Events & Art Shows

Special Event Winter Solstice Celebration

Wednesday, December 21 • 7:30 to 9:30 PM
The West Woods, Nature Center

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Plan to make the most out of the longest night of the year by registering to explore the roots of our modern holiday celebrations!

Guests will enjoy treats, hot beverages and music; create a solstice-themed craft; stroll the self-guided Solstice Traditions Trail, a magical, candlelit route through the forest, complete with a bonfire; and interactive skits highlighting solstice traditions of various civilizations with costumed interpreters.

Registration is required to participate by selecting Programs & Events from the above dropdown. Please dress for time spent indoors and out. Only indoor portions will be fully wheelchair/stroller accessible.

Special Event Art Shows

This season at The West Woods Nature Center
(Available to visit daily 10 AM to 4 PM)


“Nature’s Reflections: Photography from the Feminine Spirit”

Running October 14, 2022, through January 8, 2023

Experience unique perspectives on Nature, from the gentle to the fierce, through the lenses of artists Aimee Pierson, Michelle Brosius and Jen Beck.

This display opens with a special Meet the Artist event Friday, October 14, from 7 to 9 p.m., which the artists themselves plan to attend.

Please note the following building closures scheduled during this exhibition: November 11 and 24, December 25 and 26, and January 1.