The Butterfly House is open Wednesday through Sunday 11am-4pm weather permitting. For inclement weather please call ahead. The Butterfly House is closed Monday & Tuesday and will remain closed after October 1st.

For School Teachers & Summer Program Leaders

Field Trips and TNC to Go Group Programs

Over 1100 groups of area children and scouts come to the Tenafly Nature Center each year. With their boundless curiosity, they touch, observe and listen to the natural world. This year you can join our professional educators as they bring classroom concepts to life and lead your students in hands-on learning and close observations in a 380-acre living museum.

Field Trip programs are developed for students ages 3 and up. These programs are designed to help educators meet some of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards, Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, Next Generation Science Standards, and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards.

TNC to Go programs are designed to be taught at your location, however you can also schedule a field trip to Tenafly Nature Center to participate in these same experiences.

After School Enrichment

Our After School series are developed for children in grade Kindergarten-5th grade, and instill students with an appreciation of the wonders of the natural world. Professional Environmental Educators will guide your child through activities at your school. Learn about the animals of New Jersey, create natural art projects, and discover what our backyards have to offer. 

Professional Development

Tenafly Nature Center is a registered provider with the NJ Professional Development Provider Directory, and offers workshops to train Pre-K to High school teachers, scout leaders, pre-service teachers, camp counselors, and others who work with children to utilize various environmental education resources.  

Schedule a School or Summer Group Program

When you schedule a program, a time slot will be reserved for you (this includes your arrival, 1-3 programs, and optional trail and food time). Time slots can be scheduled between the hours of 9 am–9 pm, seven days a week, depending upon our educator availability. School and summer group programs are usually booked Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:30 am-2:00 pm, but other time slots can also be arranged.

Schedule Early! Spring and Fall time slots can fill months in advance, but we're open all year.