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Neal Smith Nature Tots Program

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">Neal Smith Nature Tots Program</h1>

What: Free Nature Tots Program, Birds on the Move

When: Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10:30 am – 11:30 pm

Where: Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge

9981 Pacific St, Prairie City, IA 50228

Nature Tots Program & World Migratory Bird Day Activities

Join us to celebration World Migratory Bird Day by attending a Nature Tots program, Birds on the Move, at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 10:30 am. Children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult, will read a nature story, look for birds and make a bird craft. Register by emailing [email protected] or calling 515-994-3400.

Additionally, join us for other free and fun bird related activities for the whole family between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. No registration required for activities listed below:

  • Live Birds of Prey Display by SOAR – Saving Our Avian Resources
  • Iowa Bird Rehabilitation Exhibit – Learn how to help wild birds and make a paper nest for orphaned baby birds
  • Bird Themed Crafts & Coloring Page Table
  • Free Stickers and giveaways
  • Take a self-guided bird watching walk along the ½ mile Overlook Trail loop. Practice your birding skills and read the bird watching tips located on the signs posted along the trail – Birding Brochures and free loaner binoculars available. The Overlook Trail is wheelchair accessible and loaner manual and electric wheelchairs are available at visitor center
  • Participate in a Bird Scavenger Hunt along the Overlook Trail
  • Pack and lunch and eat at the indoor/outdoor eating areas
  • Drive along the 5-mile Prairie Wildlife Drive to look for bison & elk
  • Borrow loaner binoculars at the visitor center to view wildlife
  • Enjoy the indoor exhibits and use the Explorer Sheets
  • View a 15-minute introductory movie about the tallgrass prairie
  • Shop at the Friends of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge Nature Store

Contact [email protected] or call 515-994-3400 for additional information.


May 6
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


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