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Posted on: December 5, 2018

New season of Little Critters Day Out program begins Jan. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Little Critters Day Out

Your Little Critter will enjoy two hours of fun and education on the first Thursday of each month as you enjoy some personal time during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department.

Little Critters Day Out is the name of this program for ages three through five, which will take place at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Activities will vary but we will have a snack, make a craft, play games, and see an animal visitor each day.  Each month's program has a theme. For the Jan. 3 session, the theme is "Snowmen Bundle Up". Other themes this season are: "Nature Valentine" on Feb. 7, "Who Sings in Spring?" on March 7, and "Ice Age Exploration" on April 4. All sessions take place beginning at 9:30 a.m. on a Thursday.

To find these program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “nature & outdoors.”

The cost per two-hour session is $14 per person for Johnson County residents, or $16 per person for nonresidents. Participants must be potty trained.  For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at by clicking on the themes listed above.  

Ernie Miller Nature Center is located at 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe. For more information about this program, contact the nature center at (913) 826-2800.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 

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