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Nature Weekends

This summer, we want you to get out of the museum—and into something wild.

Rediscover the beauty and wonder of the natural state as we highlight some of the fun and fascinating nature programs here at Crystal Bridges. Each month, we’ll be bringing some of the best educators, films, naturalists, and artists in Northwest Arkansas to the museum grounds for a nature-themed weekend that the whole family is sure to enjoy.

Three Months, Three Themes

Each weekend will be built around a key part of the natural world found here at the museum. Come to all three to get a new understanding of what makes our part of North America special!

People walking on trails with waterfall

July 16 – 18: Pollinators

See the full schedule of related programs below:

All weekend – Pollinator Scavenger Hunt
Pick up your Scavenger Hunt Guide at the Drop-In Artmaking tent on the South Lawn or in the Garrison Lobby.

 

Friday, July 16

6 – 8 PM: Family Fun: Pollinator Party

8 – 10 PM Film Screening: Honeyland

Saturday, July 17

10 – 2 PM: Nature Partners and Pollinator plant give-away

12 PM: Plant Ecology Walk with Arkansas Master Naturalists and Wild Ones
*meet at on the South Lawn 

1 PM: Plant Ecology Walk with Arkansas Master Naturalists and Wild Ones
*meet at on the South Lawn 

1 – 3 PM: Discover The Grounds Workshop: Beeswax & Flowers (SOLD OUT)

1 – 4 PM: Drop-in Artmaking 

Sunday, July 18

10 – 2 PM: Nature Partners, and Pollinator plant give-away

11 AM: Plant Ecology Walk with Arkansas Master Naturalists and Wild Ones
*meet at on the South Lawn 

12 PM: Plant Ecology Walk with Arkansas Master Naturalists and Wild Ones
*meet at on the South Lawn 

1 PM: Plant Ecology Walk with Arkansas Master Naturalists and Wild Ones
*meet at on the South Lawn 

1 – 4 PM: Drop-in Artmaking

 

Our Community Nature Partners

For the health and safety of our staff and guests, face coverings are recommended for children 2 and up, unless they are vaccinated against COVID-19. Children’s masks are available upon entry to the museum, or you can provide a mask from home. Guests and staff who are fully vaccinated are no longer required to wear face coverings. If guests are not vaccinated, face coverings are still required.

Keep an eagle eye on this page for updates on future Nature Weekends, or sign up for eNews to be first in the know!

Family Fun: Pollinator Party
Family artmaking
Class/Workshop

Family Fun: Pollinator Party

Great Hall
Part of Nature Weekends
No Ticket Required
FREE
More info
Film Screening: Honeyland
Honeyland film poster
Film

Film Screening: Honeyland

Great Hall
Part of Nature Weekends
This event has passed
FREE
More info
Discover The Grounds Workshop: Beeswax & Flowers
Melissa Cowper-Smith artwork
Class/Workshop

Discover The Grounds Workshop: Beeswax & Flowers

Crystal Bridges Museum
Part of Nature Weekends
This event has passed
$30 ($24 for members)
More info
Drop-In Artmaking
Drop-in Artmaking
Class/Workshop

Drop-In Artmaking

Durand/Estes Rooms
Part of Nature Weekends
No Registration Required
FREE
More info
Nature Weekend Partner Chats and Plant Giveaway
Image planting flowers

Nature Weekend Partner Chats and Plant Giveaway

South Lawn
Part of Nature Weekends
No Registration Required
FREE
More info
Plant Ecology Walk with Arkansas Master Naturalists and Wild Ones
Image of plants

Plant Ecology Walk with Arkansas Master Naturalists and Wild Ones

South Lawn
Part of Nature Weekends
No Registration Required
FREE
More info