To celebrate the first anniversary of the Niagara Glen Nature Centre, The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) has several events planned for Saturday, June 2, 2012.
The Nature Centre will be open for the season at 10 a.m., and visitors are invited to explore the new educational displays including “Animals of the Glen”, nature and geology touch tables and interpretive panels on the flora and geology of the Niagara Glen. Not only is touching allowed, it is encouraged!
Want to take a guided adventure deep into the Niagara Glen? Once again, daily hiking tours will be available throughout the season at the centre. Our Student Naturalists will tell you about the natural history of the Niagara Glen while pointing out fascinating items along the tour.
For a limited time only, visitors are also invited to discover the wonders of the universe at the Royal Ontario Museum’s Travelling Starlab. Experience a guided tour of our universe, discovering the stars, constellations and the myths that make up our night sky, all in the comfort of this on-site planetarium. All weekend, shows will run hourly (rain or shine) from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. from the Niagara Glen Pavilion and admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for children 6-12 and children 5 and under are free. Family passes for families of four or more is only $14.95 (tax included).
The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Niagara Centre (RASC) will also be returning with their popular “sun-scopes”. Between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., visitors will be able to safely view the sun while RASC members conduct interpretive presentations on our closest star.
The Friends of the Niagara Glen group will also be hosting a clean-up event in the Niagara Glen that day from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. All are welcome to join the group at the park entrance to the Niagara Glen at the top of the main access stairs. Feel free to stay as long as you can! Those planning to spend the afternoon at the Niagara Glen are encouraged to bring their own lunch, snacks and refillable water bottles (as water will be provided). While all other equipment will be provided, proper footwear suitable for rugged terrain is required.
The exhibits are all fully accessible, however the hiking trails are not.