Upcoming Programs at Walnut Creek Wetland Center

News posted Feb. 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

Preschool Swamp Romps
Ages 2-6
February 21: Beavers!
Program Fee: $2 (children only; parents stay)
Barcode: 213432
Bring your budding naturalist to the Walnut Creek Wetland Center for an exciting learning experience. A craft, engaging activity and guided walk through the wetland will awaken your preschooler's sense of wonder. Each month will feature a different nature-inspired theme. Please register at least four days prior to the program.

Wee Wetland Walkers
Geared toward Ages 3 and under
February 22
Barcode: 214471
This free program is designed to move at a toddler's pace: Run. Stop. Pick dandelions. Run. Climb on a rock. Find an interesting leaf! Join others for an easy-paced hike around the greenway, accompanied by one of our naturalists. Please register at least 24 hours in advance.

Cub Scout Explorations: Reptiles and Amphibians
Ages 5-11
February 25
Program Fee: $4 (children only; drop-off program)
Barcode: 215237
Spend some time in an urban wetland exploring nature! Individual Scouts or Scout groups are welcome, but class size is limited. Each individual Cub Scout must be registered. Bring a water bottle and come dressed to be outdoors and possibly get a little messy. (You may want to bring a change of clothes.) Advance registration is required. Fee applies to Scouts only. There is no charge for Scout leaders.

Celebrate Seuss!
Ages 3 and up (children only; parents of preschoolers stay; drop off for older kids)
March 2
Program Fee: $3
Barcode: 214573
On the 114th anniversary of the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel we will celebrate Read Across America Day! We will enjoy one of Dr. Seuss' many creative stories, make a related craft, have a Seussical snack and learn some interesting facts about this revered hero of the printed word! Come dressed for the weather as we will take a walk as well! Adults must accompany children; adults attend free.

Playing out with the Elements: Fire Making
Ages 8-12
March 4
Program Fee: $3
Barcode: 214574
There is something primitive in how humans are drawn to the elements: We are mystified by lightning, rainbows, waterfalls and leaves as they swirl in an autumn whirlwind. For children especially, the elements are magnets, drawing them to experience, imagine and manipulate. Each session will highlight one of the elements through a safe and engaging activity. Children should be dressed to be outdoors and to get messy or wet. This program is designed to give parents/guardians time to enjoy the park while children enjoy the program.


  • Walnut Creek Wetland Center
  • 950 Peterson Street
  • Raleigh, NC 27610

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