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 April 17, 2017

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Mon 17th
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Tue 18th

Movie: Fences

April 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Wed 19th

Firehouse Friends Club at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Mix-It-Up at The New England Carousel Museum

April 19 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
Thu 20th

Artsy Thursday Performance by T-Bone Camp Muckalucka

April 20 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Monsters & Mayhem: The Art of Wickedly Twisted Storytelling

April 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Fri 21st

Family Friday at Imagine Nation

April 21 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Adult Coloring Craze Party @ Bristol Historical Society

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Sat 22nd

66th Annual FISHING DERBY

April 22 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
Page Park Lagoon

Indoor Tag Sale

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Sun 23rd
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