Family Programs

Explore the wilds of the Monadnock Region with the Harris Center’s programs for families….and don’t forget to visit our Camp and Homeschool Program pages to learn about other fun Harris Center adventures for kids!

a photo of a mother hiking with her baby in a backpack

Join us with your babies and toddlers for these gentle morning hikes in Hancock. (photo: Eric Lanning)

Babies in Backpacks and Toddlers in Tow

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center’s beautiful grounds and trails with your babies and toddlers. As we walk, we’ll look for signs of the changing seasons and discuss ideas for getting outside with young children in all seasons.

Fridays, September 22, 29, and October 6, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Harris Center. Bring your child’s pack, snacks, and water for yourself and your kiddos.

For more information, please contact Susie at (603) 525-3394 or

a photo of the boardwalk heading into Tenant Swamp

This new, accessible boardwalk through Tenant Swamp in Keene opens up a whole new world to exploration. (photo: Trevor LaBarge)

Exploring the Hidden World
of Tenant Swamp

Join naturalist Jenna Spear for a gentle stroll at Tenant Swamp in Keene, where we’ll slow down and use our senses to explore a landscape that would be out of reach if not for a new, accessible boardwalk. All are welcome, although this outing is especially geared towards preschoolers, early elementary school-aged children, and their families.

Sunday, October 15. Meet at 3 p.m. at the back of the playing fields behind Keene Middle School. Back by 4 p.m.

For more information, please contact Jenna at (603) 525-3394 or

a photo of the full moon behind the trees

Explore woods and water’s edge under the light of the Beaver Moon in Dublin. (photo: Meade Cadot)

Full Moon Walk at Dublin Rotary Park

Bring your sense of adventure as we amble our way along the edge of the water and woods, looking and listening to the sounds of a late autumn night under the light of the Beaver Moon. A perfect way to spend a Saturday night with your family!

Saturday, November 4. Meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Dublin Rotary Park entrance near Howe Reservoir, off Route 101 in Dublin. Back by 8 p.m.

For more information, please contact Susie Spikol Faber at (603) 525-3394 or

a photo of people around a winter campfire

Our faux campfire at the Harrisville Public Library won’t be quite this snowy, but it will be equally as cozy!
(photo: Mt. Hood Territory)

Apple Pies and Stories in the Sky

Join folk heritage musician Mary DesRosiers and naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for a cozy, faux fireside morning of songs and stories about the coming of winter. Explore the magic of the winter world and raise your voice in song to welcome the darkest season with light from within!

Saturday, November 18, from 11 a.m. to noon at the Harrisville Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Harris Center for Conservation Education and the Harrisville Public Library.

For more information, please contact Susie Spikol Faber at (603) 525-3394 or

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