Hours, Fees, and Directions

Museum

Museum:

  • CLOSED to visitors

  • OPEN for programming only

  • Reception Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Bird Observatory:

  • CLOSED to visitors

  • OPEN for programming only

Trails

Trails:

  • OPEN to visitors every day, dawn to dusk

Pond:

  • OPEN to visitors M-F 9am-5pm,

      except when used for programming

  • CLOSED weekends

Admission:

  • Trails are FREE of charge

Rules:

  • Please stay on the trails. 

  • Pets frighten wildlife. Please, no pets.

  • Collecting plants and animals disturbs ecosystems. Please, do not collect.

2021 Closings

   1/1/2021 -

  5/31/2021 -

6/18/2021 -

7/5/2021 -

9/6/2021 -

10/11/2021 -

11/11/2021 -

11/25/2021 -

12/25/2021 -

New Year’s Day 

Memorial Day

Emancipation Day (Observed)

Independence Day (Observed)

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans’ Day

Thanksgiving Day

Christmas Day

As part of the Abington Township Parks and Recreation Department, Briar Bush Nature Center closes on some Abington Township holidays and may close on emergency (snow) days.

Trail Hours

The trails are open every day from dawn to dusk.

Please remain aware of trail closures due to severe weather conditions.

Museum Admission Fees

Adults: $3
Children 2 years and older: $2

Members and Abington Residents: always FREE!

Directions: Mass Transit

As an environmental leader, we always encourage the use of mass transit options. Visit the SEPTA website for schedules.

Take either the R2 Warminster Regional Rail line or Bus line 22 and exit at Roslyn Station (Easton and Susquehanna Roads). Walk up the hill on Susquehanna Road, turn left on Edge Hill Road (at the traffic light) and Briar Bush will be on your left after a few blocks.

Directions: Driving

Find us with Google Maps.

From the Philadelphia Area: Most visitors will come up Old York Road (PA-611) from the south. Turn LEFT onto Susquehanna Road. At the traffic light at the top of the hill, turn RIGHT onto Edge Hill Road. Go .25 miles and Briar Bush will be on the LEFT at the intersection of Edge Hill Road and Tyson Ave. The driveway is one way.

 

From outside the Philadelphia Area: Most visitors from the North, South, East, or West will want to find their way to the PA Turnpike Extension (I-276) and exit at Willow Grove onto PA-611 Southbound, towards Willow Grove. Turn LEFT onto Old Welsh Road. Take a RIGHT onto Edge Hill Road. Go 1.0 miles. Briar Bush is on the RIGHT at the intersection of Edge Hill Road and Tyson Ave. The driveway is one way.

 

School Buses: All size school buses are able to drive down the driveway in order to drop off/pick up students. If necessary, one of our staff members will be happy to help guide you around corners. Please drive down to the front door - do not park at the top of the driveway. Buses may not stay parked in our driveway - they may park at Highland

Elementary (Abington buses only), at the nearby Target, or somewhere else.

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