New children’s play area Grasshopper Grove opens
On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is celebrating Earth Day with a host of activities at the Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall.
Everyone will have fun in the “Green Zone” where museum staff will lead earth-friendly family activities. Children who get their free Planet Protector Passport stamped at each booth will win a prize. Children will also enjoy hay rides and meeting live farm animals including goats, rabbits, chickens and Black Jack, the Clydesdale horse.
At noon, the grand opening of Grasshopper Grove, the museum’s new natural play space for young children, will commence. Grasshopper Grove is a half-acre of natural elements that will give young children the opportunity to find adventure and appreciate the wonder of nature by climbing on fallen trees, digging in dirt piles, balancing on boulders and creating imaginative worlds with sticks, pinecones and bark.
Most activities are free with the suggested donation of $5 per car for parking. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All funds raised will support environmental education. Hike-a-Thon 2013 will kick off the Earth Day Celebration earlier in the day. Rain date is Sunday, April 28.
For more information, visit the museum’s website at hhnaturemuseum.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.