Ignite a Spark of Wonder for the Natural World:

Presenting Animal Adventures at Chewonki!

Each month we host a kid-friendly natural history program here at Chewonki, featuring live animals, fossils, feet, fur & feathers!

The hour-long, program is a great way to introduce your child to the wonders of science and nature. Join us in Chewonki’s Center for Environmental Education for these hands-on programs.

Our presentation changes each month:

Sunday February 18th – “Owls of Maine” 1pm – 2pm

Sunday March 18th – “Scales & Tails” 1pm – 2pm

Sunday April 15th – “Animal Adaptations” 1pm – 2pm

Sunday May 20th – “The Bugmobile” 1pm – 2pm

Sunday June 17th – “Predators” 1pm – 2pm

Free for kids 12 and under, $5 suggested donation for individuals 13 and up. Reservations are required for this event.

Reserve your tickets for Animal Adventures

Please contact ebalazs@chewonki.org for group rates.


“The students loved the presentation. You could hear a pin drop.”
~ Educator from Greene, Maine

Since 1985, Chewonki has been home to a collection of ambassadors. Birds, reptiles, mammals, and amphibians arrive at our campus with injuries or conditions that prevent their return to the wild. Our teachers are extensively trained and take deep pleasure in making connections with students, and in passing on a lifelong appreciation for the value of wildlife and nature.

“Our presenter had a great ability to captivate an audience and keep their interest… live animals are a big hit and I look forward to your program every year.”
~ Educator from Cornville, Maine

Our programs will help you enhance the environmental literacy of your children, students, or community members. They will spark interest and appreciation for sciences, wildlife, and conservation.

“Conceptually excellent and beautifully presented… wonderful user friendly props.”
~ Newburyport, Massachusetts

With support from business partners, we’re working to keep our Traveling Natural History Programs accessible and affordable for schools and companies like yours. Let us know how we can provide these high-quality programs for your school, library, organization, business, or seasonal program.

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