Nature Center and Animal Life Program

The Nature and Animal Life Programs at Refreshing Mountain provide memorable, educational, and interactive experiences for the whole family!

There are two main aspects of the nature program, one being our educational nature studies and the other our nature center which features an impressive and very hands on reptile display with over 30 species represented.

We have 3 unique nature experiences:

The Nature Studies Program

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In this program, you can pick and choose one of three different hour-long studies: Pennsylvania Woodlands, Reptiles & Amphibians, or our Ponds & Streams studies.


The Nature Center

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Our new Nature Center is an indoor and outdoor experience with naturalistic and zoological exhibits feature snakes, amphibians, native lizards, turtles, and other unique natural experiences like animal pelts, bird nests, and more!

Equine & Farm Animal Program

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This isn’t a traditional “petting zoo.” This program will introduce these all sorts of farm animals, both large and small, in a hands-on, interactive experience that’s fun for all.

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Discovery Package:

Our Discovery Package is the perfect mix of nature exploration and outdoor fun. This package includes 25-30 minute sessions of each activity: our Nature Center and Hands-on Reptile tour, GPS Nature Hunt, Sling Shots and Archery target shooting. Your group will be facilitated by a staff member that will guide your group throughout the entire program. This program is available for ages 5 and older. Groups with children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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