Richard M. Nixon Environmental Education Center

5922 Nixon Dr.
York, PA 17403- Map It
(717) 428-1961

AAA Editor Notes

Richard M. Nixon Environmental Education Center, on Nixon Dr. in Richard M. Nixon County Park, has 181 acres of undisturbed environment. Its goal is to conserve and preserve the area's flora and fauna and teach about the importance of our environment. A natural history museum features dioramas, interactive displays, geological specimens from the area and more than 180 mounted specimens representing 15 countries. A large collection of York County taxidermy mounts also are on display. Dioramas represent views of the African savannah, Arctic Circle and Northern Rocky Mountains. A bird observation window, a working indoor honeybee hive, live snakes and a touch room are included. A reference library and more than six miles of hiking trails also are on site. Time: Allow 1 hour minimum.
Free.
Hours: Park grounds 8-dusk. Center Tues.-Sat. 8:30-4:30, Sun. noon-4:30. Closed major holidays.