WESTPORT — A soft summer evening set the tone for a family-friendly outdoor get-together at Earthplace, featuring a campfire, twilight hike and several animal ambassadors.

Fifty visitors enjoyed the visit Friday evening, which culminated with the showing of an outdoor movie at sundown at the facility’s new amphitheater.

“We are working on still getting families outside to enjoy activities,” said Becky Newman, director of nature programs.

“And campfires, to a lot of people, say summer,” she said.