Family Programs

Family Programs

One of the most important gifts we can give our children is a love of nature and the outdoors. Give this gift to your child when you visit The Wilderness Center and participate in one of the many opportunities we have available. TWC programs are designed to take advantage of a young child’s inquisitive mind and, along with your guidance, their sense of wonder to explore the world around them.

Visit our calendar to see upcoming public programs, or sign-up to receive our upcoming programs and events in your inbox.


Our preschool programs will have your child moving, playing and learning as we help you to plant the seeds within them to grow a love of nature that will last a lifetime.


Learn and grow together as a family! Our regularly scheduled programs offer fun and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy together.

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This summer enrichment program encourages students to get outside and have fun while learning about the natural world.

Explore Your Wild

We want to help you discover the wonders of the world around you - no matter where you are! Our naturalists are ready to come to your neighborhood, school or event. Click the link to learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Explore these special events, and check the calendar for a full listing of upcoming classes and workshops.

Family Outdoor Movie Night

Jul 30, 2021 7:00PM—10:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Pond Critter Catching!

Jul 02, 2021 11:00AM—12:00PM

The Wilderness Center 9877 Alabama Ave. SW Wilmot, OH 44689

Let’s Go Outside

Jun 11, 2021 10:00AM

Apple Creek Historical Society 185 Church St Apple Creek, OH 44606

Insect Investigation

Jun 10, 2021 10:00AM

Barnes Preserve 3396 Sylvan Rd. Wooster, OH 44691