Things to See and Do
For Kids & Families
Bird Observatory & the Platt Collection
Watch woodpeckers, hummingbirds and chickadees at our feeding stations, then head downstairs to view nearly 100 mounted bird specimens, 200 nests and 600 eggs. Look for a scavenger hunt to the left of the entrance!
The Green Labyrinth
Meander this spiral-shaped labyrinth nestled among the trees on the Bucks County Trail. Be sure to bring a natural “gift” to leave in the center. Learn more about the Green Labyrinth »
Grab a Tree Trail Guide or Leaf Bingo sheet and explore this shady oasis. Visit the R.O.T. Plot and search for nature’s recyclers under logs and rocks. Learn more about Penn's Woods »
Explore the meadow and you are likely to see birds, butterflies and perhaps mammals like rabbits or woodchucks. Learn more about the Meadow »
Look for turtles sunning themselves on a log in the middle of this natural pond . Eyes only, please. No wading or dip nets. Learn more about Founders' Pond »
Play “I Spy” at the pond and search for frogs, toads, dragonflies and pollinators. Eyes only, please. No wading or dip nets. Learn more about The Pond »
Explore nature through hands-on activities at 10 destinations along the Discovery Trail. Recommended for families ages 7 & up.
Our children’s library gives families an opportunity to discover nature through playful prose and colorful illustrations. Browse reference and story books in the reading corner of the auditorium. Topics include amphibians, animals, birds, flowers, forests, fungi, insects, seasons and many more!
Follow the trail as it winds through several different habitats and pathways. Stop at 14 trail “flags” and five interpretive signs to learn about butterflies.
This backpack includes fun lessons and activities to play with kids as you walk the Butterfly Trail. Recommended for families ages 7 & up.
Tips to Remember When Enjoying the Preserve
- Be Respectful. Stay on the trails and out of creeks and ponds. The Preserve is a protected home for hundreds of species of plants and animals.
- Itch Alert! Poison ivy is found throughout the Preserve. Remember: “Leave of three, let them be!”
- Leave Flowers for Wildlife. Picking flowers or plants is not allowed at the Preserve.
- Stroller Friendly Trails: Penn’s Woods, the Pond and the Meadow Trails are wide and flat. Cross the stone bridge to discover the Azaleas by the Bridge, Medicinal and Audubon Trails. There are a few spots at the Preserve that have steps, which are indicated on the Visitor Map.
Looking for more family fun?
Be sure to check out our upcoming Kids & Family Fun special programs.