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 November 19, 2018

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Mon 19th

George E. Moulthrop, Amateur Photographer & Bristol Visual Historian

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library
Tue 20th
Wed 21st

Bristol Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

November 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prospect United Methodist Church
Thu 22nd

Thanksgiving Day

November 22
Fri 23rd

Playful Learners Playgroup at Imagine Nation

November 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center
Sat 24th

St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair

November 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Gregory CCD Center
Sun 25th

St. Gregory Christmas Craft Fair

November 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
St. Gregory CCD Center
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