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Earthplace, Westport

#5 of 10 in Things to do in Westport
Founded in 1958 and accredited by The American Association of Museums, Earthplace provides hands-on, nature-based learning experiences throughout childhood into young adulthood, as well as environmental education programs for teens and adults.

Our 2.5 miles of trails across 74 acres of protected sanctuary are open to the public, free of charge from dawn to dusk. Our building with over sixty animal ambassadors and an interactive discovery area is also open to the public daily, with nature and animal oriented drop-in programs. We offer a fully licensed, accredited preschool, After School Enrichment Program, Teen Volunteer Club, volunteer and internship opportunities and much much more. Visit us today to learn more!

To honor the 50th anniversary of the Earthplace Preschool, supporters of the Earthplace Festival on October 7th and 8th will ensure that our early childhood nature-based education programs remain accessible to all with proceeds benefiting scholarships, services to support children with special needs and transportation to improve access for underserved area communities. #EarthplaceFestival

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  • A place to hold a garden snake, to touch and look and learn. A pleasant walking area in back.This is where to go as a family or just with kids. A curiosity about nature,"climate change" (global warmin...  more »
  • Great for walks. Love the animals. Play area for children to enjoy. The birds outside are well cared for. Hawkins is sweet. Lovely trails, and pretty nature. Quite hard to find. Not many people walkin...  more »
  • Use to take my kids there once a month. Love it and that was thirty years ago.
  • Love Earthplace it's the place to be

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