Exterior of Bear Creek Nature Center Building

All programs require pre-registration. Please call the nature center or check website for current status.

CONTACT: Mary Jo Lewis, Nature Center Supervisor



Bear Creek Nature Center; 245 Bear Creek Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

ONLINE REGISTRATION: www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com

Kids Night Out- Full Moon

Friday, February 3, 5:30-9:00

Caregivers, drop off you child (ages 7-12) for an evening spent celebrating the (almost) full “Snow Moon” with a night hike, fun activities, and a craft. Dinner included.

Prepaid registration required. $25/child, $20/member child

Winter Fun at Fox Run

Saturday, February 4, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Join us at Fox Run Regional Park for a celebration of winter’s beauty! Roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a fire, enjoy live music, wagon-drawn hayrides through the park, storytelling, dog costume contest and parade with prizes for the winners, games, and more!

All proceeds support a new nature center in Fox Run Regional Park!

$5/person includes food and all activities.

Prepaid registration at www.elpasocountynaturecenters.com

Saturday Puppet Theatre Matinee

Saturday, February 11, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Our puppet pals have a story to share! Hear the final season of “As the Bear Creek Flows” as we meet the obnoxious omnivores. Puppet show to be followed by a craft. $2 suggested donations per person.

Nature’s Classroom: Winter Adaptations

Tuesday, February 14, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

A puppet show, hike, and interactives stations will highlight the adaptations of local animals in winter. Geared toward grades 1-3.

Prepaid registration required. $4/person

Nature Explorers: SkeleTONS of Fun

Wednesday, February 15, 10:00-11:30 a.m. & 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 4 or 5 year old. $3 per person including siblings and adults.

February Forest Bathing Walk

Saturday, February 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Experience the therapeutic practice of Shinrinyoku and awaken your senses with a slow, mindful walk through the woods and a beautiful tea ceremony. More info at: www.listeningpines.com Prepaid registration required. $30 per person/ $20 per member.

Little Wonders: Evergreen Adventures

Wednesday, February 22, 10:00-11:15 a.m. & 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Discover the world of nature with your 2 or 3 year old. $3 per person including siblings and adults.