Reptiles To Invade Nixon Park

Reptiles will invade the Nature Center at Richard M. Nixon County Park this summer.

Beginning Saturday, June 27 through Sunday, July 5, the York County Department of Parks and Recreation at Nixon Park Nature Center will offer many reptile specimens, exhibits and interactive stations surrounding the theme “reptiles.”

The cost is $2 per person for entire event. Children 5 and under are free. Park members are free with membership card.

ReptileWeekThere will be numerous displays to examine and live reptiles to touch. Explore the Nature Center with your passport collecting stamps from each continent. Throughout the week, take a Reptile Week StoryWalk along one of the trails as you learn about reptiles.

There are a variety of speakers and programs scheduled on the weekends, as listed below. All programs are included in the admission price. Visitor pets are not permitted in Nixon County Park.

Meet Live Reptiles with Jesse Rothacker

  • 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. Program is free, no registration required.
  • 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 4. Program is free, no registration required.
  • Arrive early for good seats.

Gone Herping! Nature Trek

  • 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 28
  • 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3.
  • 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 5

The Nature center is open from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday through Saturday, and noon until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Nature Center will be open on July 4th for regular hours.
Nixon County Park is located at 5922 Nixon Drive in Springfield Township.

To register groups of 10 or more, or for more information, call Nixon County Park at (717) 428-1961.

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