Adventures in Nature

Ranger Mary Laycock assisting children with a craft during an Adventure in Nature program.
Ranger Mary Laycock assisting children during an Adventure in Nature program.

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Geared for children ages 3 to 12, this free program provides a safe and comfortable place for children to experience nature and play in an active learning environment. As in recent years, children will be grouped and explore activities according to their age to best meet the needs of such a wide range of ages.

Programs Start January 16, 2018

For more information on programs or road conditions on the day of programs, call 605-745-1134.

This year's theme is: Mysteries of Wind Cave


January 16, 2018 - Mysteries of the People
January 30, 2018 - Where have the bison gone?
February 13, 2018 - Explore the Cave!
February 27, 2018 - Stories in Stone
March 13, 2018 - Behind the Flame - Secrets of Fire
March 27, 2018 - The Case of the Missing Prairie Dog
April 10, 2018 - Scavenger Hunt

Ranger assisting child with compass demonstration
Ranger Charlie Baker and young visitor.

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Starting January 16th, programs will be held every other Tuesday through April 10th. 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 22, 2017

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Mailing Address:

26611 US Highway 385
Hot Springs, SD 57747


(605) 745-4600

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