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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.

Free the Trees!

Sun., Feb. 1; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Put on your work boots and gloves, sharpen your trimmers and come to Owl's Hill to help free our beautiful trees from invasive honeysuckle and other exotic plants. This is a great opportunity for older scouts, home school groups and students looking for volunteer projects. Suitable for adults and older children. Sign up here so we know you are coming!

Knee High Naturalist: What's Hiding in the Woods?

Mon., Feb. 2 or Tues., Feb. 3; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $10/ adult and one child; $7.00/ each additional person
What is that hiding in the woods? A deer, a toad, a snake? Have you ever been really close to an animal and not been able to see it? Come out to this month’s Knee High Naturalist and learn all about how and why animals need to be camouflage. After a hands-on game and craft, as well as a hike to search for those camouflage animals, we will become experts on camouflage.Dress for the weather. We will be outside! Registration appreciated.

Ultimate S'mores

Sat., Feb. 14; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $10/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. 

Free Hike Day

Mon., Feb. 16; 1 p.m. - Last hike leaves at 1:30
Come out for a free hike on Presidents' Day! Join one of our staff members on a guided hike through Owl's Hill. This is a great opportunity for families, individuals, and small groups to come enjoy the winter woods and get some exercise. There will be easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes to join in on.  Hikes will start at 1:00. The last hike will leave at 1:30. Let us know if you are coming!

Weed Wrangle Nashville

Sat., February 28; 9- 12:00 p.m.
Join us for the first-ever Weed Wrangle Nashville! It is a one-day, citywide, volunteer effort to help rescue our public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of harmful trees, vines, and flowering plants. These include bush honeysuckle, Chinese privet, autumn olive, English ivy, and winter creeper. 
To learn more about Invasive Species Awareness Week click here. To register click here.

Knee High Naturalist: I Spy Animal Tracks!

Mon., March 2 or Tues., March 3; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $10/ adult and one child; $7.00/ each additional person
Whose footprints are in the mud? A raccoon, a deer, a coyote? Come out to this month’s Knee High Naturalist to learn all about animal footprints. We will be exploring all different types of tracks, hiking to find tracks, and making our own footprint collage. Dress for the weather. We will be outside! Register here. 

Exploratopia! Spring Break Camp

Wed., March 18 and/or Thurs., March 19; 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: $30/one day; $50/two days

Looking for a way to get outside over spring break? Come EXPLORE at Owl's Hill! We will be learning about owls, adventuring in the creek, geocaching, and much more.  Also, there will be plenty of time for free play in Fairyland and Fort Cedar, which is always a hit. Bring a lunch and be prepared for whatever the spring weather might bring! Ages 5-11. Register here. 


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.
For other programs check:
·         Adult Education Programs
·         Adult Events
·         Knee High Naturalist (children between the ages of 3 and 5)
·         Summer Camp
For additional information, e-mail us or phone 615-370-4672.