Our staff guided tours offer experiences that include up close and personal encounters with some of our diverse and fascinating species. Each tour is guided by one of our trained Educators who will teach you about our animals, and allow you to touch, hold or even feed them. During the guided tour, you will be able to feed our 120-pound African-spurred tortoise, enter our free-flight aviary where you can hand feed our birds, you can hold snakes and lizards, and enjoy a fun play time with our furry mammals! With over 80 animals living at our facility, the experience guests gain at the Barn Nature Center promises to be fun, educational, and unlike any other. There are no minimum group sizes for Nature Center Tours - everyone is welcome! All guided tours must be scheduled in advance. $10 per person for an hour long tour
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The upstairs of the Barn Nature Center is called the Adventure Center. The 36-foot high walls are all made for rock climbing, the rafters have high ropes course elements hanging from them, there is a game room, and there are plenty of fun options for team building! The activities provided at our Barn Adventure Center encourage positive peer interaction, assist in the development of the child's confidence, and promote healthy and varied hobbies as well as physical and emotional health.
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Rock Climbing can be added to any of our Barn Nature Center Birthday Party Packages (additional fee applies) or can be a stand-alone party. Rock climbing can also be a part of a group event, overnight or, booked alone for an individual family. We have approximately six walls of various levels of difficulty for beginning climbers to advanced! $15 per person for an hour long session, must be booked in advance.
The Barn Nature Center offers Team and Group Skill Building activities. These activities are set to help teams, scouts, groups, and friends learn to communicate, work as a team, and develop skills to encourage them to think on their feet as well as plan ahead. Our Team Building is not just made for kids. We accommodate adult groups such as office colleague, mom's groups, clubs and sports groups as well. $10 per person per hour, must be booked in advance.
High Ropes Course
The High Ropes Course of our Adventure Center offers heart-pumping, exhilarating challenges that are not for the faint of heart! Cross the Rickety Bridge about 20 feet up in the air, walk or crawl across ropes in the rafters of our historic barn, grab a partner and attempt the ladder built for giants or even control your decent on our rappelling station! $20 per person for a 1.5 hour long session, must be booked in advance.
A Night at the Barn
Camp out in our Historical Bucks County Barn! Our exciting new program, A Night at the Barn, offers groups a unique opportunity to spend the night at the Barn Nature Center! Bring your sleeping bag and pillows, and get ready to explore the Nocturnal Adventures awaiting your group at the Barn Nature Center.
Nature Center Tour with Animal Encounters
High Ropes Course
Owl Pellet Dissection
Arts & Crafts
Animal Enrichment Projects
Activities can be custom designed or themed to meet specific interests of your group or badge requirements. In the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast and then wake up the Nature Center animals. Perfect for scouts, teams, clubs, or birthday parties. 12 person minimum.
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Explore the Neshaminy Creek with the Barn Nature Center and learn about hands-on local watershed conservation! Get ready to get wet, have fun, and investigate stream ecosystems! Participants will learn scientific methods to assess stream health based on invertebrate biodiversity. Our Stream Study site is located just 5 minutes from the Barn Nature Center. All equipment is provided. $15 per person for an hour of programming, 4 person minimum.
Let the Barn Nature Center guide you on a Nature Hike adventure in a local park in native wilderness. Participants will use all of their senses to explore the varying habitats we come across, while learning about ecosystems, and the organisms that inhabit the area. Our guided Nature Hikes can be modified to accommodate specific age groups and can also be combined with kayaking and/or team building activities at the location. $15 per person for an hour of programming, 4 person minimum.
Enjoy a guided kayaking excursion on beautiful Lake Nockamixon with the Barn Nature Center! Our sit-on-top boats are perfect for both beginners and experienced paddlers. Equipment, water bottles, and snacks are provided. $25 per person for a 2 hour trip; 5 person minimum. Please note that our kayaking program is held at Peace Valley Park, which is a separate location from the Barn Nature Center.