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Family Programs

These programs are open to families, groups, and individuals.  Please check the bottom of the page for registration details and restrictions.



Knee High Naturalist: Whooo's Calling?

Mon., Dec. 1 or Tues., Dec. 2; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $10/ adult and one child; $7.00/ each additional person

The owls are here and waiting for you to come see and learn about them! Do their heads really turn all the way around? How well can they hear? Why are their eyes so big? What do they eat? Do they get cold in the winter? Come out to this month’s Knee High Naturalist to learn about all of the wonderful owls that we have here. We will read Owl’s Hill’s most popular children’s book, create an owl puppet, and explore the winter woods. We will be outside for some of the time, so dress for the weather! Advance registration encouraged. 


Owl Prowl

Thurs., Dec. 18; 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/person
Join Bob English of LEAPS for our LAST Owl Prowl of the season! It will be an evening of food and outdoor fun as we enjoy a meal in the Russell Gathering Pavilion, learn about Tennessee owls, then adjourn to the woods for a night hike (no flashlights, please!) featuring naked eye astronomy and calling of wild owls. Will they answer? Dinner is provided. Children must be nine years old or older to attend. Dress for the weather!  Registration encouraged.
Dec. 28, 29, and 30; 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Cost: $7/ person
Are you looking for something to do with the family during the holidays or an excuse to get out of the house by yourself? How does a nice afternoon hike in the winter woods followed by hot chocolate and roasted marshmallows sound? We are once again hosting our seasonal Marshmallow and Hot Chocolate Hikes.
The forest may seem quiet during the dormant season, but hikers find it is teeming with life. Footprints reveal many mammals and birds are still awake and active, and the exposed hills no longer camouflage the homes of our active winter residents. Perhaps you will see squirrels duck into the hollow of a tree or rabbits hop out of a hole in the thicket. Or maybe a red fox will pop out of a den. After the hike, we will retreat back to the pavilion to warm ourselves by the fire, drink hot chocolate and roast marshmallows. It is a fun afternoon for nature lovers of all ages. Two and under are free. Come join us! Registration appreciated. 

Knee-High Naturalist: Evergreens are Amazing!

Mon., Jan. 5 or Tues., Jan. 6; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $10/ adult and one child; $7.00/ each additional person

Winter is here! There is no better time to learn about evergreen trees! What is an evergreen tree? Why are evergreens important to a forest? Are there evergreens at Owl’s Hill? Come out to this month’s Knee-High Naturalist to learn about these awesome trees. After exploring evergreens and winter outside, we will head inside to make a treat for the birds! Dress for the weather. We will be outside! Registration appreciated. 

Sat., Feb. 14; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $7/person
On Saturday, Valentine's Day, Owl's Hill is holding its second annual Ultimate S‘more Valentine’s Day Hike. After getting your heart pumping hiking the wooded trails, guests will retreat to the pavilion for hot chocolate and gourmet s'mores. Create delicious s'mores from a variety of chocolates, graham crackers, marshmallows and toppings. Fun for the whole family. Children two and under are free. Registration appreciated. 

Registration details.
  • Age suitability and group size limitations vary by program.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis.
  • Registration fees are not refundable unless the program is cancelled by Owl's Hill.
  • Tickets will be sold at the gate for the gate price if the event is not full. Call to confirm availability.
  • If a program that interests you is listed as full; you may e-mail or call (615-370-4672) to be put on a waiting list. There is no fee to be on the waiting list.
  • Credit card payment can be completed on-line or by phone. Register now
  • Checks should be mailed to: Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary, 545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood TN 37069
  • Payment in person can be made at the Visitor Center during working hours, 9-4, Monday-Friday.

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