Paws Farm Nature Center

Posted on: January 26th, 2016by

Paws Farm Nature Center

Paws Farm has been around for hundreds of years. Originally the land where Paws Farm is now was owned in 1676 by William Penn, a Quaker. Over the years it has become a place for children to learn about history and the environment in a friendly manner that children can understand.




At Paws Farm there are more than 80 birds and wildlife to see. When you first enter the building you will see rabbits, frogs, snakes, and other small wildlife. There are two other parts of Paws Farm where one can find animals, outside of the barnyard and on your way to a nature hike. There is a playground area, and two different building for imaginative play.


Paws Farm Nature Center Areas

Toddler Section:

When you enter Paws Farm to the left is a toddler area. This area is designed for children 4-years-old and younger. This is also the location of the bathrooms.

  • 2 Wooden train tracks and train table
  • Wooden ride-on plane
  • 3-stearing wheels in the “transportation” section for children to pretend they are driving
  • Animal puppets
  • Wooden barnyard with characters to play with


Butterfly Garden:

The first stop outside of Paws Farm admission building is the Butterfly Garden. At the butterfly garden you can sit on the benches and relax while watching bees pollinate the flowers and beautiful butterflies land. There is also a wishing well where you can throw coins into the wells. There are plastic cars and wagons you can grab before you walk around, they are fun for the children to be pushed in or for an older sibling who has smaller siblings.


Paws Farm Nature Center

  • Plastic cars and wagons
  • Gazebo
  • Bridge
  • Benches
  • Wishing well


Playground Area

  • Wooden train
  • Playhouse
  • Wooden tractor
  • Wooden boat with slide


White Building

  • Pet veterinarian area
  • Stuffed animals
  • Animal books
  • Pretend veterinarian supplies
  • Pretend animal crates
  • Presentation room used for birthday parties and other large groups


The Doc is in

The Doc is in


There is a play area to go shopping to illustrate where items come from, whether it is milk from a cow, peaches from an orchard, or eggs from a chicken. This area is made to show children exactly where food comes from and how important farms are.

  • Play shopping area with shopping carts and pretend food
  • Wooden play horses with saddles
  • Blue play truck
  • Plastic barnyard with characters, animals, and tractors
  • Chalkboards
  • Wooden tree to place different magnetic fruit
  • Pretend cow for fake milking


Outside of Barnyard

  • White swan in lake
  • Cows
  • Rabbits
  • Pigs
  • Animal opt photo cut outs
  • Sheep


Behind White Building

  • Nature walk
  • Ice house (from 1700)
  • Smokehouse (from 1700)
  • Sick animals that are being nursed back to health


Paw Farms Nature Center Hours of Operation

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Paw Farms Nature Center Location

1105 Hainesport Mt Laurel Rd, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054


Paw Farms Nature Center Admission Price

  • $6 adults
  • $4 children
  • Paws Farm Nature Center is also part of Burlington County library museum pass program. You can read more about how to get a museum pass in our previous post.


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