We are a non-profit organization situated on a 210 acre piece of the Rancocas State Park with 3 miles of hiking trails through varied habitats including meadows, forest, and wetlands. The Nature Center opened in 1977 and has provided environmental education for the community with programs both on and off-site for groups including schools, scouts, libraries, senior citizens, as well as the general public.
Visitors Center Hours
794 Rancocas Rd.
Westampton, NJ 08060
There are No Dogs or Bikes allowed on the Rancocas Nature Center trails. Speeding bikes and dogs can injure other visitors.
Dogs and Bikes are permitted on the rest of the Rancocas State Park trails.
STORY & MUSIC TIME
Tuesday, November 21
11 a.m - 12 p.m.
This free weekly hour-long program features a different theme
each week. Children enjoy hearing 3 short stories read aloud, separated by 3 songs that are played along to with rhythm
instruments. Each session also includes an age-appropriate craft. The Tuesday program is repeated on Thursday in the same week. This program is geared toward 2 to 5 year-olds, but is designed for families - older and younger children are welcome. Call 609-265-5858 to register. MORE INFO
CHRISTMAS BUS TRIP
Tuesday, November 28
10:30 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Longwood Gardens during the holiday season. Indoor and outdoor displays are infused with color and lights, thousands of seasonal plants exquisitely decorate the Conservatory, and sounds of the season resonate throughout. Arrival at the Gardens is scheduled for 12 p.m., giving plenty of time to take in all that is offered, including the newly-renovated fountain displays. Click Here for details of the holiday displays. The trip is sponsored by RNC and includes bus transportation and entry ticket. Call the Center at 609-261-2495 for additional information or to download a flier. Cost: $65/per person.
WEEKLY YOGA WITH MOTHER NATURE
Thursday, November 30
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join Certified Yoga Instructor Christine Black for yoga at the Nature Center. Take an hour for yourself to connect with the beautiful outdoors when the weather allows.
ALL levels welcome.
$10 for RNC Members
$12 for non-members
MONTHLY BIRDSEED SALE
Saturday, December 2, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 3, 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Members get 20% off our top quality bird seed on the first full weekend of every month.
INTERPRETIVE TRAIL HIKE
Sunday, December 3
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Join a Rancocas staff person or associate naturalist for an interpretive hike through our varied habitats. It’s a great way to become familiar with our well-maintained trails. Bring a camera and/or binoculars; we’ll stop at scenic spots along the way. The easy pace is suitable for all ages; please use a child carrier to transport small children. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB MEETING
Thursday, December 7
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
All are welcome. Club meets the first Thursday of every month in the RNC classroom or at a designated alternative outdoor location. Photo Club Chairperson, Harold Buchanan, leads the group and organizes events with the help of other Photo Club members.
SPEAKING OF NATURE SERIES:
KNOW THE BEAR FACTS
Thursday, December 7
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Rancocas welcomes Michelle Smith, Information and Education Coordinator for NJDEP’s Division of Fish and Wildlife as she presents "Know the Bear Facts." As black bears have now been confirmed in all 21 of New Jersey's counties, residents are encouraged to become better educated about this important component of the state's natural heritage. The program offers information about living with black bears, the natural history and biology of bears in the Garden State, and the results of past and current black bear research. It also includes practical information on coexisting with black bears, such as steps one should follow in order to ensure that bears do not become a nuisance animal in the neighborhood. Preregister by calling RNC at 609-261-2495. There is no charge for this program, but donations are encouraged.
Audubon Wildlife Society
Bowman & Company LLC
Brown and Brown Insurance
Busy Bee Farm, Tabernacle
Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill
Exxon Mobil Foundation
Garden Club of Mt. Holly
Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation
Mt. Holly Moose Lodge 737
Native Plant Society of NJ
RNC Photography Club
A Continued Thank You to All For Your Generous Support!
Your continued support is essential for the Rancocas Nature Center to survive and thrive. Please help by visiting the DONATE page to donate online or download a printable donation form to mail in. Your tax-deductible contributions are one of the most important ways we have to support all that the Center offers.
Every donation is deeply appreciated.