The Barn Nature Center is a non-profit educational animal sanctuary for rescued and re-homed exotic pets. Our interactive animal exhibits feature over 80 diverse species from around the world. Our mission is to provide quality care to our wonderful animal ambassadors while providing environmental and wildlife education to the public, as well as teaching youth animal care and community service skills. It is our hope that experiences at the Barn Nature Center inspire deeper connections with the natural world and respect for all life.
The Barn Nature Center offers fun and educational parties, tours, camps, workshops, scout programs, and outreach presentations to engage the community in experiential animal education and conservation. We offer kids, parents, and people of all ages the opportunity to touch, hold, feed, and meet amazing exotic animals from around the world. Groups visiting the Barn Nature Center also have the options to explore their adventurous sides by climbing our large indoor rock-climbing wall and high ropes course, participating in exciting team building activities, engaging in hands-on citizen science stream studies, or even enjoying a guided kayaking excursion. Located at the intersection of 611 and Almshouse Road in Doylestown, the Barn Nature Center has become a “must see” for children’s birthday parties, scout trips, school groups, family outings, special events, and more. Since opening in 2012, we have rescued many exotic companion animals while continuing to expand and develop our educational and recreational programming. The Barn Nature Center also offers meaningful youth community service and internship opportunities. As a non-profit organization operated by Youth Services Agency, the Barn Nature Center relies on income generated from visitors, events, and programs to provide quality care for our resident animal friends, many of which were rescued pets. All donations to the Barn Nature Center are tax deductible.
We take pride in our guests having wonderful experiences while enjoying up close and personal encounters with diverse and fascinating species. Come feed our 120-pound African-spurred tortoise and meet our friendly and silly ferrets. With over 120 animals living at our facility, the experience you gain at the Barn Nature Center promises to be fun, educational, and unlike any other!
In case you missed it on our homepage... Check out what we're all about on this Let's Go! segment on PBS 39!
Thank you so much to PBS39 and Grover Silcox! We were featured in their "Let's Go!" special that aired on 2/15/18.
All tours (guided and unguided) and Events are by Appointment Only!
Please call the main line in advance for directions, scheduling, and booking at the Barn Nature Center: 267-421-4818