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Preschool Groups

Nature-based preschool programs are designed to connect early learners, ages five and under, to nature in memorable and exciting ways.

Getting to Know Your Animal Friends
Introduce students to common Kentucky wildlife and the places they call home. Program includes guided exploration of the Wildlife Viewing Room, meeting a friendly Bernheim snake, and taking a nature walk to find animals and animal clues.

Seasonal Nature Walk
Sights and sounds along this walk change seasonally, like spring songbirds and fall colors. Students will explore the Bernheim landscape and consider these changes by using their five senses, curious minds, and vivid imaginations.

Weaving Art and Nature with Wee Folk
Students will explore Earth Measure, our newest large scale sculpture, and then take a walk to discover connections between art and nature. Program concludes with students building bug hideouts and fairy houses, using only natural materials.

Time and Fee Considerations

  • Preschool programs last one hour and can be scheduled year-round.
  • Preschool program fees run t $7 per student, with a group minimum of $75.
  • There is no charge for teachers or chaperones, but a minimum of one adult is required for every 10 students in attendance.
  • Groups concerned about program fees should contact Whitney Wurzel, Manager of Nature-based Education, at or (502) 955-8512.

Field Trip Planning
To learn more about planning a Bernheim field trip, including how to schedule a visit, please see the Teacher Resources section of our website.