Family Classes

All classes are held rain or shine.  Please dress for the weather.  If inclement weather occurs, our staff will contact you directly the day of the program to inform you of a cancellation.

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Animal Science (5Y+)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Have you ever wondered how an animal’s adaptions help them survive, find their food, or make their home? Students will help create puzzles for our Wildlife Ambassadors to solve, test their sense of smell, and more! Pre-registration required. Register Now

  • Friday, August 2nd, 9-10 am

$7/$9 per child. Save $2 with MAC membership. 

Family Game Day (5Y+)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Join us to learn and play some outdoor summertime games in the park. We will have traditional games as well as nature and water activities to enjoy. Registration fee covers one adult and one child. Only the child needs to register for this class. We encourage this class for the whole family! Register Now

  • Thursday August 8th, 9-10:30 AM 

$8/$10 per person.  Save $2 with MAC membership.

Junior Geologist (5-14Y)

Visitors to Oliver Nature Park are often focused on the plants and animals that live there. But what lies beneath our feet when we visit? Join a naturalist for a geology-related lesson and a walk to explore the inorganic side of nature. Pre-registration required. Register Now

Fossil Finders (5-8Y)

What are fossils, and how are they made? What fossils can we find at the park?

  • Tuesday, May 28th, 10-11 am

Paleontology (9-14Y)

How are fossils formed, and what can they tell us about the history of the Earth?

  • Tuesday, May 28th, 11:30 am-12:30 pm

$7/$9 per child. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Mother’s Day Craft (All Ages)

Making a hand-made gift for mother’s day really shows the love! Give mom a gift she can treasure forever. We’ll be making clay leaf prints, sun catchers, and bath bombs. Register Now

  • Saturday, May 11th, 2-3 pm

$7/$9 per child. Save $2 with MAC membership.

Registration

All Nature Education programs require pre-registration, unless listed otherwise. Click here for more information and to register.  Don’t forget: if you are a MAC member, you get an additional $2 off per participant.  Spots are limited!  For any questions, please contact us at olivernaturepark@mansfieldtexas.gov or call the MAC at 817-728-3680.