Summer Nights in Nature

Modified Outdoor In-Person Program for All Ages

As some participants are unable to be vaccinated, all participants are required to wear masks.


Bring your family and friends to BBNC for summer nights of nature-based fun! Join the Briar Bush educators in games, activities, live animal shows, guided hikes, and more, all relating to the theme of the night. 

Time: Select Wednesday nights in July & August from 7:00pm-8:00pm

See below for rain dates.

Cost: $4/member; $5/non-member

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(Registration Required; No Walk-Ins)

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Creepy Crawlies - Wednesday, July 21, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021)

Some have six legs, some have eight, and some have many, many legs…they are the creatures that creep in the night! See some of Briar Bush’s insects and their relatives up close before heading out on the trails for a creepy crawly scavenger hunt.

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Owl Prowl - Wednesday, July 14, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, July 15, 2021)

Can you hoot? How about whinny, screech, or hiss? There's a lot more to owls than most people think. Come learn about these fascinating nocturnal flyers and likely meet a live owl guest!

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Sensory Adventure - Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021)

Get ready to explore Briar Bush using your senses. What are rods and cones and how do they help us to see? Learn which animal smells with their tongue. Use your eyes and hands for an “I Spy…” texture scavenger hunt.                                                                         

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All About Bears - Wednesday, August 4, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021)

They are cute and cuddly when they are teddy bears, but don't get too close Goldilocks! They come in different colors such as black, brown, and white, but how big do they get? Do they live in cities like Philly or Chicago? Join us for a night filled with stories, songs, and facts about bears.

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Creatures of the Night - Wednesday, August 11, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, August 12, 2021)

At night, the Briar Bush forest is filled with animals we may not see during the day: raccoons, skunks, bats, foxes, owls, and insects. Meet some nocturnal animals during a live animal encounter! Then, learn more about these creatures by visiting each station and participating in the activities.

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Herp, Herp, Hooray! - Wednesday, August 18, 2021 (Rain Date: Thursday, August 19, 2021)

Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. But what is the difference between these two classes of animals? Join us as we learn how to distinguish between the two with the help of some of our resident animals, a pond exploration, and other fun activities.