Butterflies of the Adirondacks:  Orange Sulfur at the Paul Smiths VIC Native-species Butterfly House (28  July 2012)

2013 Summer Children’s Programming at the VIC

Little Bobcats:  Summer Sensory Exploration Junior Naturalists:  Exploring Adirondack Wetlands Junior Naturalists: Mud Painting Junior Naturalists:  Nature Haiku Little Bobcats: Touch a tree Little Bobcats:  Marsh Muck
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The fourth week in July 2013 marks the beginning of summer children’s programming at the VIC. These programs require preregistration by 5:00 PM the previous day.¬† The goals of both programs are to get children outdoors, to have fun, to encourage children to care about the environment and to enjoy being outdoors. ¬†Please note that with summer kid programming, snacks are not included. Please contact Lauren Richard with questions regarding these programs.

Junior Naturalist Program
Mondays, beginning 22 July 2013

This program begins at 9:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM. It is designed for children ages 7-11. The first session -- Monday, 22 July -- will be an Animal Detectives Day. This program, with different themes, will continue on Mondays through August. Children should bring a healthy snack, lunch, water bottle, a rain coat, sunscreen, bug dope, and appropriate footwear to head out on the VIC trails.  $35 per child, or $25 for Friends of the VIC.

Little Bobcats Program
Wednesdays, beginning 24 July 2013

This program, which is for pre-K children ages 4-6, runs from 9:00 AM to noon. Children must be accompanied by a parent or grandparent. The first session -- 24 July -- is Summer Sensory Exploration Day. Each consecutive Wednesday through August will have a different theme. Children should come with a healthy snack, water bottle, rain gear, and appropriate foot wear to head out on the VIC trails. $20 per child, or $15 for Friends of the VIC.

Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.