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Programs & Events at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center

Sep
27
2022
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Sep
28
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Sep
29
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
1
2022
Swamp Bird Walks

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Contact LABO for more information or visit http://www.braudubon.org/labo for more details on their activity schedule. Aug. 6 + Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 + Dec. 3 / 7-9 a.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration not required

Oct
4
2022
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Oct
5
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
6
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
8
2022
Trail Time Translated

Trail Time Translated incorporates all the fun of our Trail Time for Toddlers class along with a translator to help all of our visitors enjoy this program. We offer classes in Mandarin, Spanish and ASL – one for each language in both the spring and the fall. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each program begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 10: Mandarin Oct. 8: Spanish Nov. 12: ASL 9:30-11:30 a.m. $10 per child EBR Parish residents $12 per child out-of-parish residents

Ages: 2-5

Oct
11
2022
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Oct
12
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
13
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
14
2022
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight, because this program runs at night. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Haunted Hikes this year for tons of fun!

Oct
18
2022
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Oct
19
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
20
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
21
2022
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight, because this program runs at night. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Haunted Hikes this year for tons of fun!

Oct
25
2022
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Oct
26
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
27
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Oct
28
2022
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children. This program is an alternative to the commercial haunted houses, which are geared more for teenagers and adults. Participants learn about snakes, insects, rats, and other “creepy critters” as they stop at educational stations along the trail. Track down costumed characters to receive “treasures” then trek through the Swamp Graveyard to our Education Building for Carnival Games and Spooky Storytime. No scare tactics are used during this program, and participants are welcome to come in costume if they choose. All participants should bring a flashlight, because this program runs at night. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Join us at Haunted Hikes this year for tons of fun!

Nov
1
2022
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Nov
2
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Nov
3
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Nov
4
2022
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission. Nov. 4+5 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission fees apply Registration is not required

Nov
5
2022
Swamp Bird Walks

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Contact LABO for more information or visit http://www.braudubon.org/labo for more details on their activity schedule. Aug. 6 + Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 + Dec. 3 / 7-9 a.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration not required

Nov
5
2022
Craft Corner at the Swamp

Looking to express yourself through some nature-themed crafts while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Swamp? Join us quarterly as we host Craft Corner and provide a variety of fun and interactive crafts for you to complete with us or take home to work on at your leisure. This program is included with your general admission. Nov. 4+5 / 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission fees apply Registration is not required

Nov
8
2022
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for kids ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks. This is a perfect opportunity for homeschool parents to supplement their science education curricula in a natural setting. The program is held four times a month and themes change each class. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Tuesdays / Sept. 6-Nov. 8 / 2-4 p.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 6-10

Nov
9
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Nov
10
2022
Trail Time For Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks. Themes change from week to week, and none are repeated within a calendar year. Participants sign up for a month at a time (4 weekly classes) and can choose to attend the Wednesday or Thursday session. Special weekend sessions may be scheduled to accommodate working parents; contact staff for more information. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each month begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 7-Nov. 10 / 9:30-11:30 a.m. $40 per month (4 classes) per child EBR Parish residents November is $20 (2 classes) $48 per month (4 classes) per child out-of-parish residents - November is $24 (2 classes)

Ages: 2-5

Nov
11
2022
Swamp Flashlight Night

We welcome you to enjoy the Swamp at night by visiting us during our Swamp Flashlight Night! Staff will be facilitating live animal encounters throughout the event. Enjoy a leisurely night hike with your family and friends. The swamp trails can be really dark at night – so don’t forget to bring a flashlight. If you don’t have one, check out our gift shop for some options. Close-toed shoes and insect repellants are recommended. Please note that admission to the trails ends at 8:15 p.m. Aug. 12 + Nov. 11 / 5-9 p.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration is not required

Nov
12
2022
Swamp Art Show Field Days

Those interested in working on entry pieces for the upcoming Swamp Art Show Series can visit the swamp on this day for inspiration (FOR FREE!). Whether your gear includes canvases or cameras, come out and enjoy this paint-out and field-shoot day. Bring your own supplies – we’ll provide a workspace indoors and out for you to create your masterpieces! Nov. 12 + 13 / Operating Hours Registration is not required

Nov
12
2022
Trail Time Translated

Trail Time Translated incorporates all the fun of our Trail Time for Toddlers class along with a translator to help all of our visitors enjoy this program. We offer classes in Mandarin, Spanish and ASL – one for each language in both the spring and the fall. The child must be accompanied by an adult. Registration for each program begins on the 1st of the month prior. Sept. 10: Mandarin Oct. 8: Spanish Nov. 12: ASL 9:30-11:30 a.m. $10 per child EBR Parish residents $12 per child out-of-parish residents

Ages: 2-5

Dec
3
2022
Swamp Bird Walks

Join us for extended morning hours on the first Saturday of every month to check out the feathered friends that call Bluebonnet Swamp home. Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails while identifying various bird species. Bird-watching techniques and identification tips are also discussed. Beginners are welcome. Field guides and binoculars are optional but recommended. Want a more hands-on experience with birds? Contact LABO for more information or visit http://www.braudubon.org/labo for more details on their activity schedule. Aug. 6 + Sept. 3 + Oct. 1 + Nov. 5 + Dec. 3 / 7-9 a.m. General admission fees apply / Free to pass holders Registration not required

Dec
17
2022
Dog Day at the Swamp

With our Dog Days, BSNC drops its “No Pets” policy and opens its doors and trails to pets 4 days out of the year! All pets are welcome, but they must be on a leash and have their vaccinations current.

 

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