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 June 18, 2018

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Mon 18th
Tue 19th

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

June 19 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
DoubleTree by Hilton

ZUMBA at the Carousel Museum

June 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The New England Carousel Museum
Wed 20th

Women's Street Survival class

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Varasconi’s School of Self Defense
Thu 21st

Movie: The Post

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

The Truth About Having Incredible Health & Function

June 21 @ 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm
SoVita Chiropractic Bristol
Fri 22nd

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Sat 23rd

Imagine Nation Loves Bristol

June 23 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Bristol Farmer's Market, Saturdays from June 23 to October 27, 2018

June 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Centre Square at North Main St.
Sun 24th

Royal Tea Parties at the New England Carousel Museum

June 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The New England Carousel Museum

Scoundrels & Scandals: Some Early 19th Century Clockmakers & the Law

June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
American Clock & Watch Museum
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