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Join CMNC in celebrating Earth Day with a day full of fun outdoor activities! Join us for a day enjoying the outdoors. Included with regular admission you will have the opportunity attend short classes and learn more about the outdoors Special Guests – Pony and a Zoo will be on site for 2 hours in the morning with pony rides and all their fun friends to meet and learn more about them. All day self guided activities: Plant an Oak Tree – Materials Provided Tour Historic Buildings Hike a trail Bird watching Geocaching Check out our library...Read More
Welcome all members to your Annual Member Meeting and Picnic! Come out and meet your Board of Directors at 5: 00 pm on Saturday, April 22 This is an opportunity for all current CMNC members to have a voice in the governance of Crowley. All members are encouraged to attend. Typically votes would be taken at this time but currently there are no items on the agenda requiring membership vote. Learn what is happening at Crowley Museum and Nature Center Find out about upcoming events and summer programs Following the meeting, enjoy a family style picnic on...Read More
Join us for a full moon watching party on April 11 8 – 9:30 pm. Enjoy our night sky at Crowley as we learn about things lunar, write haiku (if you’d like); and have a “solo” experience while the moon rises. Finish the night’s activities with a warm treat around the campfire. Facts About the Moon The moon is not a planet, but a satellite of the Earth. The surface area of the moon is 14,658,000 square miles or 9.4 billion acres Only 59% of the moon’s surface is visible from earth. The moon rotates at 10 miles per hour compared to the earth’s rotation of 1000 miles per...Read More
Currently open for school programs by reservation year round Open Thursday thru Sunday 10-5 ! First Friday of each month we will open at 7 am for optimum birding! (Starting May 2017) School and educational opportunities available by advance reservation only by contacting Ann Cederberg at...Read More
Current Opportunities NATURE TOUR LEADERS If you are interested in or knowledgeable about native Florida flora and fauna, we need your help. Our boardwalk through five native habitats is a break from the everyday world and a reminder of what once was. Lend a hand in our guests learning experience. Contact (941) 322-1000. CHILDREN’S WORKSHOP LEADERS Children have a thirst to learn more about nature. They get deeply involved in the fact that there are places with no sidewalks or traffic. Taking home a nature craft adds to their enjoyment. Take part in this satisfying experience as a...Read More
The Children’s Discovery Path is a 3/8 mile long nature hiking path with five discovery stations where a child can stop and learn about animals, birds, and insects that are native to southwest Florida. Along this path, there are five interactive stations: Birds of Prey, Bats, the Gopher Tortoise, Spiders, and the Florida Panther. Each station has a fun, hands-on activity where path explorers can jump, climb, see, and feel what it is like to be one of these creatures. On the guided tour, a staff member will talk about the native flora and fauna of Florida and the need to preserve and...Read More
Take a guided history tour through a homestead cabin, the historic Tatum house, the pioneer museum, blacksmith shop, sawmill, and Tatum Ridge one-room schoolhouse. Learn details about early settlers to the Old Miakka community. Approximately 90 minutes. Don’t have a group? Enjoy our self guided tour $5.00 adults and $2.00 children. INFORMATION DAYS: Reservations required, group tour available by appointment minimum 8 participants. COST: $10 adults; $8.00 seniors, $5 kids 5-12, under 5 free. RESERVATIONS: Call 941-322-1000 or...Read More