Barnes Nature Center Gift Shop

Located at our nature center on 175 Shrub Road, Bristol, the Barnes Nature Center Gift Shop offers local, CT-made and Eco-friendly products (including some from our very own farm), and unique gifts for the nature lovers in your life.

GIFT SHOP HOURS: 10a-4p Saturdays and 12p-4p Sundays. Trails are open dawn to dusk 365 days/year.

Don’t forget – members and volunteers receive 10% off all purchases!

Our Farm Products

The Farm at Indian Rock Nature Preserve provides a steady supply of delicious, farm fresh eggs. We keep a variety of chicken breeds that lay white, brown and green/blue tinted eggs! The flock of sheep at the farm is sheared once a year and provide wool that is made into scarves and blankets. Wool products are limited and go fast, but we do have a few scarves left!

CT-Made Products

Beeswax Candles from Stonewall Apiary in Hanover, Connecticut, Pure Maple Syrup and Candies from LaMothe’s Sugarhouse in Burlington, Connecticut and local artisans jewelry and crafts. Come on down and see what’s new! 

Field Guides & Books

We sell a variety of bird, tree, wild flower, insect and reptile guides focused on our geographical area as well as thought provoking books, CD guides and more! 

For the Bird Lovers

Bluebird boxes, artistic bird houses, seed feeders, hummingbird feeders & window decals to prevent window strikes are all available in store.

For Young Explorers

Compasses to magnifying glasses, butterfly nets to duck calls- we’ve got the youngsters covered! We have a variety of toys and educational materials to inspire your young explorer about nature.

Featured Item

We’ve got some neat items in store. Single-use plastic straws are overused and bad for the environment. Here is one alternative that is biodegradable and compostable- Birch Tree printed PAPER STRAWS.