Programs and Events

Upcoming Programs!

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Story Time and Hike
Every Wednesday at 10am

Friends of Rogers invite you and your toddler to our Story Time and Hike. Songs and stories start off this fun family program followed by a short hike on the trails. Bring a snack or a picnic lunch to enjoy after the hike with your new found friends.

 Story Time Flyer Updated 7_29_2015



Summer Home Series: Critter Condo
Friday, July 31st at 10:00am

critterCreate cozy living spaces for woodland creatures. Learn about critters who call Rogers Center home and search for traces of these animals and their “condos.”

This is a family friendly event. Meet in the outdoor classroom and dress for the weather. $3 suggested donation.


Open House
Sunday, August 2nd: 2pm to 4pm and activities on property all day!

Come browse the Center, explore the trails, and paddle a canoe or kayak! There will be live music by the Local Music Project to 6pm and Smokin’ Bones BBQ 10am to 6pm.
Join our Facebook event to let your friends know that you will be attending.

Open House Flyer Edited

Food F.O.R. Thought: Ice Cream
Saturday, August 8th at 2:00pm

ice creamFriends of Rogers (FOR) hosts this unique series on in-home food prep, including canning, drying, preserving and other common techniques.

Special guest Gilligan’s Island of Sherburne will explain their ice cream process. Discover several at home frozen treat methods. Enjoy ice cream sundaes!

Pre-registration is required; $5 for members and $7 for non members. Complimentary child care available for children over age 2.



The Night Sky
Saturday, August 8th: set and discussion from 8-9pm, open observing from 9pm-midnight.

Night Sky

Join Friends of Rogers as we host CNY Observers for a combination Night Sky tour and open observing session. Summer skies contain many excellent sights through binoculars and telescopes, including prime views of the central region of the Milky Way Galaxy. Besides numerous clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, Saturn and Neptune will also be visible throughout the observing session. We may even be treated to early shooting stars courtesy of the Perseid Meteor Shower, which peaks on the early morning of August 12th.

A $3 donation is suggested to help support future operation.

CNYO (CNY Observers & Observing, is an organization based in Syracuse, NY. The goal of the organization is to promote amateur astronomy, space science, and other science activities throughout Central New York through lectures, daytime and nighttime observing sessions, announcements of local activities on the CNYO website, and other forms of public outreach.


Food F.O.R. Thought: Apples, Apples, Apples
Saturday, September 12th at 2:00pm
Friends of Rogers (FOR) hosts this unique series on in-home food prep, including canning, drying, preserving and other common techniques.

appleLearn about storing and harvesting apples, cultivating home orchards, and new recipes, plus a demonstration of applesauce methods and equipment.

Pre-registration is required; $5 for members and $7 for non members. Complimentary child care available for children over age 2.



Note to Participants: Currently there are no program fees unless noted. We graciously accept all freewill donations to help support the Rogers Center. Please call (607) 674-4733 or email  for questions or to RSVP for an event.
Please meet at the Visitor Center for all programs unless otherwise noted.

View more events on our Annual Events Page

If you have questions regarding programs or would like to volunteer please email

11 Responses to Programs and Events

  1. Julie H. says:

    What a great line-up of events!

  2. Chris Brunner says:

    What are the chances for the design and installation of a PV solar installation that would serve to offset electrical costs to run the facility as well as serve as an demo./ educational tool for renewable energy?

  3. ask says:

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Perfectly written!

  4. Annie says:

    It’s nice to see that you are offering Project Learning Tree. Unfortunately, I cannot attend. Will you be offering any other educator workshops in the near future?

    • for13460 says:

      We will continue to offer educator workshops and as soon as they become scheduled we will add them to our upcoming programs. Please check back regularly.

  5. heather says:

    Are you going to have any boy scout marit badge their

  6. Robert H. Benton Jr. says:

    Do you need assistance on the “Hop into Spring” event? I have run herpetology events at the Center years ago. I have power points on all the New York amphibian and reptile population. All of the New York frog calls are in the powerpoints. Let me know.

  7. M Carhart says:

    My son is looking forward to Spring Break Out and Summer Camp again this year. Do you have the dates scheduled yet?

    • for13460 says:

      We do have dates scheduled and are currently finalizing the fliers and registration forms. As soon as they are finished we will put them on the website. If you would like, please email requesting this information and we will also email it you.

  8. Mb Dunn says:

    Love the page and the events! Nice improvement to the center over the past year…..we enjoy looking forward to all the cool activities each season!

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