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 group of children examine tracks in the snow

Whose tracks will we see at Tenant Swamp in February?

Winter Tracking at Tenant Swamp

Join naturalist Jay DeGregorio for a gentle stroll along the Tenant Swamp boardwalk, where we’ll search for signs of wildlife and learn how local plants and animals survive the winter cold. If the snow’s deep, we’ll wear snowshoes. If it’s icy, we’ll strap on spikes. All are welcome, although this outing is especially geared towards elementary school-aged children and their families.

Sunday, February 4. Meet at 2 p.m. at the back of the playing fields behind Keene Middle School. Back by 3 p.m.

For more information or to reserve snowshoes or spikes, contact Brett Amy Thelen at (603) 358-2065 or by email.


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 Families in Tow

Join naturalist Susie Spikol Faber for gentle morning hikes around the Harris Center’s 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 at all times of year.

Thursday, February 22, Saturday, March 31, and Friday, April 13, 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 by email.


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