Fontenelle Forest is proud to be located in Bellevue, a vibrant military community. To thank our neighbors near and far, we are celebrating Military Family Weekend at the Forest August 26 and 27 with activities, food and music.
Military Family Weekend is part of Fontenelle Forest’s larger participation in Blue Star Museums, where active military families receive free admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. In addition, military veterans with identification will receive free admission on August 26 and 27.
Throughout this special weekend, all military families will receive $10 off a family membership to Fontenelle Forest, so these important, active families can enjoy their down time in the quiet wild of nature year round!
From yoga and canoeing to guided hikes and up-close encounters with owls, falcons and other birds of prey, Fontenelle Forest is bringing its most popular programs to the local military community.
Families also get the unique opportunity to camp out overnight, and enjoy time around the campfire making s’mores and hearing stories.
Below are a list of events. Keep in mind, highlighted events require registration.
Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
9 – 10 a.m. Canoe the Great Marsh
9 – 10 a.m. Dirt Time: Animal Tracking Adventure in the Wetlands
10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Family Crafts throughout the day
10 – 12 p.m. Raptors…Live!
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Guided Hike – Birds and Butterflies (Binoculars recommended)
12 – 2 p.m. Complimentary lunch for miltary families / $1 lunch for all others
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Free Ice Cream for Kids!
8 — 9 p.m. — End-of-Summer Campfire — Register here: 8913.blackbaudhosting.com/8913/End-of-Summer-Campfire-Program
Sunday, August 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
9 – 10:30 a.m. Yoga in the Forest
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Shoot or Don’t Shoot: Introduction to Nature Photography
1 – 3 p.m. Family Sundays in the Forest: Reptiles of Fontenelle Forest
*Trail Snacks for families provided all day