Self-guided Discovery Programs

These self-guided programs allow a class to conduct their own study of Tanglewood's natural areas. Instructions are mailed to teachers prior to the program. On the day of the program the group leader picks up an "Activity Box" at the park gate. It contains all the materials necessary for teachers to conduct their own program.

Discovery programs are operated year round.

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For additional information on discovery programs, call (336) 703-6436 or email

Title Grade Level Description
Summer Fun Box PreK - Middle School The Summer Fun Box is perfect for day camp and daycare groups, homeschoolers, and church groups. It contains a variety of fun, nature-related activities for children of all ages. All activities encourage active participation and employ themes that can be incorporated into a nature walk. Books, games, and other supplemental materials are available in the box to help ensure a variety of fun learning experiences throughout your visit.
Sense of Wonder Kindergarten Students use their senses to discover the wonders of nature. Enhances observation skills and promotes a respect for nature.
Itsy Bitsy Bugs Grade One
1 - 2
Students learn about insect structure and lifecycles while discovering insects that live at Tanglewood.
Who Lives Here? 3 - 4 Students use observational skills to become familiar with the animals that live at Tanglewood. The role of habitats and adaptations are also examined to determine why some animals live here and not others.
Eco Explorers 4 - 5 Observation skills are honed while students learn about ecosystems, habitats, food webs and the wildlife that inhabits this area.

General Park Information

  • Tanglewood is open daily from 7:00 am – Sunset (except on Christmas Day).
  • Pets must be under control of their owner and kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. All pets must have current inoculations for rabies. Pets must be kept and never left unattended. Pet owners are responsible for their pets using the designated waste area and cleaning up after their pets at the designated area.
  • Golf, Horse Stables, Hiking Trails and Accommodations are available year-around.
  • Gardens are open year-around. Blooming seasons vary.
  • Tennis activities are available from April to November.
  • Water activities can be enjoyed from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • $8.00 - Buses
    • $2.00 - All others
    Annual passes can be purchased at the Front Gate or Welcome Center for $25.00. Entrance fees & Annual Admission do not include Admission to Special Events.

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