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.

Woodland Fairy Tales

Saturday, October 1,  1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Members:  $10 with non-paying adult; Non-Members: $15 with non-paying adult

Register by September 28.

Don your fairy wings and join us for a magical afternoon as we journey through Penn’s Woods to help our Fairy Queen find her friend the Frog Prince. Use natural materials to help create a special shelter for our woodland fairies.  Program includes a story, art project, and snack by the pond.

 

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

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.


Fall 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.

 


Nature's Recylers - September 29th

Sensational Seeds - October 13th

Fall into Autumn - October 27th

Winter Sleepers - November 10th

 

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

Woodland Pumpkin Hunt

Saturday, October 29, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Members: $15 with non-paying adult; Non-members: $18 with non-paying adult

Advance registration by October 20

 

Take a magical journey in the woods though the eyes of Mousekin, as he prepares for the coming winter.  We’ll search for food, watch for predators, then find our own “golden house” to decorate and take home.

 

 

Nighttime Programs

Night Sky Adventure

Friday, September 30th, 7:30 - 10:00 p.m.

Suggested donation: $3.00

The night sky is filled with more than just stars to wish upon. There are planets and their moons, satellites, and distant galaxies to see, just to name a few. Join members of the Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association who will be on-hand with telescopes and trained eyes to help you locate those mysterious, interstellar objects. Program takes place at the Moore Pavilion between 7:30 and 9:30 pm. Drop in anytime. If skies are cloudy, program will be rescheduled for October 2. Please check our website for program status. The Bucks-Mont Astronomical Association is a group of amateur astronomers working together to improve astronomical knowledge and appreciation as well as observational and astrophotograph​y skills. BMAA members are a varied group of individuals who share a curiosity about the sky. They make themselves and their instruments available to promote public interest in astronomy.

Make & Take Programs

Holiday Wreath Workshop      

Saturday, December 3, 10 a.m. – noon

Members: $60; Non-members: $70, including all materials.

Registration with payment required by Wednesday, December 1.

 

Join the fun and make a festive holiday wreath out of natural materials and native plants including juniper, white pine, and holly. Preserve Executive Director Miles Arnott will lead the workshop with step-by-step demonstration and hands-on instruction to help you create a work of art that you’ll be proud to display during the holiday season. Space is limited, so register early

 

Edible Ornaments for Birds

Saturday, December 10, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

Members: $10 ; Non-members: $12

Advance registration required by 12/5

 

During the winter, it is a challenge for birds to find sufficient food to survive because natural food sources are limited. Make several natural “ornaments” for birds that you can use to decorate outdoor trees. Please bring a container for your ornaments. ALLERGY ALERT:  Nuts are used in projects.  

Nature Programs

Slimy Snakes, Terrifying Tarantulas and Blind Bats?
Sunday, October 30,  2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Members: $6/adult; $4/child. Non-members: $8/adult; $6/child. Call to register by October 25.

Are bats blind? Do toads give you warts? Many myths have been around for decades, but are they true? Join Naturalist Pam Newitt and take on some common misconceptions about the animals that live around us. Some live animals will be available to help us uncover the truth! Short walk may follow an indoor presentation.

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. 

Fall Play Day:  Saturday, September 24th

 

 

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.