Onsite Programs for Preschools

Live Animal Program and Seasonal Sensory Hike

1-hour or 1.5-hour program

10-80 participants

Available in all seasons

Hike/Animal Programs are one of our most popular programs! Participants have the chance to get hands-on with their favorite resident critters and enjoy a hike along our always-changing trails. Choose from the following themes or request a theme!​

  • General Animal Program

    • Allow the assigned experienced educator to choose the animal line-up for this exciting introduction to a live animal presentation!

  • Animals Eat What!?!

    • From carnivores to herbivores and everything in between, animals eat all different kinds of food. In this program you'll meet animals with different diets and learn why eating things we may consider gross is deliciously good for that animal and the environment as well.

  • Where in Winter?

    • When it's cold outside, animals don't have mittens or hot chocolate to keep them warm. Instead, some sleep through the winter, some have thick fur to stay active, and others just pack up and leave! Learn all about how nature beats the cold in this cool program.

  • Reptiles all Around

    • They're cold-blooded, they're scaly, they're reptiles! This group of animals is some of the most fascinating and misunderstood on the planet. Get up close and personal with turtles, snakes, and lizards and find out what makes these critters s-s-spectacular and not so scary.

  • What’s Your Cover?

    • From fur, to feathers, to scales, and more, animals have all different kinds of things that cover their bodies. Some coverings keep an animal warm, some help them to disappear, and some even help an animal be noticed. See a variety of animals and learn how what they wear helps them to survive!

  • Slither, Scurry, and Soar

    • They slither, crawl, hop, fly, and scurry. Each animal has its own unique way of moving. Watch Briar Bush's animals move in their own unique ways and then try doing some moving of your own!

  • Animal Show and Tell

    • How would you protect yourself in a dangerous situation? Animals have a variety of ways that they protect themselves; some are familiar, some are gross, and some are downright bizarre! Learn about animal defenses from our not-so-dangerous animal ambassadors.

 

Seasonal Sensory Hike

1-hour program

10-40 participants

Available in all seasons

Each season brings something new to Briar Bush. We offer seasonal hikes in which we can tailor the lesson to a groups' interest. Topics include but are not limited to: plants, birds, insects, habitats, and animal signs.

 

Pond Study and Seasonal Sensory Hike

1-hour or 1.5-hour program

10-40 participants

Available April-October

Using hand nets and magnifying lenses, participants will explore the natural wonders of the Briar Bush Pond and enjoy a hike along our always-changing trails.

 

Pond Study and Live Animal Program

1-hour or 1.5-hour program

10-40 participants

Available April-October

Using hand nets and magnifying lenses, participants will explore the natural wonders of the Briar Bush Pond and have the chance to get hands-on with their favorite resident critters.

 

Lenape Living

1-hour program

10-25 participants

Available in all seasons

Participants explore the history of the native people who lived here in Pennsylvania. Students interact with authentic and re-created props and tools, learn traditional methods of hunting and gathering, and play Native American games.

 

Lenape Living and Seasonal Sensory Hike

1.5-hour program

10-40 participants

Available in all seasons

Participants explore the history of the native people who lived here in Pennsylvania. Students interact with authentic and re-created props and tools, learn traditional methods of hunting and gathering, and play Native American games and enjoy a hike along our always-changing trails.

 

Custom Program

1-hour or 1.5-hour program

10-40 participants

Availability dependent upon program

Briar Bush Nature Center has the ability to create custom programs for specific groups who would like our lessons and programs tailored to their interests. Briar Bush has created custom programs for religious groups, libraries, colleges and universities, Scout groups, and more.

Program Length: 1-hour or 1.5-hours

Age Requirement: 3-5 years old

Program Pricing: 

  • Programs start at $7.00 per person.

  • A deposit for a minimum of 10 participants is required two weeks before the program date.

  • The remaining balance is due on the program date.

  • One adult chaperone is free of charge for every ten participants.

  • Any additional chaperones and parents/guardians are charged as program participants.

  • For more accurate pricing and to schedule a program, please contact us at (215) 887-6603.

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