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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.

Mon., Sept. 8 or Tues. Sept. 9; 10-11:30 a.m.
Cost: $10/ adult and one child; $7.00/ each additional person
This time of year, the animals are beginning to prepare for the cold months ahead. But what animals sleep the winter away and which make the long journey to warmer climates?  Through hands on activities, exploration, and an educational story, we will discover all about what the animals of Tennessee do to prepare for winter.  Registration appreciated
NOTE: Dress for the weather and be prepared to venture outside.

Butterfly Day! with Author/Speaker Rita Venable

Sun., Sept. 28; 2 - 5 p.m.
Cost: $7/person
It’s Butterfly Day! Join us as we celebrate these jewel-winged creatures with a fun family day of butterfly related activities and crafts.  We'll also search for butterflies as we hike the trails of Owl's Hill.  Joining us will be speaker Rita Venable, author of Butterflies of Tennessee and noted butterfly expert.  Children 2 and under are free! Registration appreciated.
Fri., Oct. 10 and Mon., Oct. 13; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Cost: $5/ family or group
Looking for something fun and active to do outside over fall break? Come out to Owl's Hill and enjoy a picnic in the orchard. Play in the fort, tadpole pond, fairyland, and dung beetle! It's like being at summer camp for a few hours! Register online or pay when you arrive. 


Owl Prowl

Thurs., Oct. 16; 5:00- 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $20/person
Join Bob English of LEAPS for our first 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. Registration encouraged.

Sat., Nov. 1; 5:00 p.m.- Sun. Nov. 2; 8:00 a.m. (Daylight Savings begins Saturday at midnight)
Cost: $25/ person;  $85/ family
Come camp out at Owl's Hill before the days get short! It's a fun and easy way to go camping. We will provide dinner, s'mores, and a light breakfast on Sunday morning. On Saturday night, we will offer a star walk, s'more roasting in the pavilion, and story time. Bring your own camping gear,and we will take care of the rest! Gates open at 4:30 for tent set up. Dinner will be served at 6:00. Spots are limited and going fast! Registration required by October 28. 
Sun., Nov. 2;  1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 for one child and an accompanying adult, $7 for each additional child
Fairyland, one of our most popular programs, is returning November 2nd to give boys and girls the opportunity to construct their very own fairy houses – or perhaps add to the ones they built last time. Participants are invited to collect natural materials from the orchards and meadows of Owl’s Hill or purchase special items with “fairy gold” at the Gnome Depot. Pick a spot around Fairyland and create a dwelling fit for a fairy or elf. While visiting, stroll through our Storywalk® trail and read a story as a family while enjoying the natural beauty of our woods. Advanced registration recommended. 
Sun., Nov. 16; 1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Cost: $7/person in advance; $10/person at the door
A celebration of all things owl at the Owl's Hill Sanctuary! Meet our non-releasable program owls and enjoy entertaining and informative talks on each species. Hike through owl territory, make owl pins and decorations, dissect owl pellets. Interesting and fun for all ages! Advanced registration encouraged. 

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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