Opened in August 2010, Hidden Hollow is a place for families to play in and explore the natural world. Hidden Hollow features a wide range of activity areas in which families can enjoy the outdoors together. Nestled in a two-acre dry kettle hole, its unique topography offers a stimulating and beautiful outdoor setting for discovery and learning.
Hidden Hollow is one of New England’s first certified Nature Explore Classrooms, a joint program of National Arbor Day Foundation and Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. This national initiative was developed to advance the understanding and appreciation of the natural world and to provide children with meaningful and positive experiences with nature.
Children can climb stepping stumps, navigate log balance beams, construct forts, create nature-inspired art, build with blocks, dig in sand, experiment with water, make music, engage in sensory investigation with plants, and more.
This month in Hidden Hollow:
August 10 – September 13
Learn all about the innovative works present in the animal world. From ants, to bees, to birds and everything in between, animals are master builders, artists, pilots, and even sewers. Create your own monuments using only natural materials, control the flow of water like a beaver, and explore biomimicry and the different ways humans are inspired by the natural world around us.