Science Classes

Animal Science (5Y+)

Girl playing with a turtleLocation: 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

  • Monday, November 25th, 2-3 PM
  • Friday, December 20th, 1-2 PM 

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

Junior Geologist

Girl using microscopeLocation: Oliver Nature  Park

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) - Monday, December 30th, 1-2 PM

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

  • Paleontology (9-14Y) – Monday, December 30th, 2:30 – 3:30 PM

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

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

Junior Physicist (5-14Y)

Location: Oliver Nature Park

Every action has a reaction, and what goes up must come down. Join us at Oliver Nature Park to investigate the science of motion and energy with hands-on experiments and demonstrations!  Register Now

Ages 5-8Y

  • Monday, November 25th, 10-11 AM

Ages 9-14Y

  • Monday, November 25th, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM  

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

Spooky Chemistry 

Girl wearing googlesLocation: Oliver Nature Park

Autumn is the creepy, crawly season for mad scientists! Join us to investigate the sticky glowing chemistry of autumn through hands-on experiments. Pre-registration is required.   Register Now

Ages 5-8Y

  • Saturday, October 26th, 11 AM – 12 PM

Ages 9-14Y

  • Saturday, October 26th , 12:30 – 1:30 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.

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