Seasonal Programs

Check our Facebook page for specific dates and times: 

Please note: Dogs and other pets are not allowed at Morningside Nature Center. This includes all areas in the park. Morningside has a new phone number: 352-393-8240.

Barnyard Buddies:

FREE. Every Wednesday, Sept.–May, at 3:00 pm at the Living History Farm.

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! 

Frogs and Friends Friday: 

FREE. First Friday of every month, Sept.–May, at 2:00 pm in the Education Building at Morningside Nature Center. 

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.

Living History Days:

FREE. First Saturday of the month, Sept.–May, at 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Living History Farm. Step back in time, enjoy nature, and experience Florida as it was!

C’mon home to the Living History Farm and experience a time when the rooster’s crow and the rising sun, not an alarm clock, welcomed a new day! During Living History Days, interpreters portray day-to-day life on an 1870 Florida farm. Step back in time, enjoy nature, and experience Florida as it was! 

The farm is open to the public from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday 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 guides you through the Living History Farm.