Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Get ready to be immersed in nature among the insects and animals to behold!

Located at 175 Shrub Road in Bristol, the Barnes Memorial Nature Center is a community center where people of all ages can be educated on nature. With regular exhibits and planned activities facilities by staff and volunteers, the nature center truly is a place to develop a love for nature and animals.

Stop by to meet Ruby the Red-tailed Hawk, check out the collection of reptiles and amphibians, adventure through the trails, and have fun with the interactive exhibits! You’ll walk out of there, as a nature and animal pro!

The nature center is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10am until 4pm and Sundays from 12pm until 4pm. There are four total hiking trails that are open dawn to dusk. The Blue-Blazed Hiking Trail System which was established in 1929 connects to the Tunxis Mainline Trail. Admission is free although donations are highly encouraged.

175 Shrub Road, Bristol CT, 06010
Barnes Memorial Nature Center
175 Shrub Road, Bristol CT, 06010

This Week In Bristol

Events for week of March 20, 2017

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Tue 21st

The Irish Culture & Its Influence on Bristol's History

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Spring Concert and Rich Theriault's 70th Birthday Celebration

March 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect United Methodist Church
Wed 22nd

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

March 22 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

March 22 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 23rd

Book & Movie Combo: A Man Called Ove (PG-13)

March 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 24th

Dudes' Night Out

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center

Hollywood at the Bijou: "The Invisible Ray" (1934) & "The Devil Commands" (1941)

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 25th

Bristol Soap Box Derby Pancake Breakfast

March 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Immanuel Lutheran Church

Tenth Annual Safety Fair

March 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Bristol Public Library
Sun 26th

Princess Tea at New England Carousel Museum

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

"Glory!" - BEHS Madrigal Singers with The Nutmeg Symphony Orchestra

March 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bristol Eastern High School
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