Adventures in Nature

Ranger and young boy looking at a feature in the cave.
Ranger assisting children during an Adventure in Nature program.

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All families are welcome to attend, however, this program is geared for children ages 4 to 10. This free program provides a safe and comfortable place for children to experience nature and play in an active learning environment. Children will be grouped by age and explore activities according to their age. Materials for younger children to explore with an adult will also be available during this time.

An RSVP isn't mandatory but appreciated to ensure we have supplies for all children the day of the program.

Programs Start January 7, 2020

For more information on programs or road conditions on the day of programs, call 605-745-4600.

This year's topic is: Sustainability

We would like to get the kids involved each week and may ask them to bring items in for different activities and projects.

January 7, 2020 - Bison
January 21, 2020 - Plants
February 4, 2020 - Black-footed Ferrets
February 18, 2020 - Bugs
March 3, 2020 - Water
March 17, 2020 - Cave Week
March 31, 2020 - Bats
Ranger assisting child with compass demonstration
A ranger with a young visitor looking at a compass.

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Starting January 7th, programs will be held every other Tuesday through March 31st. The programs are two hours from 10:00 am to Noon. Come prepared for hands-on activities, crafts, stories and an outdoor adventure.

Last updated: December 15, 2019

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Mailing Address:

26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


(605) 745-4600

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