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Upcoming Events

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

Cruisin' the Cosmos: Winter Star Party

Millersburg, PA
Join the Center and its partners for a fun-filled evening of star gazing! Simply pack your snacks, bring a bit of curiosity and join us for an evening of delightful discoveries! If you have a telescope, please bring it alo... read more

Bluebird Carving Workshop

Millersburg, PA
In this three-day workshop, you will carve a blank piece of wood into a “smoothie” bird carving, then paint details of an eastern bluebird. Both carving and painting techniques will be taught. One wood blank will be provid... read more

Discovery Lecture Series: First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH)

Millersburg, PA
Healthy streams are more than just clear water. The ideal stream has healthy land and vegetation around it too. Explore Penn State’s First Investigation of Stream Health (FISH) citizen science opportunity. Volunteers obser... read more

Spring Bird Walks

Millersburg, PA
Spring is an exceptional season for viewing migrating birds.  Join our experienced leaders for one or both mornings to learn about identifying birds in the field.  Not an early bird?  Don’t worry.  You will find us in the ... read more

Discovery Lecture Series: Fungal Fortunes

Millersburg, PA
The field of mycology has never been more accessible to the public, with online forums, books from experts, and workshops in almost all major cities in the U.S. we are seeing more, and more, 'amateur mycologist' contributi... read more
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Past Events

Popcorn Hat Players presents Rapunzel!

Popcorn Hat Players presents Rapunzel!

Millersburg, PA
Will the Witch keep Rapunzel forever? How will the Prince rescue Rapunzel from the tower? The children from the audience use their own creativity to help tell this story and to make sure that everyone lives “happily ever after”!
Saturday, November 12 2016 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

Nature Discovery Series: The Wild Game Chef

Nature Discovery Series: The Wild Game Chef

Millersburg, PA
Join us on November 10 for the FINAL installment of the 2016 Nature Discovery Series, the Wild Game Chef, with Rick Calla and Kris Benedict! Rick and Kris will teach you how to incorporate wild fish and game into your everyday menus, whether it’s on vacation or in the comfort of your own home.
Thursday, November 10 2016 7:00 PM 9:00 PM

Feather & Brush Gala

Feather & Brush Gala

Harrisburg, PA
Join us for the 11th anniversary of this much-loved event!  Featuring an elegant cocktail buffet, live and silent auctions, and lively performances by some of central Pennsylvania’s most celebrated vocalists.
Friday, November 4 2016 5:00 PM 10:00 PM

Halloween Owls

Halloween Owls

Millersburg, PA
Whooooo's coming to this annual tradition? Celebrate Halloween with the Center at its annual Halloween Owls program, which features live owls from Penn State University's Shaver's Creek Environmental Center. Experts on night-time raptors will explore the facts and shatter the myths about these be...
Sat, Oct 29 2016 6:00 PM Sun, Oct 30 2016 9:30 PM

Fall Family Fun Day!

Fall Family Fun Day!

Millersburg, PA
This annual event is designed to increase awareness of the natural world with many activities for children and families.  See a live animal presentation from Red Creek Wildlife, hop on the “Pumpkin Express” train or a special horse-drawn hayride, visit the pumpkin patch, create a fall decoration ...
Saturday, October 8 2016 12:00 PM 4:00 PM

DeSoto Amphitheater: Shotgunn

DeSoto Amphitheater: Shotgunn

Millersburg, PA
We’re getting the party started with Shotgunn, a ten-piece band playing your favorite funky hits from the 60′s and 70′s.
Saturday, September 17 2016 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

A Year in the Field with the God's Country Naturalist

A Year in the Field with the God's Country Naturalist

Millersburg, PA
Kevin Starner, author of “The God's Country Naturalist” book series, will speak about the inspirational impact of Ned Smith and how it led to the writing of his latest book, A Year in the Field.  Modeled after Ned Smith's Gone for the Day, A Year in the Field takes readers on a seasonal journey a...
Thursday, September 8 2016 7:00 PM 8:30 PM

Ted Lick Memorial Sporting Clays Classic

Ted Lick Memorial Sporting Clays Classic

Harrisburg, PA
Enjoy a round of 100 clay birds, a cocktail hour and awards dinner, and a silent and live auction. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and shoot with dozens of central Pennsylvania business leaders.  And all the while, you’ll be supporting the Center and our unique and dynamic education pro...
Friday, August 26 2016 9:00 AM 6:00 PM

DeSoto Amphitheater: Kilmaine Saints

DeSoto Amphitheater: Kilmaine Saints

Millersburg, PA
This explosive, high-energy Celtic rock band from Central PA will lift your hearts, your spirits, and your pint when you're not looking.
Saturday, August 20 2016 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

DeSoto Amphitheater: Nate Myers and the Aces

DeSoto Amphitheater: Nate Myers and the Aces

Millersburg, PA
Established in 2001, Nate Myers & The Aces performs to a variety of audiences in the Mid-Atlantic US: private parties, college campuses, concert halls, nightclubs and outdoor festivals. Lead by vocalist Nate Myers and his harmonica, the band creates a loose, casual atmosphere in which everyone ca...
Saturday, August 6 2016 7:30 PM 9:30 PM

Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 33 176 Water Company Road Millersburg, PA 17061
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