John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

Visit the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove, located at the first place Audubon lived in the United States. The center showcases many of Audubon’s works, including a double-elephant folio version of Birds of America. Groups will enjoy a variety of activities on the 175-acre space such as hiking the trails, exploring the backyard creek, birding, scavenger hunts, and more. Field trip programs focus on topics such as ecology, the food web, and the life of John James Audubon. In February and early March, groups can learn about the maple sugaring process, tree ecology, and the history of maple sugar. 
 
Contact Info
Address: 1201 Pawlings Rd, Audubon, PA 19403. Montgomery County. Tel: 610-666-5593. Email: millgrove@audubon.org. Website: johnjames.audubon.org. Hrs: Tues.-Sat. 10AM-4PM, Sun. 1PM-4PM.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: K-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Fee.

Nature Centers Fun Facts

One single tree can provide the oxygen required for two human beings and over 8,000 sheets of paper. In the United States, we use enough office paper each year to build a 10-foot-high wall that’s 6,815 miles long. That’s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo!

Trees can also clean the soil and air by absorbing harmful pollutants. So what have you done for a tree lately? Nature centers provide a hands-on environment to discover facts about native plants and trees, as well as ways to preserve these natural resources.

Follow up your trip by planting a tree or proposing a conservation program for your group.