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Programs for Children

Most programs require registration.

Please review all program information at the time of registration.

Questions or need help registering? Call 215-887-6603.

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Magic Mornings

Program for 2-5-year-olds with Adult

 

Hey, toddlers! Bring your favorite adult for walks, animal encounters, activities, and more. Each week features a new theme, which repeats throughout the week. (Register for one day per week.)

 

Days: MOST Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays

        (Visit our Registration Page to view available program dates.)
Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Location: Briar Bush Nature Center or Alternate Location (See Special Announcement below.)

Cost per Participant/Session: $12.50 | Abington Resident: $11.25 | Briar Bush Member: $10.00

Additional Child in Same Household: $7.50 | Abington Resident: $6.75 | Briar Bush Member: $6.00

Special Announcement:

Due to construction, Magic Mornings will take place at Crestmont Clubhouse on 2/20, 2/21, 2/22, 2/27, 2/28, and 2/29.

Magic Mornings has been cancelled for the month of March and is due to resume in April at Briar Bush Nature Center.

Important Notes:

  • Registration is required for participants ages 2+.

  • Children under 2 years of age accompanying a paying participant are free of charge.

  • Registration includes one adult.

  • The program takes place indoors and outdoors for varying durations of time dependent on the weather, so dress appropriately.

  • Children cannot participate in both Magic Mornings and Nature Pioneers in the same week as the activities are similar.​​

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees for Magic Mornings are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the program, you may transfer to another date if you contact us at least two business days prior to the program date.

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Nature Pioneers

Program for 4-6-year-olds

 

Children are invited to join us on their own for age-appropriate activities, walks, animal encounters, crafts, games, and more! Each week features a new theme, which repeats throughout the week. (Register for one day per week.)

 

Days: MOST Wednesdays or Thursdays

        (Visit our Registration Page to view available program dates.)

Time: 1:00pm-2:30pm

Location: Briar Bush Nature Center or Alternate Location (See Special Announcement below.)

Cost per Participant/Session: $15.00 | Abington Resident: $13.50 | Briar Bush Member: $12.00​

Special Announcement:

Due to construction, Nature Pioneers will take place at Crestmont Clubhouse on 2/22 and 2/29.

Nature Pioneers has been cancelled for the month of March and is due to resume in April at Briar Bush Nature Center.

Important Notes:

  • Registration is required.

  • Medical and Pick-Up Consent Form is required to be completed for each participant before the program date. This form is valid from June through to the following May. You will need to log in to the registration system, complete the form, click 'Continue,' click 'Checkout,' then click 'Complete Order' in order for the form to be submitted. If you are not sure if you have completed the form, please email Melissa Eldridge at melissa@briarbush.org.

  • This is a drop-off program, come prepared with a backpack, water, and a change of clothes. 

  • The program takes place indoors and outdoors for varying durations of time dependent on the weather, so dress appropriately.

  • Children cannot participate in both Magic Mornings and Nature Pioneers in the same week as the activities are similar.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees for Nature Pioneers are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the program, you may transfer to another date if you contact us at least two business days prior to the program date.

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School's Out, Get Outside!

Program for Children in Grades K-5

 

When school is not in session, students can spend a day at Briar Bush exploring the outdoors, meeting live animals, making crafts, playing in nature, and more. Be sure to pack a lunch, snacks, water bottle, and full change of clothes.

 

Location: Briar Bush Nature Center (See Special Announcement below.)

Dates: Select Holidays (Visit our Registration Page to view available program dates.)

Half-Day Sessions

  • Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

  • Cost per Participant/Session: $30.00 | Abington Resident: $27.00 | Briar Bush Member: $24.00

Full-Day Session

  • Time: 8:30am-3:30pm

  • Cost per Participant/Session: $75.00 | Abington Resident: $67.50 | Briar Bush Member: $60.

After-Care Sessions

  • Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

  • Cost per Participant/Session: $12.00

  • To register for After-Care, click "Keep Shopping" after the sessions are in the cart. ​

Special Announcements:

  • School's Out on 2/16 and 2/19 will take place at Briar Bush Nature Center. Spring Break School's Out in March and April is also expected to take place at Briar Bush Nature Center. After-Care will not be offered.

Important Notes:

  • Registration is required.

  • Medical and Pick-Up Consent Form is required to be completed for each participant before the program date. This form is valid from June through to the following May. You will need to log in to the registration system, complete the form, click 'Continue,' click 'Checkout,' then click 'Complete Order' in order for the form to be submitted. If you are not sure if you have completed the form, please email Melissa Eldridge at melissa@briarbush.org.

  • This is a drop-off program, come prepared with a backpack, water, and a change of clothes. 

  • The program takes place indoors and outdoors for varying durations of time dependent on the weather, so dress appropriately.

  • Children ages 8+ may travel in the Briar Bush van to local parks during this program. 

  • Briar Bush Nature Center does not provide transportation from the schools to the program on Half-Day Session dates.

Cancellation Policy:

If you cancel a program 15 days or more before its start date, you will receive an 80% refund (20% service fee). No refunds will be issued within 14 days of the program start date.

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