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Summer starts at Highlands Nature Center

The Highlands Nature Center is home to some scaly residents. Donated photo The Highlands Nature Center is home to some scaly residents. Donated photo

The Highlands Nature Center kicks off its summer season on Memorial Day weekend, with extended hours noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 28, and summer hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday starting Monday, May 29.

Starting Tuesday, May 30, daily educational programs will provide activities such as animal feedings, guided hikes through the Highlands Botanical Garden and interactive programs led by visiting scientists. The museum’s free Nature Center Night programs have expanded to take place on both Tuesday and Wednesday nights, offering more opportunities for thrilling adventures searching for salamanders, learning about regional folklore and searching the moonlit skies for bats.

Learn more or pre-register for nighttime programs at

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