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 January 15, 2018

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Mon 15th
Tue 16th

Morning Jolt - Presented by PYVOT & the Central CT Chamber of Commerce

January 16 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton
Wed 17th

Book Bites Book Group @ BPL

January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library
Thu 18th

Soup and a Movie: Maudie

January 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

PYVOT - 2018 Opening Event - Spare Time Bristol

January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spare Time – Bristol
Fri 19th

MEDIUM PATTI SINCLAIR

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Eastern High School
Sat 20th

Bristol History Room Saturday Hours: Bristol High Schools Yearbook Exhibit

January 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Bristol History Room

Avid Adventures: Winter Orienteering with Maps, GPS, Compass (for older teens & adults)

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Sun 21st

Bristol Elk's Family Breakfast

January 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Bristol Elks Club

Brass Ring, CT: A Steampunk Event at The New England Carousel Museum

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum
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