Ansonia Nature & Recreation Center, Ansonia

#24 of 34 in Wildlife in Connecticut
Must see · Wildlife Area · Educational Site
Once an active dairy farm, the 150 acre Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center landscape encompasses mature woodlands, old fields and several wetland types. This includes a two acre pond and streams and a hardwood swamp. In 1977 the Schumacher Pavilion was constructed of Connectcut stone and glass, and houses several exhibits, provides space for our

"ambassadors" and a Connecticut wildlife rehabilitation clinic. The unique visitor cent

er is also the hub of the park with classrooms, a nature store, a small history library

and office space. Ansonia Nature Center is open year round, except for major holidays, from sun up to sun down. Building hours vary with the season.
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  • Checked this place out today after hearing about it online being named number three nature’s center in Connecticut!! My son and I were not disappointed. Their event feature creature was a hands-on...  more »
  • A treasure in The Valley! Wonderful trails, benches, picnic tables and museum, take the time to visit you won’t be sorry. H The Children's playground is great, two age levels!  more »
  • Nice! I dragged the family here even though they didn't want to go. We took a short hike though one of their paths. The kids liked to see the nature displays (even though they didn't want to go) and it wasn't that long. There were some swings and stuff for kids to play on too. Would go again and try a different path. Probably nice place for a picnic, too.
  • Cute little brand new park. Building has bathroom facilities during the day when open. The rangers know their stuff, especially Ranger Dawn. The Nature Center has plenty of cool programs for the kids. There are also two pavilions, equipped with fire pits, that can be rented, as well as two sport fields. Great way to introduce your children to animals and nature, including educational activities. There's also a little gift shop. I love taking my toddler here, and will continue to take her here well into her teenage years.

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