Seasonal Programs

All Morningside Nature Center Programs have paused for the summer and will resume in September.

Barnyard Buddies: Every Wednesday at 3:00 pm at the Living History Farm   Free
Morningside Nature Center has a farm, ee—i—ee—i—oh! On this farm, youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding on the Living History Farm. This program is free but the animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, sweet potatoes, and melons (please give these items to a staff member and not directly to the animals). With a sheep here—and a cow there—learning about heritage breeds is fun! This free program begins at 3:00 pm in the Living History Farm.

Frogs and Friends Friday:  First Friday of every Month at 2:00 pm at the Education Building at Morningside Nature Center   Free
Join the fun, get the facts! Youngsters, with an adult, can join a Morningside Nature Center animal caretaker for an exciting and educational program featuring live amphibians and reptiles. This free program begins at 2 pm in the Education Building.   Frogs and Friends Friday dates are Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7, April 4 and May 2.
This free program begins at 2:00 pm in the Education Building.

Living History Days: First Saturday of every Month 9:00 am–4:30 pm at the Living History Farm   Free
During Living History Days, interpreters portray day-to-day life on an 1870 Florida farm. Living History Days are free and take place every Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm through the month of May. The farm is open to the public from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday all year long. Cell phone tours are also available at the Living History Farm.


Enjoy nature at your own pace: Gainesville’s premier nature park, Morningside Nature Center, has more than six miles of trails that wind through sandhill, flatwoods, and cypress domes. A Cell Phone Tour will guide you through the Living History Farm.