Summer 2017

Have a Good Summer — Grow Interest

The Montgomery Zoo
Join a tribe of zoo friends and visitors who are interested in conservation of wildlife, family recreation and educational experiences. Whether you visit for the day with children or join in one of the zoo’s volunteer opportunities, including ZooTeen and Docent programs, the Montgomery Zoo is an all-ages-friendly environment for learning more about animals and their role on earth. Permanent animal habitats, special exhibitions and animal enrichment weekends, as well as regular animal interaction opportunities, make the zoo a lively adventure.

The W.A. Gayle Planetarium
The W.A. Gayle Planetarium is the region’s premier astronomy education facility allowing kids to explore their universe through traditional live star talks and immersive virtual journeys to the far reaches of the cosmos. Explore past the ends of earth at a weekly afternoon showing or the first and third Saturday of each month. Get more information at

Kreher Preserve and Nature Center
The Kreher Preserve and Nature Center has much to offer for all ages, including ongoing environmental education programs and workshops.Thirty hiking trails span more than five miles through various habitats that offer terrain to interest both novice and experienced hikers. Visitors can the preserve’s online interactive trail map or find follow along a self-guided tour. Our favorite part: The nature playground invites children to explore a play space offering a rich, naturalistic experience complete with mounds, ditches, logs, tunnels, fallen trees, boulders and some creative structures including a beaver lodge, tree house and eagle’s nest. Find out more at

Read more in the 2017 Summer issue of LEAN Magazine.