Family Programs

Explore the wilds of the Monadnock Region with the Harris Center’s programs for families! Be sure to visit our Camp, Young Naturalists, Afterschool Program, and Homeschool Program pages to learn about other Harris Center adventures for kids, too.

Nature’s Play

Join Harris Center naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for three Fridays in autumn to explore the secret nooks and crannies of the Harris Center grounds. These afternoons – for children ages 4 through 7 and their families — will be child-led and all about free play in the outdoors, regardless of the weather. Children will be encouraged to discover the earth and its offerings as the best playing spaces ever made. Make a mud pie, peel a walking stick, become a chipmunk, and snuggle up in a cozy den! Parents are encouraged to stay and play, too.

Fridays, September 26, October 3, and October 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Harris Center. Cost: $5 per family, per session for Harris Center members/$10 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information, contact Susie at To register, contact Sara at (603) 525-3394 or

Songs and Stories of a Winter to Come

scene from "Stranger in the Woods"Join folk heritage musician, singer, and storyteller Mary DesRosiers and naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for a cozy fireside evening. Hear tales of the winter world, and raise your voice in song to welcome the darkest season with light from within! Warm your hearts and spirits with this evening of story and song.

Friday, November 14 from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Hancock Town Library. No need to register, and no charge. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Hancock Town Library. For more information, contact Susie at

Looking for more Harris Center fun for kids?  Visit our Camp, Young Naturalists, Afterschool Programs, and Homeschool Programs pages!