Brandywine Creek Nature Center

Brandywine Creek Nature Center


Brandywine Creek Nature Center

At the Brandywine Creek State Park Nature Center, you can meet Cornelius the corn snake, learn about the park and enjoy some of the best bird watching in the state all from the back porch, and see how you “measure up” to the birds of Brandywine Creek with a large wall display.

Virtual Nature Center Tour

Explore the park from anywhere! Dive into the Brandywine Creek Virtual Nature Center and discover new adventures or learn more about trails and topics that you already love. The Virtual Nature Center is home to a variety of self-guided activities from hikes to crafts to seasonal scavenger hunts. You can also explore blogs and articles written by the park naturalists.

Visit the Virtual Nature Center


Upcoming Events

Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk

Saturday, August 13, 2022

There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park

Lenape Life Along Brandywine

Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Brandywine Creek played an incredibly important role in the life and history of Lenape people in the 17th century. Join us for an adventurous hike along the creek and learn about some historic sites that shaped life here in the Brandywine valley, as we discover some important but often forgotten local history. Rough terrain and a longer hike, please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Lenape Life Along Brandywine The Brandywine Creek played an incredibly important role in the life and history of Lenape people in the 17th century. Join us for an adventurous hike along the creek and learn about some historic sites that shaped life here in the Brandywine valley, as we discover some important but often forgotten local history. Rough terrain and a longer hike, please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a full water bottle. Brandywine Creek State Park

Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike

Friday, August 19, 2022

Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Tulip Tree Nature Preserve Guided Hike Come hike the old growth forest! Learn about the history of our nature preserve as we explore and learn about its human and ecological history over the last several hundred years and why it's an important habitat to preserve. Brandywine Creek State Park

Fairies in the Pollinator Garden

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Take a stroll through the pollinator garden and learn about flowers, pollinators, and the fantastical stories and fairies that they have inspired in us.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Fairies in the Pollinator Garden Take a stroll through the pollinator garden and learn about flowers, pollinators, and the fantastical stories and fairies that they have inspired in us. Brandywine Creek State Park

Plants: The Good, The Bad, and the Edible

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Plants are an invaluable part of our local ecosystems, but it's important to know what plants are good, what plants are bad, and how you can handle them. Learn about native and invasive plants found in the park. Then discover ways that you can remove and make use of the ones that hurt the ecosystem.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Plants: The Good, The Bad, and the Edible Plants are an invaluable part of our local ecosystems, but it's important to know what plants are good, what plants are bad, and how you can handle them. Learn about native and invasive plants found in the park. Then discover ways that you can remove and make use of the ones that hurt the ecosystem. Brandywine Creek State Park

Park Trivia Night

Friday, August 26, 2022

Join the park's naturalists at the amphitheater to test your knowledge at this park-centered trivia night with the chance to win park prizes! Trivia night will be on the last Friday of every month through the summer (June, July, August). Topics may include: Flora and Fauna, Invasive Species, Geology and History. Register online, $3 per person or $9 for group of 4.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Park Trivia Night Join the park's naturalists at the amphitheater to test your knowledge at this park-centered trivia night with the chance to win park prizes! Trivia night will be on the last Friday of every month through the summer (June, July, August). Topics may include: Flora and Fauna, Invasive Species, Geology and History. Register online, $3 per person or $9 for group of 4. Brandywine Creek State Park

Monthly Bird Walk

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Monthly Bird Walk The monthly bird walk is back on the last Saturday of every month! Bring your eyes, ears, and a comfortable pair of hiking boots. Our expert volunteer birder from the Delaware Ornithological Society will lead the group, provide tips and advice to all interested bird watchers. Brandywine Creek State Park

Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk

Saturday, August 27, 2022

There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week.

Add to Calendar America/New_York Bi-monthly Pollinator Garden Walk There’s a lot more to native plants than meets the eye. Dive deeper into the plants in the BCSP pollinator garden, and learn more about what is blooming right now! Each walk will focus on a couple of specific plants that are blooming that week. Brandywine Creek State Park