Celebrate your child's birthday with a nature theme related birthday party! Spend a few hours of the day outdoors in the natural world. What could be more fun than getting up close to a snake, searching for strange and exciting insects, or playing in a Native American village just as they did 500 years ago?
My daughter and I were just there tonight with her Girl Scout troop. We participated in one of their many special presentations which are open to the public. This one was a presentation about constellations in the Autumn sky. We saw slides in the building about what we would see when we went outside, and then we ventured out with our guides (Chris and Mike) and actually saw what we'd talked about by looking up in the sky. They even had a telescope set up so that we could all view Jupiter and it's moons! Educational even for the parents! When was the last time you looked at Jupiter? It was very educational for the girls and fun to then do a small campfire afterwards with marshmallows and cocoa.
My kids have also been here on school trips to learn about Native Americans as well as plants and animals native to the area.
Trails at the Churchville Nature Center are open from sunup to sundown daily. Inside the nature center you can view dioramas depicting local wildlife. There are also children’s programs, such as nature crafts, junior naturalist hikes, and activities centered on the Lenape Indians. The paths are wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available.