Family Programs

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

Birds and Kites in Flight
Kite2_Jon Creamer

photo: Jon Creamer

When a red-tailed hawk hangs motionless in the breeze, it’s said to be “kiting.” What forces are at work in keeping such a big bird aloft, and do our kites fly the same way? Join the New Hampshire Young Birders Club for a workshop with renowned New England kite artist Glenn Davison. We’ll learn about the physics of kite design, make and fly our own kites, and do some birding as we’re gazing skyward! Open to kids and parents of all ages. Cost: $10/child for kite materials. 

Saturday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Harris Center.

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The Caterpillar Lab Comes to the Harris Center

photo: the Caterpillar Lab

Spend a morning meeting some little-known critters! This program will feature a variety of native New England caterpillars, munching on their food plants right in front of you. There will be plenty to see and touch! Educators from the Caterpillar Lab will be there to teach you about caterpillar biology and to tell you incredible, but true stories about the creatures’ strange and surprising adaptations. Some caterpillars may be camouflaged to look like twigs or snakes. Some may have spectacular spines or brightly colored baubles. Stop by any time between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. You’re sure to learn something new!

Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Harris Center.

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

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