Barn Nature Center

Youth Services Agency's Barn Nature Center strives to teach the public about the environment, wildlife, and conservation through animals and a variety of educational programs. Many of the nature center’s animals are rescued or rehomed exotic pets. Located in the historical Doylestown Barn, groups will encounter mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish, and invertebrates that they can touch, hold, and feed. The center offers tours of the nature center, rock climbing, team building activities, kayaking on Lake Nockamixon, and more. In the game room, groups can enjoy a game of pool, foosball, and air hockey. Overnight trips at the center include an owl pellet dissection or craft. Programs can be customized to your group’s needs.
Contact Info
Address: 1283 Almshouse Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901. Bucks County. Tel: 267-421-4818. Email: Website: Hrs: Mon.-Fri. 10AM-4PM. Contact: Lizzy Schechner,
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 2 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Nature Exploration Lesson Plan

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. Nature centers and state parks provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and animals, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.... Continue