Back by popular demand. Nature Play is a program for children under 4 years old and their caregivers. An experienced nature educator will model how to explore the outdoors with young children and allow healthy risk taking. Activities will be guided by the children’s natural curiosity and wonder as they freely play and explore their environment.

This program takes place at the site of our Maple Grove Nature School and is a very child-friendly natural space to explore.

Children must have an adult caregiver present with a maximum of two children per adult. Siblings under nine months who are worn or carried do not need to register for a ticket. However, if the infant will be crawling around and exploring, please register for a ticket.

Ages:  infant – 4 years + an adult caregiver


Session 1: Fridays, September 1st-October 6th (6 sessions)

Session 2: Fridays, October 20th-November 17th (5 sessions)

Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Maple Grove Nature School, McMinnville

Please review the Payments, Refunds, and Cancellations Policy

Tuition assistance is available, and payments for programs may be tax-deductible as childcare. We invite families to check out our tuition assistance options. For your records, OEA’s EIN is 82-0836935.

*Waitlist: Please select the waitlist ticket option if your desired tickets are sold out. If you are able to select your desired ticket it means that there are tickets available. We will contact you if a space becomes available. 


Venue Website:

Nature School at Maple Grove, Southeast Nehemiah Lane, McMinnville, Oregon, 97128, United States

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  • Session 1
     September 1, 2023 - October 6, 2023
     9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Session 2
     October 20, 2023 - November 17, 2023
     9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Waitlist
     September 1, 2023 - November 17, 2023
     9:00 am - 11:00 am