Family & Weekend Programs

Meet the Animals of Woodcock at Nod Hill Brewery
Sunday, July 26 from 3-5:30 pm

Enjoy Nod Hill Brewery’s new outdoor biergarten while learning about resident animals from the nearby Woodcock Nature Center. Educators from Woodcock will cruise the crowd with a few of their most popular animal ambassadors. A portion of all 4-pack purchases of Nod Hill’s popular house IPA, Geobunny will benefit the Nature Center and is also available for pre-order starting July 21. Hot off the grill and made to order, visitors can also grab tasty arepas and other delights on site courtesy of The Chamo.

Families are welcome. Event is weather dependent and on-site safety policies apply – please visit for details.

Family S'mores & more! - POSTPONED UNTIL FALL

​Bring the whole family for some after-dinner s’mores and more! The nature center will be open for viewing the more than 30 reptiles and amphibians that call Woodcock home. Kids can burn off their dessert by exploring our playground and fitness trail! No dogs please.

This event is FREE but registration required

Under the Harvest Moon

Friday, September 25 at 7 pm

Join us in our picturesque candlelit pavilion for a farm-to-table benefit featuring food, music and a live auction.


Chef Sarah Bouïssou of Sarah's Wine Bar will craft a delectable meal from a selection of produce donated from local farms including Ambler Farm, Horseshoe Farm and The Hickories.

No. 109 Cheese and Wine will provide a sampling of artisanal cheeses and appetizers, and a generous wine-tasting selection will be provided by Ridgefield’s Cellar XV Wine Market.


A tasting with craft brewers from Nod Hill Brewery will be on hand for beer-loving guests as well as selections from Two Roads and Palm.

Frothy Forage 

Saturday, October 3, 1-5 pm

(rain date Sunday, October 4)

Bring the whole family for a one-of-a-kind hiking and beer tasting experience. At secret locations along the Woodcock trails, we’ll feature a unique craft brew from our partner Nod Hill Brewery (plus soda tasting with Hosmer Mountain Soda!).

Where the Wild Things Run 5K & Kids Fun Run
Sunday, October 18, 2020 at 8:30 am - Fun Run at 9:00 am

Join us for a run that is 90% trail with a mix of groomed trails, rugged trails and narrow  ridges/boardwalks. The terrain of the 5k will highlight the diversity and beauty of the Woodcock property. 

Kids Fun Run (approx. 1K) is geared towards ages 6 and up. This course is appropriate for walkers and runners of all ages. Parents are welcome to accompany their children but are not required to race. 

Stick around after the races for some unique post-race festivities on the nature center grounds including s'mores, music, nature crafts, turtle races, lawn games, shoe demo from our friends at Merrell and more. The nature center building, which is home to more than 20 reptiles and amphibians, will be open for visiting as will the natural playground and fitness trail. 

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Woodcock Nature Center

56 Deer Run Road, Wilton, CT 06897

P (203) 762-7280

F (203) 834-0062

Our mission is to connect people to the habitats, plants and animals of Southwestern CT through programs that build awareness, nurture understanding, and advance conservation. 

© Woodcock Nature Center 2019