Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

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Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
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Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails • Forests
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Trails open 365 days a year, dawn to dusk. Visitor Center open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10-4 & Sunday 12-4. New exhibits and activities, view our extensive collection of reptiles and amphibians, meet live birds of prey, try your hand at one of our many interactive exhibits, and by all means, explore our trails!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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S. Swanson
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A Happy Place for Both People AND Animals
Jul 2019 • Family
Last Summer I moved up to CT and my grandma offered to bring me to Barnes Nature Center. Everyone in my family knows that I'm crazy about animals and only want what's best for them. I was a little skeptical at first, but when I learned that it was nothing at all like a zoo I was easily convinced I would enjoy myself there.
When I first walked in I knew that this was a great place for any true animal lover to spend their time. It felt good to know that all of the animals there were very well taken care of, and unlike at a zoo, they were only there for rehabilitation or because they could not go back into the wild. All of the critters there looked extremely healthy and to be honest, even a little spoiled!! They've even got a 33-year-old snake!
The staff and volunteers there were just as awesome to meet as the animals were. They made me feel welcome and were willing to answer any question that I had about the animals and Nature Center. I totally left with a smile on my face, and told everyone about how amazing it was there. I visit the Nature Center now every chance I get.
Written July 25, 2019
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jmclifton
Bristol, CT13 contributions
Compact Nature Center
Apr 2018 • Solo
The Barnes Nature Center is a great place to bring the family or school group or any other group to learn more about the natural things we live with. They have interactive exhibits in the building, classes and lots of marked trails around the property.
Written July 9, 2018
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akitkat118
Massapequa, NY97 contributions
So cute!!!
Feb 2018 • Family
We drove up from Long Island, NY to stay in Hartford. We ate in Bristol and went somewhere else... and were looking for something to do before going to the hotel. This came up on a google search so we took a chance! This place has a small indoor facility (I think the main draw in the trails in the warmer weather) but it was PERFECT for about an hour. The REALLY NICE thing was that they don't charge admission until March 1 so it was FREE to visit (I gave a small donation). There are 2 rooms, a "toddler craft activity room" and a little library. There are some birds and animals. My kids had a really nice time playing for a bit and it was nice and clean. I am so glad we took a chance to come visit this adorable little nature center!
Written February 19, 2018
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Jennifer O
Bristol, CT91 contributions
Afternoon walk
Nov 2017 • Family
The center has well maintained trails. Easy, short walk for families with young kids or elderly grandparents. The center has made wonderful updates with interactive activities for children of all ages. Live animal displays with informative staff on site. Gift shop with drinks and snacks available for purchase. Plenty of free parking.
Written November 16, 2017
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Melissa M
3 contributions
Definitely worth visiting!
Nov 2017 • Family
My 6-year old son and I were looking for an outdoor activity to do this past Saturday because it was so nice out. We had heard of, and seen the Trip Advisor write up for, Barnes Nature Center and its outdoor hiking trails. Not only did we enjoy the hiking trails, but the indoor exhibits as well! In particular, my son and I loved the reptiles and amphibians and the many interactive exhibits. There was also an Owl that we observed! This was such a pleasant experience for us both!
Written November 7, 2017
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