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Kids Programs

Summer Hours:

Sunday to Thursday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
Friday & Saturday | 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Admission by Donation

Music in Nature with Andrew Ichikawa

The Nature Centre is partnering with Andrew Ichikawa of Music Together to offer this one-of-a-kind family event! Make nature-inspired music with Andrew, then join Nature Centre staff on the trails to discover sounds in the river valley.

  August 10th | 10:00am – 11:15am 

$15 per family (Recommended for families with children ages 2-6)

Call  to register: 403-320-3064

Big Bird Little Bird

Children (ages 2-5) & adults discover all that summer has to offer through fun activities, crafts & games!

Get outside and explore nature with your preschooler during these 4 week sessions.

Wednesdays or Thursdays | 9:30am - 10:30am or 11:00am - NOON

Session 1: July | Session 2: August

Ages 2 to 5  |  $20/ child per session


Enjoy nature-based games and activities in these 4 week sessions.

Wednesdays or Thursdays |10:00am - NOON

Session 1: July | Session 2: August

Ages 6 to 10  |  $40/ child per session

Discover activities inspired by theatre, art, nature, and local history.

Learn, grow, and play at a new venue each day!
Galt Museum | Fort Whoop-Up | New West Theatre | Nature Centre | SAAG

Ages 6-10 | $175/ week

July 26-30 | 8:30am-4:30pm

August 9-13 | 8:30am-4:30pm

Join one of our education staff & discover the amazing plants & animals found right here in Lethbridge!

Programs will take place entirely outdoors. Cost: $35/ program

Choose from one of the following topics for your 1 hour private tour: 

  • Animal Tracking – Have you ever wondered what animals are in your neighbourhood during the winter? Discover more about our wild neighbours by exploring animal tracks & signs.
  • Birds, Birds, Birds! – The river valley is home to many different birds, some that stay year round & some that are here for part of the year. Discover the amazing birds that can be found in Lethbridge. 
  • Cottonwood Forest – Discover the only native tree species found in Lethbridge. Explore some of the creatures that depend on the cottonwood forest.
  • Creepers & Fliers – Take a closer look at the small crawling and flying animals found in Lethbridge. Explore where these animals live. Learn key ways to identify different groups of species.


Call for artwork to be displayed in Community Art Gallery 

Helen Schuler Nature Centre is excited to invite the next generation of artists to participate in the upcoming
Inspired by Nature Youth Art Exhibition.
In partnership with Rotary Club of Lethbridge East and the Friends of the Helen Schuler Nature Centre Society,
this annual showcase of creative expressions from youth aged 18 and under will be on display in the
Community Art Gallery this fall at the Nature Centre. 

Artists are encouraged to “find their muse” in nature, then create something that would inspire others to spend more time outside. Submissions can be mixed media, including: art, music, photography, videography, or writing. 

The deadline to submit an Expression of Interest is September 15, 2021. 
Full details are available online at   


Get Outside 101

Enjoy the benefits of being outside year-round!

Challenge yourself to try at least one fun outdoor activity every week!

Outdoor Adventure Club - on YouTube!

Tune in & Join Jr. Naturalists leader Taylor as he explores the coulees & Oldman river valley.

Learn about the local environment through a series of activities that encourage youth to get outdoors.