COVID-19 and the Hitchcock Center

The Hitchcock Center is offering outdoor, small-group, in-person programs for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021, during Phase 3 of the Massachusetts reopening plan. Registration is open. And while our building is still closed to the public, we have special resources that you can access until it is safe for us to open again.


Registration for Winter Children, Youth and Family Programs is Open

Our emphasis is on providing inquiry-based environmental and outdoor education programs for small groups, typically made up of no more than 10–12 individuals. Take a look at our programs…

Hitchcock Nature Trivia Nights – Monthly on Wednesdays

Join us for a monthly online trivia contest fundraiser for environmental education. The quiz will test you on a wide breadth of science, nature and environmental knowledge. Learn more…


With underwriting support for operations and programs provided by:


  1. 10am-12pm Morning Nature Play Series

    January 19—10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. 3:30-5:30pm Games in Nature Afterschool Series 

    January 19—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  3. 3:30-5:30pm Nature Play Afterschool Tuesday Series

    January 19—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  4. 10:00am-12:00pm Art in the Forest Series

    January 20—10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. 10:30am-12:00pm Being Animals Series 

    January 20—10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  6. 3:30-5:30pm Junior Nature Play Afterschool Series

    January 20—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  7. 3:30-5:30pm Nature Play Afterschool Wednesday Series

    January 20—3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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How much water does it take to produce one bottle of water?
A. None
B. 1 bottle of water
C. 3 bottles of water
D. 6 bottles of water
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Junior Nature Play participants gathered for story time around the fire after playing on the frozen vernal pool this morning.

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