Couple riding Segway scooters in the spring

Dogwood Canyon Activities

Dogwood Canyon has plenty of engaging activities to participate in while you explore the park - Dogwood Canyon Property Map
Find the dates, times, locations and general information for these Activities below.
Green Activities are free with park admission. Those in Blue are free with any Adventure purchase.

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*Green activities are included with park admission.
*Blue activities are included with any paid adventure.



Labor Day Creation Station

August 31 - September 2     3:00PM - 5:00PM

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park


On your last summer adventure stop by our Creation Station and make your own custom craft to take home! Use natural materials to create a custom souvenir or gift to remember summer 2019!





Owl Prowl

October 4, 18 & 25     6:00PM - 8:30PM

Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

Join us this October for our Owl Prowls as we celebrate OWL-o-ween in the Canyon!  The evening will begin with a live owl encounter followed by an owl pellet dissection. We will then start our outdoor adventure with s’mores before beginning the guided twilight hike to call and listen for real owls! The second half of this program is outdoors and will finish after dark.  Please dress for the weather, wear good sturdy walking shoes. Flashlights are optional.  

Each registration includes admission. Active Dogwood Canyon Members, please sign in to your membership account to remove admission cost from your registration.

Important Information
  • Pre-registration is required for this program. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event.
  • All children (17 & under) must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the program.
  • You will be contacted if this program is cancelled due to inclement weather or low registration. Please provide a valid cell phone number where you can be reached when registering.

Attention Members
    This event is free for all active members. Please log into your account before adding items to the cart. Your discount will be applied at checkout. You will be asked to present your membership at the ticket booth to enter the park.
Attention Non-Members
    The prices below include both park entry and the owl prowl. Please provide your e-ticket at the ticket booth upon arrival.



August 2019 Activities

See Calendar above for Dates and Times of Activities

Welcome Table

Once inside the park, be sure to stop by our Welcome Table to say hello! Our friendly activities staff will be happy to answer questions about exploring the park, observing wildlife and what to look for while out in the canyon. Find us under the treehouse to learn what’s happening in the Nature and Conservation Center and discover fun tabletop artifacts before you set out on your adventure!

Stone-age Survival Skills

See demonstrations of flint knapping, friction fire, cordage and other tools, weapons and clothing employed by our prehistoric ancestors. These live demonstrations are complimentary.

Foraging in the Ozarks

Join us for a mosey around the canyon to learn about wildflowers, edible and medicinal plants, and a bit about local archaeology. Bring binoculars if you have them, as there’s always a possibility to see beautiful songbirds and other Ozarks wildlife!

StoryWalk® Hike:

Storywalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (a deconstructed book, page by page) along Hickory Ridge Trail.

Discovery Stations

Our stations provide a casual, yet engaging educational opportunity for families and children to learn about nature through hands-on crafts, activities and tabletop displays. This activity is complimentary. Children under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Nature & Conservation Program

Join us in the Nature & Conservation Center classroom for a short hands-on nature program and create your own nature craft to take home!

Trailside Science Stations

Be sure to stop by our trailside activity stations while you’re out in the canyon! The stations feature a rotation of wildlife artifacts, table top activities and information about plants and wildlife in the park. Talk with our knowledgeable staff and learn something new about the natural wonders that call this place home.

Labor Day Creation Station

On your last summer adventure stop by our Creation Station and make your own custom craft to take home! Use natural materials to create a custom souvenir or gift to remember summer 2019! This activity is complimentary with valid park admission.