Rye Nature Center | Kids Out and About Fairfield County, CT

Rye Nature Center

Mission: Friends of Rye Nature Center (FRNC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization which offers programs to people of all ages and abilities. We encourage conservation, provide environmental education, and support our community’s access to nature year-round. The visitor center and office are open Monday through Saturday 9 am-5 pm. The Nature Center is closed on Saturdays during June, July, and August. Grounds are open daily dawn until dusk.
Open hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Rye Nature Center offers classes throughout the year: Mommy & Me, Forest Kindergarten, Wilderness Encounters (Grades 1-3). Other classes and camps include Forest Preschool, Preschool Ecology, June Bugs, Summer Camp, and Paddle Adventure Camp.