Nature Explorers Family Class

Advance Registration Required!
Caregiver & Child weekly nature class
Thursdays, from June 20 – August 29 (no class on July 4)
Best suited for ages 0-4 year olds. Baby siblings are welcome.
Register for one or more days!

Even the smallest explorers can enjoy summer at ACES in our new weekly class for 0-4 year old children and caregivers. Join for just one class or sign up for multiple this summer!

Arrive between 10:15-10:30am to freely investigate our class meeting area and connect with other families. From 10:30-11:30am come together for stories, songs, sensory exploration, and a walk to find the answer to a nature question.  Denali will select a different theme each week and tailor these experiences to children ages 0-4 with their accompanying adults.

Class will be held outside rain or shine so please dress appropriately for the weather each day. Bathrooms will be available.

About the Instructor:

Denali Barron joined the ACES family as a summer naturalist in 2012. Since 2013, she has taught thousands of students through the ACES education programs, and she never gets tired of spending time with kids as they expand their sense of wonder for our natural world. Now that Denali has two children of her own she is dedicated to learning about our beautiful home from the very small person’s point of view. She is excited to share Hallam Lake nature preserve with other young explorers and their caregivers.

How To Get There:

Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.

BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Hallam Lake in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including local gift certificates, bike accessories, and more.

PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Hallam Lake visitors only. Please park efficiently. Drop-off overflow parking for Hallam Lake programs is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down the stairs to the center. We are an IDLE FREE community.

Nature Explorers Family Class


$15 per family
Members receive 10% off with coupon code

Register after June 1!

Weekly, Thursdays, 10:30am

Upcoming Dates:

June 20, 2024 from 10:30–11:30am

June 27, 2024 from 10:30–11:30am

July 11, 2024 from 10:30–11:30am

July 18, 2024 from 10:30–11:30am

July 25, 2024 from 10:30–11:30am


Hallam Lake