Join our salute to Mother Nature this Earth Day, Sunday, April 22.  The Children’s Nature Retreat Foundation’s festivities get underway at 11am and run until 1:30pm. It is going to be a “special time-out” at the Retreat with a fun-filled schedule of activities:

  • 11AM:  A Sun Salute gathering – a stretching session near the picnic area. We’ll reach for the sky, bend to the earth and twist like the wind.

  • 11:30 AM:  Meet Sandy the camel, the newest animal to call the Retreat home.  Our animal keeper will introduce you to Sandy and tell you all about our one-humped friends.

  • 12:00PM:  Special Earth Day, Rock the Hunt Game:  Find the special rock hidden somewhere around the Retreat and win a prize.  (Find out what rock to look for at the picnic area at high noon.)

  • 12:30PM:   Rooster crowing contest at picnic area.  Who comes closest to mimicking our Bantam roosters? Yes, a special prize for the best crower!

  • 1:00PM:  Meet Oni, our newest Sulcata tortoise.  Learn all about Oni and all our tortoises at Tortoise Landing.   

Standard admission rates apply for the day.  All event activities are free with admission. We are open 7 days a week from 10AM – 7:00PM. 
You can make reservations and purchase tickets ahead of time at or call (619) 320-4942.