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  • Hours

    Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm Sunday 1pm-4pm Trails open 7am-Dusk

  • Cost

    Trails are free to public.
    Museum Building and Animal Hall $7/person
    Memberships available.

  • Children Ages

    Newborn to Adult

Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center

The Mission of Earthplace is to educate the community about nature and the environment and about ways of taking action to preserve, protect and enjoy nature and the environment. Founded in 1958 and accredited by The American Association of Museums, Earthplace maintains a 62 acre wildlife sanctuary with trails, exhibits an interactive natural history museum with wildlife dioramas, houses live wildlife for public viewing, and hosts many public nature programs and events. Other activities include a state-licensed preschool and summer camp, a wildlife rehabilitation program, and the Harbor Watch/River Watch water quality testing program.

Earthplace is located at 10 Woodside Lane, Westport, CT, and is open Monday through Saturday, 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 1 to 4 PM. The grounds are open daily from dawn to dusk. Admission to the grounds is free.

Earthplace is a private non-profit organization exempt from taxation under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Earthplace is an independent organization, and receives no federal or state funding and only limited local funds. Earthplace relies on the generosity of its members and friends for the majority of its financial support. Earthplace also receives donations from grants and foundations, as well raises money through special fundraising events.

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