Kids and Families

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Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve is the perfect place for family fun!  Come join in on one of our many kids and family programs or take a walk on our trails exploring nature together.

NEW and exciting programs are coming in 2016!  Keep checking our Calendar of Events for dates, costs and details. To ensure a place in a program, please make sure you pre-register by phone (215) 862-2924.

Summer Camps

We are excited to offer full and partial week Nature Summer Camps. REGISTER NOW!

Click here for all of the details!

Nature Buddies Series

Nature Buddies programs include a story, an outdoor walk, and a take-home craft. This program is appropriate for ages 3 through 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are weather dependent – please dress for the weather.


Spring Wonders

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Members: Free; Non-members: $7 for one child with adult + $3 for each additional child.

Advance registration required by the Tuesday prior to each program.

 

Wildflowers are Wonderful – May 12      CANCELED

It’s National Wildflower Week!  Find out what makes wildflowers so fascinating to butterflies, birds, and bees.

 

For registration/program info, check out our Calendar of Events.

Art in Nature

NEW! Whimsical Birds

Saturday, April 16, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Members: $13; Non-members: $17

Space is limited, registration required by April 13.

Chirp Chirp! Is one of the beautiful sounds of spring!  Discover birds of Pennsylvania and the winged visitors of the Preserve. Children ages 7-12 years will work with artist Danielle Cargas create a whimsical artwork based on these birds as they learn the art of the Zentangle.  All materials included.

 

Nighttime Programs

Frog Slog

Friday, April 15, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Member:  $6 adult/$4 child, Non-members: $10 adult/$8 child. Advance registration required by Wednesday, April 13.

 

The setting sun and rising moon add a little magic to a stroll through the woods. Join us as we explore the natural world during the evening hours. We will listen to, and look for, spring peepers and wood frogs, and see what other spring treasures await us. Bring a small flashlight.

 

 

 

Walk When the Moon is Full  CANCELED

Saturday, May 21, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Member:  $6 adult/$4 child, Non-members: $8 adult/$6 child.

There's something special about exploring nature at night. Set your sense of adventure on high and join us for an evening full of folklore and stories under the light of a full moon. Program will end with a marshmallow roast around the campfire.

 

Nature Programs

Bluebird Conservation Workshop

Saturday, June 18,  10:00 a.m. – noon

Members: $10; Non-members: $15

Come discover who calls our nesting boxes home “tweet” home.  Join Education Coordinator Kelly Joslin, Volunteer Nest Box Monitor Margie Rutbell and Ray “Mr. Bluebird” Hendrick as we learn about bluebirds and other cavity nesters at the Preserve.   You’ll learn to identify nests by nesting material, and explore our nest boxes to help collect important data, count baby chicks and contribute to our larger study on nesting birds.  Learn how to attract birds to your yard then you have the option to build a nest box to take home (additional fee applies). Indoor presentation followed by an outdoor hike.  Bring your binoculars and be prepared for walking in tall grass and briars.

 

Mother's Day Birds & Blooms

Mother’s Day Birds & Blooms

Sunday, May 8, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.          

Members: $20/family; Non-members: $25/family

Advance registration required by Wednesday, May 4.

 

Start your Mother’s Day off with a morning of family fun and a chance to learn more about Mother Nature too! This interactive program will include a craft and engaging walk through our

Spring wildflowers. We’ll discover the important connections between flowers, insects, and birds. Each mom will take home a beautiful native plant to grow in her own garden.

 

Family Events and Resources

Nature Play Days

Members: FREE; Non-Member: $3 per person (includes admission)

Time 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

 

Come join us for an afternoon of play in nature!  Our Visitor Center will be filled with FUN and thematic self-guided activities, art projects, and opportunities for a guided hike.  This is a drop-in program and themes will vary by season. 

Summer Play Day:  Saturday, June 18

 

 

Family Resources
Visit the Preserve as a family and let nature be your guide with our Discovery Trail Backpack Tour, explore the R.O.T. Plot and peruse our Children's Library. Learn more about our Family Resources.

Children's Summer Reading

Join us on Thursdays during the summer to discover the wonders of nature:

 

June: 16, 23, 30

July: 7, 14, 21, 28

August:  4, 11, 18

 

Children's Summer Reading programs run from 10-11:15 a.m and include a story, an outdoor walk, and a take-home craft. This program is appropriate for ages 3 through 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are weather dependent – please dress for the weather.

 

For registration/program info, check out our Calendar of Events.