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Spring Wild Adventure Programs

Make your child’s spring break a wild adventure!

In partnership with Southwick’s Zoo, we are offering three single-day educational programs for kids in grades 2-6 during April vacation! Children will learn through hands-on activities including games, crafts, and even meeting a few of the EARTH Discovery Center’s animal ambassadors up close and personal!

Did you know we also offer longer Wild Adventure Programs during the summer? Click here to learn more about Summer Wild Adventure Programs.

2020 Spring Program Sessions

EARLY BIRD OFFER: Register by February 15th to save $10 on Spring Wild Adventure Programs with Early Bird pricing.

Tuesday, April 21: T-Rex to Turkeys

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6
$80 nonmember / $70 EARTH member

This program focuses on how modern animals evolved from their prehistoric ancestors. By examining evolution, we can discover some surprising connections! Did you know that the T-Rex is connected to turkeys and chickens? Students will explore the connections between different species of animals and what makes them alike and unique.

Wednesday, April 22: It’s What’s On The Inside That Counts

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6
$80 nonmember / $70 EARTH member

Looking at how animals behave and function is fascinating! In this program, we will explore animal behaviors, eating habits, body structure, and adaptations to discover what makes different species thrive in specific environments.

Thursday, April 23: Move it! Move it!

9:00am-3:00pm – Grades 2-6
$80 nonmember / $70 EARTH member

Locomotion is the name of the game here. Not trains, but how animals move on land, in water, and in the air, as well as the unique adaptations that allow them to survive in their habitats. Different species will be examined to figure out what makes them suited to their environment.


I'm an EARTH Member, how do I get my discount?
EARTH members receive a $10 discount on Spring Wild Adventure Programs and a 10% discount on Summer Wild Adventure Programs.  To receive your member discount when you register, click the green “register button” on the eventbrite page, then “enter promotional code”. Your code is the first 5 letters of your last name + the first 2 letters of your first name. Example: John Smith’s code would be SMITHJO. If your last name is fewer than 5 letters, just use your full last name + the first 2 letters of your first name, Jane Doe’s code would be DOEJA.
Where and when do I drop my child off?

Please drop your child off at 8:45am at the picnic table located near the top of the zoo’s small parking lot (near the main gate).

Where do I pick up my child?

Children will be picked up at 3:00pm at the same location as drop-off/check-in.

What should my child wear?
Make sure your child is dressed for the weather. We spend most of the day outdoors and do a large amount of walking, so we recommend that children wear comfortable shoes and do not wear sandals or open toed shoes.
What should my child bring?
Kids should bring: Water bottle, lunch, sunscreen, insect repellent, hat/visor, & a backpack. Depending on the weather, you may want to pack additional clothing such as a sweatshirt, additional pair of socks, etc.

For more information, please contact:

Bob Clark, Program Director, at

Located at Southwick’s Zoo

2 Southwick’s Street

Mendon, MA 01756



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