Westchester County Parks Nature Centers are offering events and program series for all ages. Registration required as a limited number of participants are allowed. Face masks are mandatory and social distancing protocols will be followed at all times.


  • “A Different Point of View” art exhibit, Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
    • Open daily from noon to 4 p.m. through Sunday, March 28. New York State COVID-19 guidelines will be in place for safety purposes with four people or one family allowed inside to view at one time. Call ahead: (914) 835-4466.
  • Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Sunday, Feb. 7 through March 21
    • 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Muscoot Farm, Katonah
      Maple Sugaring: Learn about sugaring with your family inside the sugarhouse. Participate in a thirty-minute private demonstration. $20 a family per session. Registration openSOLD OUT.
  • Saturday, Feb. 13 through March 13
    • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Lenoir Preserve, Yonkers
      Sugar Maple Tree Tapping: One family at a time will learn how to tap the maple trees at the preserve. $20 per family per session; thirty minute timeslots, by reservation only: (914) 968-5851. SOLD OUT.
  • Sundays, Feb. 28 and March 7
    • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. | Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Cross River
      Family Tree Tapping: Families will get the opportunity to participate in the sugaring process and learn how maple syrup is made; 30-minutes per family, call to register: (914) 864-7322. $20 per family.

Learning Program Series
Westchester County Parks Nature Centers are offering educational programs, operating outdoors, safely under New York State COVID-19 guidelines where students will learn about nature and the environment at the following nature centers:

  • Trailside Nature Museum at Ward Pound Ridge Reservations, Cross River
    (914) 864-7322

Trailside Nature Museum Early Learning Program
Using nature as a classroom, Trailside Nature Museum will offer children, ages 3-and-a-half through five-years-old, the opportunity to learn about the natural world through activities including hiking, S.T.E.A.M. activities (Science and Technology, interpreted through Engineering and the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements), exploration and more, operating outdoors, safely under New York State COVID-19 guidelines The program runs in four Monday through Thursday, six week sessions from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and can accommodate a maximum of six children per session:

  • Session two: Monday, Feb. 16 through Thursday, March 25; no session Presidents’ Day. Tuition is $850.
  • Session three: Monday, March 29 through Thursday, May 6. Tuition is $900.
  • Session four: Monday, May 10 through Thursday, June 17; no session Memorial Day. Tuition is $850.

Sessions will be canceled on inclement weather days. Children must be potty-trained. Westchester residents only. Call to register: (914) 864-7322.