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Public Programs


April - June 2018

Spring Break Day

Are you a high school, middle school, or elementary student with no plans for spring break? Join us! Enjoy bounce houses, corn hole, relay races, field games, river animals, arts and crafts, prizes, and more! PLUS see the grand opening of our brand new Fred W. Beazley River Academy. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

FREE – No Registration Required - Questions?: (757)-399-7487

Date:  Tuesday April 3 (12-3 PM)

Earth Day Weekend - Kids

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the Earth and Elizabeth River. We'll be playing games and have crafts. You can borrow insect nets and binoculars or see some of our river critters up close. Stop by any time between the hours listed. 

FREE – No Registration Required - Questions?: (757)-399-7487

Date:  Saturday April 21 (1-4 PM)

The Great Migration Bird Walk

Over 150 species of birds have been spotted at Paradise Creek Nature Park! Join local expert David Gibson on a tour of the park and its resident and visiting birds. Bring your own binoculars or borrow a pair of ours. All skill levels welcome.

FREE – Registration Required: (757)-399-7487,

Date:  Saturday April 28 (8-10 AM)

Kayaking Paradise Creek

Join us for a guided tour of Paradise Crerek Nature Park's 11-acre wetland and Paradise Creek in the region's first clear-bottom kayaks and see the river life up close. Learn about the history of the park and river, the wildlife supported by this valuable habitat and more! Mut be 12 years or older to participate, must be 18 or older without an adult. No prior experience necessary.

$40 per person/$30 for members– Registration Required
Limited spots available - 
Please call for details and reservation: (757)-399-7487

Dates:  Saturday May 19 (1-3 PM), register by Thursday May 17
             Saturday June 2 (11 AM - 1 PM), register by Thursday May 31
             Saturday June 16 (12-2 PM), register by Thursday June 14