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

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Tue 20th

Manross Movie: La La Land!

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

BRISTOL BRASS & WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT

June 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Senior Center
Wed 21st

Book Bites: The Other Einstein

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Quota International of Bristol Annual Blood Drive

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
St. Josephs Church
Thu 22nd

Library Coffee House: Tino Malone

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bristol Public Library

Fashion in Watercolor

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bristol Historical Society
Fri 23rd

SNAP Application Assistance

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wheeler Health & Wellness Center

Pet Parade

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Manross Memorial Library
Sat 24th

Bristol Farmer's Market

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

2017 Cruise Nights

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Northside Square
Sun 25th

"Finding Joy in my Journey" - A Multimedia Art Show

June 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center

Concert on the Green with Cajun Ray and the Steamers

June 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Federal Hill Green
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