Spend time outside and celebrate your child’s special day with a Wild, History or Campfire Birthday Party for anyone ages four to 12.
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park also has a Picnic Shelter, Amphitheater and Cabell's Mill available for rent.
Please call Walney Visitor Center at 703-631-0013 for information.
Learn about the life cycles of amphibians and reptiles. Take a hike to explore where they live with a stop at the visitor center to see them up close.
Find out what characteristics bees, butterflies, ants and dragonflies share as insects. Choose your favorite bug for a theme and we will hike the yard and trails looking for them.
Use your eyes and ears to see the colors and hear the songs of the birds around us. Look through binoculars to see them up close on a hike. Learn what birds eat.
Discover the native wild animals that share the park with us. Take a wildlife adventure hike to explore their habitats. How many can you find? Hike will end at the visitor center to meet our display animals.
Become a junior paleontologist and examine real fossil casts. Explore dinosaurs by digging for puzzle pieces to build a dinosaur and play fun games.
Early Americans, like the Brown and Machen families at Walney, made candles to extend the day. Learn the ingredients that make candles and dip one for yourself to take home.
History never tasted so sweet! Learn what life was like in the 1850s when the Machens lived here. Hike to the 1850s icehouse and race back carrying blocks of ice. Then explore the dairy where milk was stored. End your sweet and special day making your own vanilla ice cream.
Gather around the campfire to learn about the importance of the campfire to Native American families. Find out what forests provided for their daily living. Then return to the campfire to cook turkey hot dogs.
As day turns into night, owls, bats and moths are some of our nocturnal creatures flying through the night skies. See if you can see or hear them on a night hike. Then return to the campfire to cook turkey hot dogs.
Learn about our soldiers of the past. Explore the tools and skills that help a solider survive around the campfire. Practice drilling and marching. Then return to the campfire to cook turkey hot dogs.
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