About Nature Rocks  

Are you looking for a way to connect your kids back to nature? We have just the program for you. The North Carolina Zoo’s Family Nature Club, Nature Rocks, is dedicated to connecting children and their families to the natural world through play, investigation and discoveries. Meet other families who share a love for the outdoors creating a network of eco-kids.

Nature Rocks is FREE to join. Anyone can join at any time. Zoo membership is not necessary. Pre-registration is required to have appropriate number of supplies. Hikes are led by nature lovers and Zoo staff that are excited about sharing their knowledge with your young children.

Nature Rocks includes different hikes at unique sites managed by the Zoo and two campouts at the Zoo. Join us as we explore and watch nature change throughout the season. 

Directions and Maps will be sent with confirmation of registration.

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Upcoming Nature Rocks Activities 

Please make sure to pre-register for both the Nature Rocks Family Nature Club and any of our Nature Rocks activities. To register please email or call 336.879.7715 or toll free 1.800.488.0444 x 7715.

Location Date Description
Tree Climbing   Saturday Sept. 15, 2018 Tree climbing with the arborists at Oak Hill at the Zoo. Put on a helmet and harness and try your hand at climbing a tree like an arborist. Learn how they take care of the trees at the Zoo.
Camping in North America   Saturday Oct. 6, 2018 We will learn about the creatures of the night on our night hike, go on a wolf howl, meet some of our animals ambassadors and star gaze with telescopes. Dinner and breakfast provided.