The Darien Nature Center, in Cherry Lawn Park, is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and appreciation of the natural world. There are offerings for families and children of all ages including: seasonal exhibits, live animals, a children’s nature library, children’s nature trail, and spring-fed pond. The center is open 9 to 4 weekdays, and 9 to 1 on Saturday. Admission is free. Donations for animal care are appreciated. For information: 203-655-7459 or dariennaturecenter.org.