Recently, my children were invited to The Barn Nature Center in Doylestown, PA for a birthday party. This place is a treasure in our county that I had never even heard of. The kids got to touch, pet, and hold many animals as well as learn about them. It’s not very often when a birthday party could be considered a field trip, but this one definitely could be.
The Barn Nature Center is actually a non-profit to work with youth, but they offer birthday parties and private guided tours. The building also has a rock climbing wall in the upper level although we didn’t use that part when we were there.
I didn’t get pictures of everything my children did, but we did get a few. The kids got to feed a tortoise and birds. They petted a ferret, rabbit, guinea pig, and chinchilla. They held snakes and lizards. They also saw turtles, fish, and eel, a caiman, and many other amazing creatures that God made. While this animal center is not a Christian place, the kids and I couldn’t help but marvel at God’s creation.