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Open Space Family Programs

Information about Open Space Family Programs.

Registration required.
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Discovery Days, youth ages 3-to-5 and their grown-up

Join an Open Space Educator with your little one at the Open Space Visitor Center and have fun together making discoveries about the natural world with hands-on science, story time, and an art project. Afterward, you’ll leave with a packet of ideas and activities to continue discovering at home.

Family Nature Club Hikes, all ages

Join an Open Space Educator on a family-friendly hike. Engage in hands-on learning together as a family, listen to natural history fun facts, enjoy storytelling, and seek out wildlife. Please arrive prepared to explore the outdoors. Trail will accommodate larger-wheeled strollers.

Explorer Backpacks: The Public Library catalog, geared for families

There are two family outdoor fun activity backpacks available to borrow as part of the library’s collection. Rio Grande Bosque Explorer Backpack is located at the South Valley library and the Volcanoes & Petroglyphs Explorer Backpack is located at the Taylor Ranch library. The backpacks contain books, materials, binoculars and magnifying glass, and a bilingual (Spanish and English) activity guide.