May activities at the Ogden Nature Center


The Ogden Nature Center is located at 966 W. 12th Street in Ogden, Utah.
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Every Tuesday from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members / Free with admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Grab a blanket and join us out in the field, alongside a pond, or under the trees for story time at the Ogden Nature Center! Every Tuesday afternoon, come read a book with us outside. We’ll dive deeper into the themes of the story by exploring the Ogden Nature Center. Please check in at the Visitor Center. No reservations needed, just drop in!

Wild Wednesdays: Frogs and Toads
Wednesday, May 1st from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members / Free with admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a frog and a toad? Can toads give you warts? Do frogs really pee through their skin? We will answer these questions and more as we explore these creatures up close. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Wetland Restoration Weekend
Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th from 8am – 4pm
Free admission
All ages welcome / Groups are encouraged
Come one come all to participate in wetland restoration at the Ogden Nature Center. Get your hands dirty learning about native ecosystems and help plant over 1800 native plants. Try your hand at habitat creation and take a stand in the fight against invasive species. Supplies are provided but limited. Please RSVP. For more information, please email or call 801-621-7595 and ask for Lauren or Eden. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Guided Bird Walks
May4th and June 1st, 9:15am to 10:15am
General Admission applies on May 4th and Free Summer Saturday on June 1st
Spring migration is a wonderful time to look for birds at the Ogden Nature Center. Join one of our naturalists on a guided walk through the preserve, where we will identify common migrants, learn how to use binoculars, and the best techniques to identify that mystery bird in your own backyard! *Binoculars and field guides will be provided. No registration required.

Wild Wednesdays: Mother Nature
Wednesday, May 8th from 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Free for members / Free with admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Help us celebrate Mother’s Day by looking at outstanding moms in nature. From the elephant who endures 22 months of pregnancy and gives birth to a 200 lb baby to the mommy orangutan who nurses her baby for 7 years! Bring your mother as we explore the wonders of Mother Nature. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Fly with the Flock 5K Trail Run & Pancake Breakfast / 2.5K for Kids
Saturday, May 11th, Race begins at 8 am
Register online at Full details are on the website.

Scout Saturday: Insect Study Badge
Saturday, May 11th from 10 am – 1 pm
Cost: $20/scout
Ages: 5-16
What better place to pick up a Boy Scout Insect Study Badge than the Ogden Nature Center? In this 3-hour workshop our naturalists will help scouts through the majority of the requirements for the Insect Study Badge. Pre-registration required; please visit our website for resources to help complete badge requirements and more information about our Scouts program. We sign blue cards! To sign up please call 801-621-7595 by May 10th.

Wild Wednesdays: Tweets & Twitters
Wednesday, May 15th from 3:45pm – 4:15pm
Free for members / Free with admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Check out songbird’s social media as you learn how birds communicate. Listen to a songbird symphony along the trails as you learn to identify birds by ear. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

SATURDAYS AT THE CENTER The Nature Center is changing with the seasons! Join us one Saturday every month to explore a relevant topic.
A Wild, Wet World
Saturday, May 18th
Ages: 5-9, 10 am – 11:30 am
Ages 10 -16, 12:30 pm – 2 pm
$2 for members / $5 for non-members
As the yearly thaw begins, wetlands are revived and teeming with life. We will learn how these ecosystems play a pivotal role in nature and head out to our ponds to collect data on the animals we find. To sign up please call 801-621-7595 by May 17th.

Wild Wednesdays: Patterns in Nature
Wednesday, May 22nd from 3:45 – 4:15 pm
Free for members / Free with admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Spots, stripes, and spirals, and all sorts of other shapes show up throughout the natural world. Join us as we learn about different shapes and patterns common in nature and how they help animals and plants survive and thrive. Meet in the Visitor Center.

Wild Wednesdays: Getting Your Family Back Into Nature
Wednesday, May 29th from 3:45 – 4:15 pm
Free for members / Free with admission: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 kids (2-11)
All ages
Do you remember playing outside with your family? Think about the first time you flipped over a rock and found an entire world underneath. In our busy lives it can be difficult to provide these experiences. Come learn fun ways to get back into nature with your families. We’ll make suggestions of nearby places that are awesome and convenient for a variety of ages and introduce you to outdoor resources for families. And we’ll do some exploring and free play. Please meet in the Visitor Center.

Island of the Blue Dolphins
Tuesdays – April 30th, May 14th and 28th
3:30 – 4:30 pm
$30 for members / $40 for non-members for 3-part session
Ages: 11–16
As society has changed over time, so has our relationship with the world around us. It is hard to believe there was a time when humans had to rely on themselves to obtain food, water, shelter, and everything else necessary in our lives. This program will focus around the book Island of the Blue Dolphins, by Scott O’Dell, a story that tells of a girl left alone to survive on an island by herself. Beyond reading, we will also learn about various writing devices and even work on some of our own survival skills. Classes open to both after-school and home school children; books must be purchased separately. Pre-registration required. Please call 801-621-7595.

SPEAKER SERIES: This Planet We Call Home
Earth is an incredible place, full of animals, plants, and other natural wonders that force us to reflect on our role in this world. Join us for a series of presentations from local nature-lovers and experts as we explore our world and what we can do to keep it healthy for generations to come.
The speaker series will be held in the L.S. Peery Education Center at the Ogden Nature Center.
Cost: Members of the Ogden Nature Center enjoy free admission, otherwise $3 for children and $6 for adults. Pre-registration required by calling 801-621-7595.

Monday, May 13th, 6 pm – Form in Nature
Speaker: Alex Frank, lead naturalist, Ogden Nature Center
Why do zebras have stripes, and leopards spots? Why are the cells in beehives hexagons? Why are 99.9% of all animals symmetrical? Every shape, style, and color in nature has a purpose. Join us as we discuss various forms found throughout the natural world, and how these forms have shaped our own world as well.

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