Kids Night Out

Need an evening off? Join us for a Kids Night Out! This 3 hour drop off program includes dinner and an evening of fun for ages 6 – 10 (unless stated otherwise). This program is offered every month on a Friday evening. Spaces are limited. See below for a description of our upcoming Kids Night Out.

$27/child for members, $30/child for non-members, dinner is included

  • FULL – Call to be put on the waitlist – November 18th, 5 – 8 pm: Hunters of the Sky – As we lose our fall foliage, one type of animal really begins to stand out – raptors! Learn about the special adaptations that make these animals so successful. 
  • December 9th, 5 – 8 pm: Forbidden Trek (ages 10 – 14) – Join TNI after dark for a night of adventures. Hike off trail to explore forbidden routes and learn about animals that are the exceptions to the rules of the animal kingdom. Eat popsicles in December. It’s time to let the (bigger) kids have a night out!
  • January 27th, 4 – 7 pm: Winter Wonderland – What happens at TNI when the front gates close for the season? The wonders of winter begin! Explore the preserve in the dead of winter to see what’s happening during the cold season.
  • February 10th, 4 – 7 pm: In Love with Nature – Celebrate your love for nature at The Nature Institute! This Valentine’s themed Kids Night Out will include crafts, fun activities, and games.
  • March 24th, 4 -7 pm: Kitchen Chemistry – Learn how to use basic kitchen materials to create some amazing science experiments! 
  • April 21st, 5 – 8 pm: Diggin’ for Dinos – A classic night of dinosaur fun! Uncover fossils and learn how the land has shifted since the dinosaurs roamed the earth.
  • May 19th, 5 – 8 pm: Make a Splash – Summer is getting close, so it’s time to break out the water activities! Join us for a night of creek walks, water games, and H20 experiments.

After registering for program fill out the medical form which can be found below. The form will take you roughly 20 minutes to complete and you will not be able to save and return to it. If you are unable to finish the form right now, you can return to this page to fill it out later. If you have multiple children signed up for a program you will have to fill out a separate form for each child.

Please be sure to complete the medical form at least one week before the program starts.

The information asked for in the medical form helps TNI educator to ensure the health and safety of your child and sets the program up for success. Thank you for cooperation.

Fill Out Medical Form Here