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Rye Nature Center

Mission: Friends of Rye Nature Center (FRNC) is an independent, not-for-profit organization which offers programs to people of all ages and abilities. We encourage conservation, provide environmental education, and support our community’s access to nature year-round. The visitor center and office are open Monday through Saturday 9 am-5 pm. The building/offices are closed on Saturdays during June, July, and August. Grounds are open daily dawn until dusk.

Be a Friend - Join us!

As a member of the Friends of Rye Nature Center, you are contributing directly to the protection of our valuable natural resources.  Your contributions of time and money help people of all ages learn about the natural environment - its beauties, its mysteries and its need for our care and protection, here in Rye, and throughout the world.

More information here.

Open hours: 
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Rye Nature Center offers classes throughout the year: My Naturalist & Me, afterschool classes (grades K-4), school/scout programs, and birthday parties. Other classes/camps include Forest Preschool, June Bugs, Summer Camp, and Paddle Adventure Camp.