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Upcoming Events

Wildwood Park

Webelos: Into the Woods CANCELED

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.

Night at the Nature Center

Harrisburg, PA
Take an after-hours walk in the Olewine Nature Center where the exhibit hall critters come to life! Kids will meet these fun talking animals and visit other stations including a campfire to make s’ mores, sip apple cider, ... read more

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

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.

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

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

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.  Join us for this new, fun, multi- scout level program. Please bring a dr...
Saturday, October 5 2019 10:00 AM 2:00 PM

HACC

HACC

Harrisburg, PA
HACC environmental class water study in lab 11:30 - 1:30pm on 10/1/19 currently 23 students enrolled in class
Tue, Oct 1 2019 11:30 AM Wed, Oct 2 2019 4:00 PM

Brownies: Bugs & Hiker

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 a closer look at the diverse creatures that make Wildwood their home. Pleas...
Saturday, September 21 2019 10:00 AM 1:30 PM

Kids Discover: Insects

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. Pre-registration required.
Saturday, August 31 2019 10:00 AM 11:30 AM

Natural Tie-Dye

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. Ages 5 and up, adults welcome!
Sunday, August 25 2019 1:00 PM 3:00 PM

Reptiles!

Reptiles!

Harrisburg, PA
ZooAmerica will provide an indoor live animal show on Pennsylvania’s native reptiles (plus an alligator).
Saturday, August 24 2019 10:00 AM 11:00 AM

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

Wildwood Park

Mailing Address

Wildwood Park 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg, PA 17110
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