Header: School Programs at the Schuylkill Center

Give your students a vibrant context for learning with hands-on exploration and observation of nature at the Schuylkill Center. Our 365 acres of fields, forests, and ponds are a living laboratory for students of all ages. Since 1965, hundreds of thousands of students have benefited from our field-tested educational offerings. In addition to a guided lesson, students can explore our indoor Discovery Center, visit the environmental art gallery, and eat lunch in our picnic grove. Programs can be customized to meet your group’s needs.

Preschool & Kindergarten programs

Grades 1 – 3

Grades 4 – 6

Grades 7 – 12


Half-day (10:00 am - 12:00 pm): $12/student, $300 minimum

Full day (10:00 am - 1:30 pm): $16/student, $300 minimum

Philadelphia public schools visit for free!

School District of Philadelphia schools are eligible for free field trips at the Schuylkill Center and outreach programs held at your school. Funds are limited, so reserve your program today!

Thank you to the Allen Hilles Fund, Christopher Ludwick Foundation, PECO-Exelon and Charities Aid Foundation for their support of free field studies and buses for Philadelphia School District schools.

To reserve a program for your students, contact Beatrice Kelly at beatrice@schuylkillcenter.org or 215-853-6249.

If you can’t arrange a trip to our Center, we’ll come to you!

Check out our Schuylkill Center outreach programs.

Photo Credit: Bastiaan Slabbers Children taking notes out in the field

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