Family Nature Night returns Jan. 22

'Enchanting animals' event hosted by Dickinson County Nature Center

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OKOBOJI, Iowa — The Dickinson County Nature Center will host its first Family Nature Night of 2021 on Friday, Jan. 22.

The “enchanting animals” themed Family Nature Night will take place inside the new Mase Monarch Lodge on the west side of the Nature Playscape. This event will have two time slots, with one at 5 p.m. and one at 7 p.m. with a limit of six families per program.

“We’re looking forward to talking about animals from around the world instead of just focusing on our animals here in Iowa. There are some really cool animals out there,” said environmental education coordinator Bryanna Kuhlman.

Children will be using paint during a portion of the program, so they should bring a paint shirt or come in clothes their parents won’t mind getting dirty. Each family will be placed at a table with craft supplies for each child coming with them. It will be easy to social distance, and families won’t have to share craft supplies in the interest of safety.

Individuals age 5 and above will be asked to wear a mask. When calling to save a spot, individuals should share how many children they’re bringing so everyone gets the craft supplies.


Family Nature Night lasts approximately 45 minutes and is free to the public. Pre-register for one of the two time slots by calling (712) 336-6352.

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