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    Shaver’s Creek is about to undergo the largest expansion and renovation project in its 40-year history. In fall 2016, we will be undergoing other smaller facility projects, like installing a new septic system, which is why we're closing the Visitor's Center. The main building and public restrooms will not be available.

    Trails are open!
    The trails in Stone Valley Forest will remain open during construction and are accessible by parking at Stone Valley Recreation Area.

    Can I see the raptors?
    Our raptors will remain on site through the construction project. You are welcome to say hi to the birds, but once major construction begins, they will likely be behind the active construction zone "blue fence."

    Free Admission

    Open seven days a week
    Mid-February through mid-December
    10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    How To Find Us

    3400 Discovery Road
    Petersburg PA 16669
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Welcome to Shaver’s Creek

Summer Camp registration is open for members who joined or renewed by December 31! Visit ShaversCreek.org/RegistrationPortal
For those who joined or renewed after December 31, registration opens February 7.

Located in the heart of central Pennsylvania, Shaver’s Creek is Penn State’s nature center, offering fun and educational environmental programs and events for the whole community! We invite you to visit our nature center, hike our trails, meet the birds of prey in our Raptor Center, and explore the hands-on exhibits and live reptiles in our Discovery Room. There is no shortage of things to do at Shaver’s Creek, where we’ve been inspiring discovery since 1976!

What’s New at Shaver’s Creek

Shaver's Creek is about to undergo the most significant expansion and renovation in its history, adding 3,200 feet of new, technology-enhanced classroom space, an expanded and redesigned exhibit room, more sustainable systems, and much more. Learn all about it and how you can help at ShaversCreek.org/Lead.

Latest Blog Post

Calling of the Vernal Pools

Mar 14, 2017

By Jake “Mudpuppy” Smith, Spring 2017 Environmental Education Intern On a rainy night on the first of March, a large mole salamander has emerged from the ground after spending almost the ...


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