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If you like nature, gardening, or just getting out for an adventure, then this group is for you. Enjoy nature topics, hikes, and programs. We have programs for adults, teens, and families throughout the year. Most programs are free, but donations are always welcome!

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Longwood Gardens Christmas Bus Trip

Longwood Gardens

Indoor and outdoor displays are infused with color and lights, thousands of seasonal plants exquisitely decorate the Conservatory, ​and sounds of the season resonate throughout. Arrival at the Gardens is scheduled for 12 p.m., giving plenty of time to take in all that is offered. The trip is sponsored by the Rancocas Nature Center and includes charter bus transportation and entry ticket. Limited seats available!

$70 per person.

Bus boarding location:
Prospector's Steakhouse & Saloon
3050 Route 38 East and Ark Road
Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054

​All sales are final and the trip is held rain or shine. Face masks are required while on the bus.​

​Tickets are available at the Center, by mailing a check, or via PayPal.

For PayPal, visit: www.rancocasnaturecenter.org

Mail checks to:
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Road
Westampton NJ, 08060

You can also call[masked] or visit the Center on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays 12-4pm to purchase tickets.

Rancocas Nature Center Photography Club

Online event

All are welcome! Club meets the first Thursday of every month via Zoom, or at a designated outdoor location.

Contact [masked] for Zoom link or more info.

Science Outdoors

Rancocas Nature Center

You must register directly through the center by emailing [masked]

The Rancocas Nature Center is a great place for elementary students through grade 6 to explore the sciences this fall. During this 2-hour program, weekly themes will focus on the changing rhythms of the season and offer the best hands-on experiences. Activities and trail hikes will visit areas of the Rancocas preserve where exploration, observation, and experimentation hold keys to the wetland, meadow, and forest habitats that our plants and animals call home. STEM concepts and animal interactions will be integrated into the activities for a fuller understanding of the local ecosystem. Registration limited to 10 children per session. All attendees must bring a mask and social distancing is practiced. This program is held outdoors—inclement weather cancels. Fee: $10/per child/per session (with a current Rancocas Nature Center membership). Space is limited.

This program will continue through winter and spring and will be cumulative and will include participating in citizen science observations.

Volunteer Day: Boardwalk Construction

Rancocas Nature Center

In October and November, volunteers helped tear up the old sections of boardwalk on our blue trail and helped assemble new sections, but there's still more work to be done, and we could certainly use some help. Ages 16+ Only.

Email [masked] if you have any questions.

Masks are only required while using our indoor restrooms.

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Volunteer Day: Boardwalk Construction

Rancocas Nature Center

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