Up - Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Wake yourself up to the different schedules of animals! Meet several live examples of three types of animal alarm clocks: nighttime, daytime, and dawn/dusk. Come activate your curiosity by learning about animal activity.

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Oh, Deer! - Wednesday, August 9, 2023

It’s not very surprising to see deer in your neighborhood, but how much do you really know about them? Learn how deer communicate, where they go during the day, how their fur helps them to survive, and more through deer-themed games and activities!

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Water Olympics - Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Put water to the test in Briar Bush's Water Olympics! Perform experiments and activities that explore water's extraordinary properties. Then, head to the pond to search for some amazing animals that deserve gold medals of their own. 

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