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Green Lane Nature Center

Learning about nature is fun the whole family

Description

Located in Green Lane Park, the Green Lane Nature Center is the environmental education facility for the Montgomery County Parks and Heritage Services department. The center offers programs across a variety of interests, including birding, gardening, nature crafts, cross country skiing and other subjects specifically designed for children.

Learning about nature will be fun for children and adults alike, with a wildlife observation room, a butterfly garden, a sensory garden and a diorama room on site. There are special rooms for children, where they can touch anything they see as well as a library and classrooms.

Opened as an educational facility in 1988, the center is located within the boundaries of Green Lane Park, in the Northwestern section of Montgomery County.

The grounds offer picnicking areas with grills, nature trails and gardens. Most areas and restrooms are handicapped accessible. Public programs are offered throughout the year. Programs for school, scout and other organized groups are by reservation only.

Come Prepared

Most programs are free of charge and picnic tables and grills are available on a first come, first serve basis. Pets and alcoholic beverages are not permitted.

Don’t Miss

The Maple Sugar Magic festival in late February, and the Aqua Fair, a celebration of the local watershed held in the middle of May.

Outsider’s Tip

Green Lane Nature Center is best known for educational and recreational programming for families and organized groups. The facility can be rented for private events.

Volunteer

Volunteers and interns are always welcome, including through the Center’s partnership with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. Call (215) 234-8497 for more information.

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