Webb Mountain Discovery Zone

Where science & history meet nature in a fun, hands-on learning environment

What Are We?

The Discovery Zone is an outdoor learning center in Monroe, Connecticut.  We strive to provide excellence in outdoor education as a part of the "No Child Left Inside" initiative 


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What is the Discovery Zone?

The Discovery Zone is a nature center located in Fairfield County on 171 acres providing enrichment opportunities and links to school curricula in the areas of nature, science, and history. 

Three trails lead you through an intricate outdoor Scavenger Hunt, created by two of the state's leading experts, with 27 learning stations featuring interpretive signs that encourage explorers young and old to find clues and evidence of how the land was used by people and animals past and present. 

And the best part? Admission is FREE! 

How do I get there?

The Discovery Zone is located off Route 111 just north of Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. At the blinking light head east on East Village Road and follow the green signs to the Discovery Zone entrance. 

The Discovery Zone is separate from Webb Mountain Park. 

What can I do at the Discovery Zone?

    • Follow our trails to on either a short, leisurely walk or a long hike through the woods
    • Visit any of our vernal pools or ponds to look for frogs, salamanders, and more
    • Have a picnic at one of our shaded picnic tables, right at the entrance of the Discovery Zone
    • Enjoy our free, guided scavenger hunt with friends and family
    • Go bird watching - we have bird feeders, bird baths, and bird houses near our entrance to attract them!
    • Explore and enjoy mother nature! You never know what you'll find from day to day at the Discovery Zone! 

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