Public Programs

The following are descriptions of our recurring programs at Gorman Nature Center. For program dates, visit our newsletter page here
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Moms & Kids

GNC's Moms & Kids program is a bimonthly program that has been held at Gorman Nature Center for over 30 years! Don't be confused by the name; Moms & Kids also welcomes dads, grandparents. uncles, aunts, etc. The program is designed for children ages 2-6, but older and younger siblings are welcome to attend and participate on a limited basis. This program is offered every Wednesday (except on holidays and during special events) with identical sessions at 9am and 10 am, and is focused on growth through outdoor discovery. 


Children are encouraged to bring a nature-related show-and-tell items with them each week, and adults are encouraged to add their names to our Moms & Kids email list so that they may receive program updates including: information regarding the upcoming program topic, tips and reminders for dressing appropriately for the weather, if the program will be mostly inside or outside, etc. 

The Night Sky
Birds & Breakfast Walk
Breakfast with the Birds
Nature Walk for Seniors
Creative Writing in the Outdoors
Junior Naturalist
Bringing Up Discoverers

About Our Parks

Our parks and staff are dedicated to education, enjoyment and preservation of Richland County's natural areas and inhabitants. Our goal is pursued by preserving natural areas for people to experience, and by providing opportunities for people of all ages to learn about the rich diversity of life and habitats in our county.

Our Location

Gorman Nature Center
2295 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(Closed Sunday-Monday and Federal Holidays. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk.)

419-884-FROG (3764)

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