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Postponed: Park After Dark: Creatures of the Night

Due to Severe Thunderstorm Warning and Watch tonight, this program will be postponed until Saturday July 13.

What animals are active in the park at night? How do they find their way in the dark? Can we find our way in the dark? In this special program for families, we will explore the nighttime environment of the park, learning about dark adaptations (ours and the animals') and looking for nocturnal animals.

Registration is required for this activity. Please register each person attending. Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. To register, click the registration button to the right of this description. --->

This program is most appropriate for children ages 6-12 and their grownups, though younger children are welcome if they can sit quietly and manage a short hike, and older children are welcome if they can tolerate a bit of silliness! All children must be accompanied by an adult guardian, though we will be splitting up (while remaining in view) for some activities.

Please wear sturdy shoes and bring water and a flashlight or headlamp.

We will meet at the Environmental Education Center, which is accessed by a wooded path from Parking Lot 12. During the program, we will be walking along paved and unpaved paths, with multiple stops for activities and observation.


Directions to Environmental Education Center from the Park Office:

1. From the park office parking lot, head northeast by turning right onto Route 563/ Mountain View Drive.
2. Proceed 0.8 miles to Harrisburg School Road and turn right.
3. Proceed 0.3 miles to the stop sign (entering the park) and turn right.
4. Proceed 0.2 miles to parking lot #12 and park.
5. Using either the main park roadway or the gravel path, walk through the wooded area 400 ft to the Environmental Education Center.


Contact: Rachel, Park Naturalist


Friday, June 14 at 8:30pm to 10:00pm

Nockamixon State Park
1542 Mountain View Dr., Quakertown, PA 18951-5732


State Parks


Educational Programs, DiscoverE

Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Walking, Stargazing, Wildlife Watching/Birding



Target Audience

Children, Families





Exact Location

Environmental Education Center

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