With plenty of history, art, culture, theater and fun, student groups will love an escape from the classroom to Bucks County.
See how a midnight crossing of the Delaware River turned the tide of the Revolution at Washington Crossing Historic Park, tour Pennsbury Manor, the reconstructed colonial home of William Penn in Morrisville, or take a walk through the history of American industry at the Mercer Museum, one of three concrete castles in Doylestown built by Henry Chapman Mercer. Or explore The Delaware Valley Fire Museum and learn more about the area’s fire, rescue and EMS history. For more informative and historically-charged experiences, check out the Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum in Bristol, the Van Sant Historic Airfield in Erwinna or the 9-11 Memorial Garden of Reflection in Yardley.
Home to an expansive collection of works from local artists, the James A. Michener Museum is one of the area's premier art museums. The Michener offers rotating exhibits as well as a permanent collection that includes woodworking by George Nakashima and paintings from the Pennsylvania Impressionists. Once housed in the Michener Museum, view the Creative Bucks County exhibit in The Bucks County Visitor’s Center in Bensalem. This features 13 famous Bucks County artists in an interactive display. Other places that offer great happenings for students are the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, one of the county’s great theaters like Bristol Riverside, the Bucks County Playhouse or the Newtown Theatre. Or enjoy a lecture, local film or discussion group at the County Theater in Doylestown.
Take your science class outside the classroom in one of three nature centers: Silver Lake Nature Center, the Churchville Nature Center and Peace Valley Nature Center. The facilities offer a variety of programs for students of all grade. Or give your students a hands-on tour of a real working farm at Shady Brook Farm in Yardley or Snipes Farm and Education Center in Morrisville. For additional education in ecology and environmental sciences and other STEM subjects, the Bucks County Audubon Society at Honey Hollow Farm is a great way to get out of the classroom and learn. If you’re looking to focus more on engineering, then the Johnsville Centrifuge and Science Museum, Inc. is another unique destination.
After a full day of learning, let the kids unwind and have some fun at one of Bucks County’s best kid-friendly attractions. Brunswick Zone XL is home to 48 bowling lanes, a massive arcade and the Lazer Zone Arena. Check out Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Levittown for some Ultimate Dodgeball fun. The kids can see Bucks County’s one and only three-story indoor obstacle course at Giggleberry Fair at Peddler’s Village! Head over to the Doylestown Rock Gym & Adventure Center to experience the great outdoors inside! The indoor rock climbing facility is great for all ages and ability levels and offers adaptive climbing as well.
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