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Join Wild Bear and the whole community as we celebrate the beginning of Winter and the slow return of the light! Starting December 18th the Nature Center will be open for all to come and enjoy making candles and other wintertime crafts, story time, musical guests, plus an astronomy room to explore the science behind this special time of year! Explore our new exhibits, spend time with friends and family, and take home a special handmade treasure. Don’t forget to get outside and check out our special solstice snowshoe hike with our experienced naturalists!

How to Get There

Wild Bear Nature Center is located at 20 Lakeview Dr in the Caribou Village Shopping Center!


Saturday, December 18th through Tuesday, December 21st during regular hours 10am-5pm!

Special Events

Saturday, December 18th:

All day: Candle making, crafts, and astronomy room

Solstice Snowshoe Hike (6-8:30PM, please book your ticket in advance)

Story Time at Solstice (1-2 PM, FREE)

Live Painting and Watercolor Demonstrations with Greg Marquez (2-4PM, FREE)

Live Music with Daniel Wander  (3-4PM, FREE)

Sunday December 18th:

All day: Candle making, crafts, and astronomy room

Live Owls with Nature’s Educators (10am-1pm, FREE)

Live Music with Grant Livingston (12:30pm-2pm, FREE)

Ticket Cost


Winter Solstice: A Joyous Celebration!



Saturday, December 18, 2021–Tuesday, December 21, 2021
10:00 am–7:00 pm


Wild Bear Nature Center

20 Lakeview Drive
Nederland, CO, 80466