Little Explorers

Dates: Saturday, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 20, & June 17
Time: 10:00–11:30am
Location: Meet at Lower Level of Richard Grand Recreation Hall, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary
Program Fee: Free, but donations are appreciated.
Registration is not required, but strongly encouraged.
To register for any of these programs, scroll to the bottom of this page for “Ways to Register for a Program”.

Join Hunt Hill for an exciting morning of stories, crafts, songs, and nature activities geared towards 3–6 year olds; but all ages are welcome! Guardians must stay for the duration of the program, and each program will feature a different nature theme. Depending on weather, we will be outside for a portion of this program. Please dress appropriately to be inside and outside in the weather.

Check out the different themes below:

Let it Snow! – Snow

Wildlife Detectives – Animal Tracks

Feathered Friends – Birds

Amazing Ants – Join us for a fun packed morning to learn about ants. Meet in the lower level of the Richard Grand Recreation Hall to read a story and build your own 3D ant before we head outside to form our own ant colony and observe some real ants busy at work!

Animal Homes – We are so excited to join you again in June to learn about animal homes! We will start in the lower level of the Richard Grand Recreation hall to read about different animals homes and play a matching game. Then we’ll head outside to discover how animals are living all around us!

Pond Life – Join us in July so your Little Explorer can dig into pond life – literally! We will start the morning indoors with a story and discussion but come dressed for water so we can explore the edges of our pond for all the life that calls Hunt Hill home!

Flourishing Flowers – Come and be part of our crew of Little Explorers as we venture to the prairie in search of flowers! We will meet in the lower level of the Richard Grand Recreation Hall to read a short story and do a hands on flower dissection before we head outside in search of flowers of every color of the rainbow!

Terrific Trees – Please join us with your Little Explorers as we learn about how much trees provide us! Meet in the lower level of the Richard Grand Recreation Hall as we start with a story and discussion of different products derived from trees. Then we will head outside for a tree themed scavenger hunt and work together to plant a terrific tree!

Fall Fun – The weather is getting colder! Celebrate the change in season with us at Hunt Hill in the lower level of the Richard Grand Recreation hall. We will read a book about fall, create some fall crafts, and go on a little hike around campus to discover the fall changes!

*One craft will be pumpkin painting! Please bring a pumpkin to paint AND dress for painting- a similar alternative craft will be available if you don’t have a pumpkin.

Youth Day Camps

Youth summer day camps have been a long standing tradition at Hunt Hill! Our day camps typically feature environmental-themed learning activities, games, swimming, and crafts in small, age-appropriate groups.

Due to a limited staffing market and increased costs, Hunt Hill staff and board members decided to restructure our youth day camps in 2023. Day Camp registration will open in April 2023 with early access to Hunt Hill FAMILY and STUDENT Members. You must be a member first BEFORE registering for day camps (cannot be done in the same transaction online). Registration is required, and space is limited. Learn how to sign up for Day Camps HERE

Click the button below to learn more about our 2023 Youth Day Camps!

Ways to Register for a Program:

  • Select the BROWSE & REGISTER button below to register online. For guidance, please read the step-to-step guide on “How to Sign Up for a Program or Event” via Perfect Mind.
  • Call 715-635-6543 & pay via credit card over the phone (Mon-Fri, 9:00am-4:00pm).
  • Visit our office. Note: Check and cash are also accepted when registering in-person.