Rancocas Nature Center Chosen Best of 2016.
Star Watch/Astronomy Night - Friday, August 26th at 8pm.
Raise the Roof Music and Craft Festival - Sunday, September 18th, 11am - 5pm.
Pictures from 2016 Summer Camp
2nd Annual Star Watch/Astronomy Night at the Rancocas Nature Center
Friday, August 26, Starting at 8 pm
Rancocas Nature Center
794 Rancocas Road, Westampton.
Co-hosted with the West Jersey Astronomical Society.
Come out and spend an evening learning about the summer night sky.
This year the evening will start at 8:00pm with an indoor presentation by Roger Cowley, Ph.D and former head of the Physics Department at Rutgers, before heading out to the Meadow.
Members of the West Jersey Astronomical Society will bring an array of telescopes and other optics to guide beginners and experienced star gazers alike through the August night sky. They will share their expertise and experience, and through professional quality telescopes, you will be able to see up close and first hand some of the wonders of the heavens.
Try to arrive before 8pm. We encourage you to bring flashlights, lawn chairs, binoculars, and insect repellent.
Come join us for a great evening under the stars.
Preregister by calling 609-261-2495
Here is a link to a story about the Star Watch in the Burlington County Times.
Click here to see the flier with more information, including cost for the evening.
The Rancocas Nature Center offers badge-focused programs and opportunities for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all age levels.
Click HERE to go to our Scout page to see new brochures and the activities available for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.
Birthday Parties at the Rancocas Nature Center
Invite friends to a wildlife adventure in our natural history museum and on our trails. With live animals to see, things to touch and feel, and diverse trails to hike, this will be a birthday party your child will remember.
Click Here for Details
Rancocas Nature Center's Raise the Roof
Music & Craft Festival
Sunday, September 18th, 2016
11am - 5 pm, Rain or Shine
Rancocas State Park Fairgrounds
Rancocas Road, Westampton, NJ
(East of the Westampton Municipal Building)
Featuring Local Performance Artists:
John Byrne Band
The Blind Squirrels
The Greater Pinelands Dulcimer Society
Craft Tables with Local Artisans
This event will benefit the Center's New Roof Fund and continuation of nature programs.
Sponsorships are available.
Call the Rancocas Nature Center at 609-261-2495 for more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities, or to volunteer to help on Festival Day.
Click Here for the Event Flier
BEST LOCAL TOURIST DESTINATION - 2016
Thank you for supporting the Rancocas Nature Center!
The Rancocas Nature Center was again voted "Best Local Tourist Destination 2016" by readers of the Burlington County Times.
Click HERE to see the award certificate
Visitors Center Hours
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tues-Sat
12 p.m.– 4 p.m. Sunday
Closed Mondays and Holidays
Trails/Parking Lot: Open 7 days/week, dawn to dusk.
794 Rancocas Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
Phone: (609) 261-2495
Work with Master Gardeners in Rancocas Nature Center's Gardens
The Master Gardeners of Burlington County support and maintain the various gardens at the Rancocas Nature Center. All require ongoing care and upkeep throughout the year. The Master Gardeners need interested individuals (you don't have to be a Master Gardner) to help in the garden. Anyone interested in gardening or learning more about maintaining a flower garden is welcome. Any amount of time you are able to help will be greatly appreciated. The group meets for several hours each Wednesday morning, starting at 9:00am, at the Rancocas Nature Center. There is no registration, just come to the Center on Wednesday mornings at 9:00 am. If you have questions, please call the Center at (609) 261-2495 or email Toni Price at email@example.com .