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Enjoy fun fully-supervised programming with activities focused on fitness, nutrition, and wellness, and developing an appreciation for nature, science, and the cultural arts.

Archaeology Adventure

Bring the family to explore the fascinating past of Arch Creek Park on this child-friendly adventure! Our naturalist guides will take you on a hike through the tropical hardwood hammock where you will learn about the Tequesta tribe. After the hike, take a hands-on approach to discovery with a demonstration at a mock excavation site and learn the true value of historical and archaeological sites.


Bike the Wild Side: Crandon Park Zoo

The family-friendly ride and tour will take place at dusk when the Park is closing and nature comes alive. Ride guides will stop at various areas along the way to talk about the animals, plants and history. This is a very special bike ride that few will ever experience! The ride is 1 to 1.5 hours. Limited spots, bring your own bike or rent one of our, helmets are mandatory. Limited amount of helmets will be available for those who don't have. Must register, no walk-ups will be taken.


Camp Black Bear: Spring Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments, go on environmental fieldtrips, and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our staff’s supervision. This camp meets at the A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun. Fieldtrip fees are additional.


Camp Manatee: Spring Nature Camp

Let your child explore the wild side of the parks in this nature-based camp packed with fun and educational programming. Campers will perform scientific experiments, go on environmental fieldtrips, and engage in athletic activities in the great outdoors while under the safety of our staff’s supervision. This camp meets at the Greynold's Park Boathouse; please bring drinking water, comfortable closed-toe shoes, lunch, and protection from the sun. Fieldtrip fees are additional.


Campfire & Night Walk at A.D. Barnes Park

Take a night-time stroll into some of the various natural ecosystems of South Florida alongside a naturalist guide to discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and many more nocturnal natives. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellant, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.


Campfire & Night Walk at Arch Creek Park

Take a night-time stroll into some of the various natural ecosystems of South Florida alongside a naturalist guide to discover the marvelous nocturnal life of the park at dusk. Experience the sights and sounds of eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and many more nocturnal natives. This program meets at the park EcoCenter; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellent, and a flashlight. Feel free to bring your own marshmallows to roast on our campfire following the walk.


Coral Gables Waterway Canoe Tour

Explore the history of Coral Gables in this leisurely canoe paddle through the City Beautiful. This guided tour will teach you all about the man-made waterway’s delightful blend of unique vistas, abundant wildlife, and historic landmarks. This trip meets at the A.D. Barnes Park Nature Center; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.


Creatures of the Night at Greynolds Park

Come learn about the mysteries of the night and see what lurks around our park when the lights go out! Our naturalists will guide you through the park’s nature trails in search of its nocturnal residents including eastern screech owls, raccoons, night spiders, and more. This program meets at the Greynolds Park at 22nd Ave & Miami Gardens Drive Entrance; please bring comfortable closed-toe shoes, insect repellent, and a flashlight.


Critical Eco Splash - Matheson Hammock Park

Come help us clean up our coastal parks with a special volunteer opportunity; Critical Eco Splash. Participants are welcome to bring their on "kayak, canoe, or paddleboard". This is a FREE volunteer clean up event but interested participants can rent tandum kayaks from us for just $5 per person. Limited seats available! Trip meets at Matheson Hammock Park, after entering you will see a booth, after passing the booth you must veer right and continue straight then turn right before the bridge.


Fishing for Beginners

Come join this class and leave with the knowledge required for ethical angling. Here we will learn valuable fishing information such as fish biology, and identification, various fishing techniques. After go out and perfect your fishing skills. Fishing equipment will be provided for all participants but you may use your own gear if you like.


Introduction to Archery at A.D. Barnes Park

Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


Introduction to Archery at Arch Creek Park

Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


Introduction to Archery at Bill Sadowski Park

Learn about the origins and history of archery as both a sport and tool for survival in this educational and hands-on seminar before being instructed on proper technique. After the lesson, take some practice shots at a target to test your new skills. This program meets at the park's Nature Center; please bring comfortable shoes and protection from the sun.


Junior Naturalist Program

Is your child fascinated with the natural world around them?!? Feed their curiosity with this six week naturalist-led course covering topics such as plant identification, birding, & park history. Participants will receive a Junior Naturalist Field Guide for each session with information and activities. Complete the six programs and become an Arch Creek Junior Naturalist and gain a new understanding of South Florida's captivating ecosystem! This program is for explorers ages 6-12 and costs $6 per week.


Kayaking 101 Clinic at Bill Sadowski Park

There is no better way to SEE MIAMI DIFFERENTLY than from the seat of a kayak along one of our many waterways. Join our naturalist as they teach you the basic skills required for kayaking. Participants will then get the opportunity to practice their new skills along the C-100 canal that flows right by Bill Sadowski Park. This clinic meets at the Nature Center. Please bring plenty of water, comfortable clothes, and protection from the sun.


Key Biscayne Kayak Adventure

Let our naturalists take you on a journey along the shores of a land that has witnessed the comings and goings of man for over 2000 years, from the Tequesta tribes to the pirates that shipwrecked off shore. Paddle over sea-grass beds and sand flats as you make your way past an ancient fossilized reef and into the serene mangrove forests. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Nature Center, please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.


Matheson Mangrove Kayak Trek

Immerse yourself in the remarkable beauty of Biscayne Bay. Travel with your naturalist-guide through mangroves, the world's only salt-water trees, and discover a world filled with Brown Pelicans, Osprey, Great Blue Herons, Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays, and more. This trip meets Matheson Hammock Park, after entering you will see a booth which will charge you a $7 parking fee. After passing the booth you must veer right and continue straight then turn right before the bridge into the launch area by the water.


Sunset Kayak Adventure

Enjoy the sea birds soaring overhead as you paddle your way around Pelican Island and into the mangrove forest while the sun slowly sets. Then paddle back through the marina for a picturesque view: a horizon that blends the skyline and clouds, dotted with the silhouettes of boats. This trip meets at the Crandon Park Marina; please bring plenty of drinking water (at least one quart), closed-toe shoes, and protection from the sun.


Tales & Trails at Arch Creek Park

Join us for a program at Arch Creek Park to engage children and families in fun, educational, outdoor experiences that enchance their appreciation for nature and the environment. Each month, the park will feature a story of a specially selected nature-theme, as well as various arts, science and nature activities.