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Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center

#11 of 34 things to do in Mystic Features Animals
109 Pequotsepos Rd, Mystic, CT 06355-3045
+1 860-536-1216
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Walking trails and raptors

Nature Center was a pleasant surprise near the Mystic Aquarium. Easy trails. Enough to interest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WestchesterP2
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Westchester County, New York
Great hiking place

Great trails in the vicinity of the Mystic Aquarium to finish off your day with a nice hike, love... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Paul T
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Shelton, Connecticut
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For nearly 70 years, we have provided visitors the opportunity to experience nature first hand, whether it be on our 10+ miles of trails, in our natural history museum, our Nature Store, or as part of one of our many programs. The creation of the Coogan Farm Nature and Heritage Center in 2013 has added additional layers of education, history, and ecology to our offerings. Our mission is to inspire an understanding of the natural world and ourselves as part of it - past, present and future. It is our hope that through DPNC and Coogan Farm that we will help our visitors foster a personal environmental ethic.
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“live birds” (2 reviews)
“summer camps” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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109 Pequotsepos Rd, Mystic, CT 06355-3045
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nature Center was a pleasant surprise near the Mystic Aquarium. Easy trails. Enough to interest young children too.

Thank WestchesterP2
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Great trails in the vicinity of the Mystic Aquarium to finish off your day with a nice hike, love the duck pond. Pass on the nature center itself, not really anything in there worth seeing.

Thank Paul T
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The nature center building has many interesting exhibits which may be enjoyed by all ages. Just outside of the building are flight cages for owls and hawks where the visitor can have a close up view of the birds. Several hiking trails may be found...More

1  Thank hughesme54
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This center has nice walking trails, Raptor recovery house, great children's activities, and excellent displays.

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Get in touch with nature during your Mystic shopping and aquarium trip! The pond loop was a little overgrown surprisingly and the pond water not too exciting but we did see a few turtles. The meadow walk was very pretty with lots of grasshoppers and...More

2  Thank beachpebbles47
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Have been going to the Nature Center for years. As a kid to their summer camps and as an adult to their events.

Thank LGenovesi
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My wife and I found the Nature Center by accident and decided to stop in. So glad we did. The exhibits were clean and the hiking trails were well kept. While we were hiking we got to see a hen turkey about 5 feet off...More

2  Thank Cory D
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2016

Hi Cory! So glad you found us! Were you hiking on the orange trail? We had a turkey nest just a few feet off that trail that we stumbled across earlier this spring, with the hen sitting still as a statue on it during a...More

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Wow this place is great. I came up from Florida and randomly stopped in and was blown away at how great this place is. And the theatre experience was so nifty! Superb hidden gem. I will be donating here every year.

2  Thank Cassi C
Elissa B, Public Relations Manager at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Thank you Cassi! So pleased you found us. We hope you come visit again - every day in nature is different!

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful time here..not too many animals to see here but whatever they have is cool and you see the animals eating outside and the trails that you can go on are very fun! We recommend it! 😀

1  Thank Cinsational
Reviewed 25 April 2016

This past weekend my family visited the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center to try the trails there. It was a very nice afternoon and the Nature Center had way much more to offer than just great walking trails. They had animal exhibits and other educational activities...More

4  Thank Roger T
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