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Upcoming Events

Wildwood Park

Reptiles!

Harrisburg, PA
ZooAmerica will provide an indoor live animal show on Pennsylvania’s native reptiles (plus an alligator).

Natural Tie-Dye

Harrisburg, PA
Bring your own white or lightly colored, prewashed t-shirt to a fun natural tie-dye event at Wildwood Park. Meet at the Olewine Pavilion for a chance to learn about natural plant-based dyes. Instruction will be provided. A... read more

Kids Discover: Insects

Harrisburg, PA
A naturalist will lead an outdoor walk for children with lessons and activities about insects. Part of the walk will include students becoming biologists and surveying an area for wildlife. Ages 5 to 10 and their parents. ... read more

Volunteer Work Day

Harrisburg, PA
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Register your group of six or more. Assume the work day is canceled if it is raining.

Brownies: Bugs & Hiker

Harrisburg, PA
Explore the world of bugs and discover their important roles in our environment and work on the hiker badge, as well!  Scouts will take time to discuss and plan their short hike, while examining insect habitats and taking ... read more

Girl Scouts - Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes & Seniors: Outdoor Art

Harrisburg, PA
Each year Wildwood Park hosts artists who create art in the wild. Examine Art in the Wild pieces, meet an artist, take a hike for inspiration, then create your own art to help fulfill requirements for the appropriate badge... read more

Webelos: Into the Woods

Harrisburg, PA
Did you ever wonder what the woods would be like without trees?  Discover the many wood products we use every day, and the important role trees play in our environment.

Preschool StoryTime: Fall at Wildwood

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play, and a take-home craft will introduce Wildwood critters and the... read more

Kids Discover: Night Time Wonders

Harrisburg, PA
Soak up the spirit of the night with a guided walk. Daylight savings time has just begun, so the sun will seem to set early. Begin at the Olewine Pavilion by the nature center with a short program to discover unique night-... read more

Juniors: Animal Habitats

Harrisburg, PA
During this program, scouts will discover the diverse wildlife of Wildwood Park while exploring their habitats. Scouts will also examine endangered habitats and brainstorm ways to conserve them. A craft and tips for improv... read more

Wreath Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
Make an evergreen wreath out of natural materials. Everything will be supplied to make a wreath with decorations from nature, including cones, berries, nuts and seed pods. Participants may bring additional items and ribbon... read more

Art In The Wild Workshop

Harrisburg, PA
To assist Art In The Wild installation proposals, an informal workshop will be held to review the do’s and don’ts of construction/design. This workshop is intended to help participants assemble better proposals by identify... read more

Cadettes: Night Owl

Harrisburg, PA
Night has captured human imagination since the dawn of time. As day turns to night, scouts will explore Wildwood, discover the myths surrounding stars, and learn about nocturnal animals. Turn out the lights, tune in your s... read more

Boy and Girl Scout - Juniors, Webelos and Higher: Leave No Trace

Harrisburg, PA
Leave No Trace is a program designed for students to learn important outdoor skills and wilderness etiquette. Scouts will be able to properly identify trail markers, discuss several ways to minimize their impact on the env... read more

Juniors: Geocache

Harrisburg, PA
Discover the excitement of geocaching. During this program, scouts will learn how to use a GPS and explore the basics and etiquette of geocaching. Scouts will then take a geocache adventure through Wildwood. To complete th... read more

Bears: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns

Harrisburg, PA
Why are some animals endangered or extinct? In this adventure scouts will examine the fascinating world of plants and animals and take a hike to search for signs of the fur, feathers, and ferns at Wildwood Park!  Ideas for... read more

Brownies: Wonderful Water

Harrisburg, PA
Imagine being a drop of water travelling from clouds to creek to animals to stream and to ocean! During this one-day program scouts will explore the water-cycle through hands-on activities and take a short hike to follow a... read more
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Past Events

Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

Preschool Storytime: Summer at Wildwood!

Harrisburg, PA
Join a Dauphin County Library System Librarian and Wildwood Environmental Educator for a fun story session for children ages 2-5. Stories, songs, rhymes, play, and a take-home craft will introduce Wildwood critters and the joy of books and language to youngsters. Space is limited.
Wednesday, August 21 2019 10:00 AM 10:45 AM

Educator Workshop: WILD on the River II

Educator Workshop: WILD on the River II

Harrisburg, PA
Join staff from the PA Game Commission and Wildwood Park for an exciting journey down the Susquehanna River as it flows through Harrisburg. During this workshop, participants will explore the plants and animals that live in and along this beautiful river while experiencing activities from the new...
Thursday, August 8 2019 8:30 AM 3:30 PM

Neighborhood Center

Neighborhood Center

Harrisburg, PA
13 students. $5/students, minimum charge of $100 for guided programs
Wednesday, August 7 2019 10:30 AM 1:30 PM

Oakwood Baptist Day School

Oakwood Baptist Day School

Harrisburg, PA
19 students, $6 per student. credit card payment 8/2/2019
Fri, Aug 2 2019 10:00 AM Sat, Aug 10 2019 2:00 PM

Fundamentals of Photography I - Boot Camp

Fundamentals of Photography I - Boot Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Beginners, ages 13-17, will learn to use a DSLR camera in this hands-on nature and wildlife photography workshop at Wildwood Park. Canon camera equipment will be loaned to each student. Space is limited. Registration opens January 3 at http://photo4kids.org.
Mon, Jul 29 2019 9:00 AM Fri, Aug 2 2019 3:00 PM

Harrisburg Academy

Harrisburg Academy

Harrisburg, PA
Field trip on 7/25/19. Group of 32 preK-K. Paid $192.00.
Thursday, July 25 2019 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Afternoon Session

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Afternoon Session

Harrisburg, PA
Does your child have an interest in photography? In this newly designed camp, students will be loaned a digital camera and explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition. Each lesson contains an introduction to the project with photography tips tailored to the assign...
Mon, Jul 22 2019 1:00 PM Fri, Jul 26 2019 3:30 PM

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Morning Session

Jumpstart Photography Program for Young Kids - Morning Session

Harrisburg, PA
Does your child have an interest in photography? In this newly designed camp, students ages 7-12 will be loaned a digital camera and explore the operation and functions of the camera, lighting, and composition. Each lesson contains an introduction to a project with photography tips tailored to th...
Mon, Jul 22 2019 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 26 2019 11:30 AM

Outdoor Week Day Camp

Outdoor Week Day Camp

Harrisburg, PA
Get into the wild! Outdoor enthusiasts ages 12 to 14 will uncover the natural world while learning skills important to survival in the outdoors. They will build debris huts, participate in community science programs, and find out how birds communicate. Campers will dive into water by learning abo...
Mon, Jul 15 2019 9:00 AM Fri, Jul 19 2019 3:00 PM

Volunteer Work Day

Volunteer Work Day

Harrisburg, PA
Take this opportunity to work outside and help Wildwood’s continued park and habitat enhancement projects. Tools and work gloves provided. Register your group of six or more. Assume the work day is canceled if it is raining.
Saturday, July 13 2019 10:00 AM 1:00 PM

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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