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 August 21, 2017

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Mon 21st

Solar Eclipse Event: LIBRARY-WIDE

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Pooch Plunge

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rockwell Park Pool
Tue 22nd
Wed 23rd

Bats Are Good Guys

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Magnificent Monarchs

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sessions Woods
Thu 24th

Dog Days of Summer

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Crocodile Club 2017!

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Compounce
Fri 25th

Once Upon A Farm

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

MumFest Mural & Painting Event at T-Salon Cafe

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
T-Salon Cafe House
Sat 26th

Bristol Farmer's Market

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Geology Walk

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Sun 27th

Cars and Coffee Swap Meet

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NAPA Auto Parts

125th Anniversary Celebration - Immanuel "God With Us" The Journey Continues 1892-2017

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
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