Nature April 30, 2017
The Outdoor Discovery Park In Pennsylvania That’s Perfect For A Family Day Trip
Explore the wonders of nature by hiking along tree-lined trails. Bring your binoculars for bird watching. Or, sign up for an adult or a children’s program at Briar Bush Nature Center, a sprawling natural oasis and outdoor discovery center in Pennsylvania.
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Snuggled in suburban Pennsylvania, Briar Bush Nature Center spans nearly 13 acres and boasts a rich history dating back more than a century.
Founded by Everett and Florence Griscom in 1908, the couple's mission of inspiring visitors to appreciate, to explore, and to protect nature continues as strong as ever in the 21st century.
Briar Bush Nature Center's lush acreage is comprised of nearly a mile of trails, a pond, the Griscom Bird Observatory, a seasonal butterfly house, and...
The Dede Long Nature Museum, where visitors can meet the resident animals, explore the touch tables, and marvel at the taxidermy and other changing exhibits.
Lace up your most comfortable shoes as you embark on one of the picturesque trails. Stop along the way to relax on a bench and listen to the tranquil sounds of nature.
Pause to admire the enchanting fairy houses you'll find along the way then channel your creative energy by making your very own fairy house to place on the trail.
Let the kids run free at the playscape, where they can balance on logs and cross tree stumps. Visit the playscape daily from dawn to dusk.
Or, sign kids between the ages of two and 12 up for one of the many summer camp programs. Kids between four and six can attend a half-day camp while camp for kids from six to 12 runs all day.
Individual camps last a week.
Briar Bush Nature Center also features adult programs, including the Great Escapes. The program allows nature enthusiasts to journey to a nearby nature facility. The next Great Escape is slated for May 20, 2017 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna, Delaware.
Admission to Briar Bush Nature Center is free for Abington residents and Friends of Briar Bush members. Non-members and non-residents must pay a nominal fee of $3 for adults and $2 for kids between the ages of two and 17.
Visit Briar Bush Nature Center Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. or hike the nature trails, which are open from dawn to dusk daily.
Briar Bush Nature Center
1212 Edge Hill Road
Abington, PA 19001
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