The Nature Center is one of the premier award winning environmental education centers in northwestern Pennsylvania, providing environmental education programs including school and group programs, public programs, special events, festivals and summer nature camps. More than 130,000 visitors annually participate in outdoor recreational opportunities including: hiking, mountain biking, running, cross-countryskiing, fishing and athletic activities. More information about these activities can be found on the Trail Use Rentals sections of the website.
Through the generous support from the community, access to the grounds, Nature Center, and trail system are free and open to the public.
Office hours: Mondays – Fridays / 9 am – 4:30 pm
Trails: Open Daylight Hours Only
September 1 – May 31
June 1 – August 31
CLOSED MAJOR HOLIDAYS (New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas)
The Nature features historic and live animal exhibits, classrooms, conference room, Discovery Room, and gift shop in an environmentally sustainable building. Outdoor features include a picnic pavilion, craft workshop, sugar shack, amphitheater, the Little Woods Nature Play area, native plant gardens, and the Otto Behrend Celebration Garden.