Public Programs

After the long Winter season Millbrook Marsh is excited to welcome Summer! What a great season to explore the marsh, attend workshops, learn new skills, and enjoy the warm weather. Join us for one or all of these exciting programs! To learn more about a program, fees, and how to register, click on Register Now next to each program, or visit our registration pages

Program Fee Guide: Resident Fee (R): For residents of State College Borough and the Townships of College, Ferguson, Harris & Patton * Nonresident Fee (N): For residents of all other municipalities

All Ages

People Bird Watching on Bridge

Millbrook Marsh Naturalist at Blue Spring Park

July 7th 

9:00am-10:00am

Discover the wonders of nature in one of your neighborhood parks! Join a Millbrook Marsh Naturalist for a stroll through Blue Springs Park, one of Centre Region Parks and Recreation’s 56 local parks. Register Now. 

Summer Scavenger Hunt

July 22nd

2:00pm-4:00pm

Explore Millbrook Marsh Nature Center with your family during our Summer Scavenger Hunt! This eco-friendly discovery guides you though the marsh to see, touch, smell, and hear items found naturally in this exciting eco-system. Take your time, enjoy the day, work together as a team, and have FUN with this kid-friendly activity. Free, donations appreciated. No registration required.

Centred Outdoors

Millbrook Marsh has partnered with 16 local organizations for Centred Outdoors again this summer! Visit nine beautiful destinations in the Centre Region for guided hikes all summer long. Hikes will be held at Millbrook Marsh on July 29th and August 1st. Information about Centred Outdoors, the nine destinations, hike times and everything Centred Outdoors can be found on the website. Free, registration not required. 


Ages 3-6

Girl investigating stream

Knee High Naturalist 

10:30am-11:30am

Explore Millbrook Marsh with your child this spring and summer! Check out the new themes and join us for one or all ten. Descriptions for each topic can be found on the registration page.

 Summer Themes

July 9: Crazy CattailsRegister Now
July 16: Friendly FoxRegister Now
July 18: Stupendous StewardshipRegister Now

Puddle Jumpers 

This great program for preschoolers mixes outdoor exploration with fundamental learning through hands-on experiences at Millbrook Marsh Nature Center! Supplement your preschooler's experience with nature and learning! The Puddle Jumpers program provides children with opportunities to develop a foundation of learning through encounters in the natural world. This twice a week, drop-off program offers 3-hour sessions of nature learning for kids ages 3-5, including unstructured, imaginative exploration and structured, nature based, hands-on learning. Kids should bring a snack each day and dress for the weather. Participants must be potty trained. 

Please call (814)231-3071 to register.

About Puddle Jumpers


School Age

Kids on bridge in marsh

Girl Scout Hiker Badge 

July 22

10:00am-11:30am

Calling all Brownies! Pack your hiking bag and join us for a hike with a Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Naturalist to earn your Hiking Badge. Register Now


Adults