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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...more
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.
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...More
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...More
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...More