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Special December Vacation Week Hours and Investigation Stations 10:00 am
Special December Vacation Week Hours and Investigation Stations @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Dec 26 2019 @ 10:00 am – Jan 5 2020 @ 4:00 pm
  Take a break from the holidays and stop by the Center’s investigation stations, explore our habitat dioramas, try a scavenger hunt for animals in our Connecticut River Watershed, or draw your own Junior Duck Stamp. Closed on Christmas Day. Open 12/26 through 1/5. Open on New Year’s Day.
First Day Hike 1:00 pm
First Day Hike @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  Enjoy a leisurely three-mile stroll down the Canalside Rail Trail and get the New Year started off on a Great Falls note. This family friendly hike follows a gentle route and provides an opportunity to discover the abundant natural, historical, and cultural features that make the Center and rail trail such an amazing State Park! Be prepared for cold weather: dress in layers and wear winter boots. Dogs are welcome on leash. Afterward, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate in the Discovery Center’s Great Hall. Meet at 1 p.m. in Great Hall. Hike begins at 1:15 p.m.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Winter Bugs 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Winter Bugs @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 3 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Eagles 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Eagles @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 10 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  
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Who’s Been Here? A Tracking Adventure 10:30 am
Who’s Been Here? A Tracking Adventure @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Join DCR staff for a tracking adventure to find out who has been outside in the snow at the Discovery Center. We will investigate the mysterious signs that wildlife leave behind through stories, crafts, and exploring outside. Bundle up! For ages 3 – 6 with a parent or guardian. Siblings and friends welcome.
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Moose 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Moose @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 24 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.  
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Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Groundhogs 10:30 am
Kidleidoscope Story Hour – Groundhogs @ Great Falls Discovery Center
Jan 31 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, activities, and a craft to introduce young children to wildlife along the river. For ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult. Siblings and friends welcome.