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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.

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. 


Free Hike Day

Fri., March 20; 1 pm - 3 pm: Last Hike Leaves at 1:30
Come out to Owl's Hill for a free hike! Join one of our staff members or volunteers on a guided hike through Owl's Hill. This is a great opportunity for families, individuals, and small groups to come enjoy the emerging spring woods and get some exercise. The hike will be approximately two to three miles with some moderate hill climbs included. Hikes will start at 1:00.  Let us know you're coming!

Knee High Naturalist: How Many Shapes Can You Find?

Mon., April 6 or Tues., April. 7; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost:  $10/ adult and one child; $7.00/ each additional person

There are so many different shapes in nature! Can you find a rectangle or a circle in a tree, a flower, a pond, and a rock? During this month’s Knee High Naturalist, we will be searching for all sorts of shapes in nature. Come out to see what shapes are hiding in nature at Owl’s Hill! Dress for the weather. Register here!


Spring Fairyland

Sun., April 19;  1 p.m.- 4 p.m.
Cost: $10 for one child and adult, $7 for each additional child
Fairyland, one of our most popular programs, is returning April 20th 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.

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.