Kids create nature-inspired crafts.

Spark creativity with nature-inspired crafts for the whole family.

Offered every Saturday and Sunday at 10am - 11am by the Swamp. Supplies are limited and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Upcoming Projects

Face Mite Hats: Become a face mite and join us for Journey to Inner Face, our interactive adventure program, at 11am in the Piazza. July 13, 14, 20, 21.

Perching Birds: Make a bird friend to explore the Academy with and discover how feathers help birds in different ways. Don't forget to check out the new Skin Exhibit to learn more about all types of animal skin. July 27, 28 and August 3, 4.


Programs for Kids

Families with kids ages of all ages are invited to make nature-themed crafts.

Come dive into storytime with an ancient twist! 

Join us in the East Garden for an interactive puppet show exploring one caterpillars small journey through a big change.

Become a scientist for a day. Check out a field science backpack full of tools and activities to guide your exploration.

Get hands-on at the Naturalist Center with hundreds of real specimens and fun activities for all.

Visiting with children? Find tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your visit.