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We are currently open to the public on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10:00am-1:00pm, and Thursdays from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Please check our Events Calendar for a schedule of current programming.

School Field Trips

We are excited to offer the Nurture Nature Center as a destination for school field trips in the Lehigh Valley. We provide field trips for a variety of age groups, from 1st grade to high school and college level. You will find information on our standard programs and pricing below. All prices are for field trips within regular school day hours. Please contact us at 610-253-4432 to arrange a visit or to ask any questions. Special programming is available upon request.

Science on Sphere® Programs

COST: $100 per program (up to 20 participants). If more than 20, there is a $5.00 fee per additional attendee (teachers and chaperones free).

Agriculture Across the Globe

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 12 and up (min. 7)

This show explains how food is produced around the world, from producing fertilizers and growing crops, to raising livestock and fishing. Learn about modern industrial techniques, backyard gardening, and more.

Best of the Sphere Program

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 6 and up

This docent-led program features some of the most exciting displays available on the sphere, including the Japanese tsunami, the Earth at night, and global airplane traffic. Be amazed and learn about science!

The Earth Rocks! Geology and the Environment

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 11 and up (min. 8)

Explore the inside of the Earth, processes behind earthquakes and volcanoes, life in the time of dinosaurs and ancient organisms, and more!

Greatest Show on Earth

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 6 and up

From animal migration to plate tectonics, this show teaches about global patterns on Earth that we can observe from above.

Habitats on Earth

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 7 and up

Learn about various types of habitats found all over the world. We will journey all the way from the Polar Regions to the tropics.

Journey through the Solar System

Length: 1 hour

Ages: 9 and up (min. 8)

Take a journey through the solar system by visiting the sun, the Earth’s moon, and all the planets. Student will learn about all the planets and about the characteristics that make Earth unique.

Keeping an Eye on Hurricanes

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 12 and up (min. 9)

Find out what influences hurricanes, how frequently and where they occur, and their effects.

Moons Throughout the Solar System

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 9 and up (min. 8)

Experience the beauty and science of our solar system’s more than 150 moons.

Rising Waters Program

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 12 and up

This program covers hurricanes, rainfall patterns, growing populations, land use and flooding. Students will come away with a better understanding of the differences between weather and climate. Take a global look at a regional problem and learn about how individuals can act on these issues in their communities.


LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 15 and up (min. 9)

Satellites collect most of the data for Science on a Sphere. Learn about various types of satellites floating in orbit around our Earth and solar system!

What Powers Earth? Energy & Solar Power

LENGTH: 1 hour

AGES: 9 and up (min. 7)

Sunlight can power the world, in fact it already does! Learn more about the bright ideas behind solar power.

Community Groups

Community Groups are welcome to visit the Nurture Nature Center for a free group tour of the building during our open house hours on Wednesdays from 10am-1pm. We are also open to the public from 10am-1:00pm. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5. We are also open from 10:00am-1:00pm on Wednesdays and from 6:00pm-9:00pm on Thursdays. We encourage group visits to these regularly scheduled programs. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead to register.

To arrange a Science on a Sphere© presentation or a group tour outside of our normal visiting hours please contact us at 610-253-4432 or at bkohler@nurturenaturecenter.org.

Costs for Community Visits:

Science on a Sphere® Show and Group Tour: $5.00 per person during regular business hours with a minimum group size of 20 people; additional costs apply outside of regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 10am-4pm).

 Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts  

For details on available program options, please contact Brooke Kohler at 610-253-4432 or by email at bkohler@nurturenaturecenter.org


We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our community events. We need volunteers for the following:

  • Front Desk Greeter
  • Boy Scout/Girl Scout Visit Assistant
  • Docents for Science on a Sphere Programs
  • Table Facilitators During Community Dialogue Forums
  • Community Outreach Events/Easton Farmer’s Market Booth/Festival Booths


If you are interested in an internship at the Nurture Nature Center, please contact our Program Coordinator, Brooke Kohler, at 610-253-4432 or bkohler@nurturenaturecenter.org.

Testimonials from our interns:

“My internship at the Nurture Nature Center was everything I could have hoped for–not only did I get valuable experience but it was in an environment that was warm and welcoming. It was great to have the opportunity in a place that was not only fun (we worked everything from crafts with kids to a forum on local food), but also made you feel like you were doing something good for the city of Easton. I’m incredibly sad to leave NNC, but I know that everything I have learned and experienced is absolutely priceless.” – Brooke Howat, Boston University

“Interning at the Nurture Nature Center this summer was a wonderful experience. It is an extremely inviting environment where everyone is friendly, very willing to help, and exceptionally grateful. From offering information at Easton Farmers’ Market to creating robots and planets for kids crafts to marketing for and participating in events, my time at NNC was both insightful and empowering. Even though I was only with the center for a short time, the work being done there made me more aware of local environmental issues and what we, as a community, can do in order to try to address them. Never having worked with a non-profit organization before, I found it extremely interesting to observe how the company operates–specifically in terms of grant processes. There is great work being done at the Nurture Nature Center and I am glad I was able to be a part of it.”  – Sheynn Settle, Boston University


Are you passionate about local foods? Can your expertise help grow our local food economy?

Buy Fresh Buy Local of the Greater Lehigh Valley, the leading authority on the Lehigh Valley local food system, is looking for two enthusiastic summer interns to assist with our “Buy Local Challenge”; food festival, “Taste: A Celebration of Local Foods”; and data collection at area farmers’ markets.

Successful candidates will be outgoing, creative, well-organized, and able to conduct themselves with minimal supervision. Must have reliable transportation and be available some evenings and weekends to attend farmers’ markets and other events. Marketing and social media skills preferred. This internship is appropriate for students looking to pursue careers in marketing and communications, community organization and outreach, and social sciences.

Internship responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with various aspects of “Taste: A Celebration of Local Foods” (event date is July 24th)
  • Creating interactive displays about local foods to engage consumers at farmers’ markets and the Taste event;
  • Visiting local farms and other local food providers to develop effective promotional tools;
  • Promoting the Buy Local Challenge, which encourages Lehigh Valley residents to commit to buying local, and enrolling residents in the challenge; and
  • Data collection at farmers’ markets;

This is an unpaid internship, but mileage will be reimbursed. In exchange for your hard work, we will provide you with invaluable experience in community organizing, event planning, consumer outreach and data collection — and you will undoubtedly eat plenty of the amazing foods the Lehigh Valley has to offer along the way!

Interested candidates are invited to send a cover letter and resume to Lynn Prior, Director, BFBLGLV at bfbl@NurtureNatureCenter.org.