Explore More at Pritchard Park is an interdepartmental collaboration to activate Pritchard Park through spaces, services, and programs related to environmental education and STEAM learning. It includes outdoor natural play areas, a collection of nature backpacks for kids and families, a series of environmental programs, and a selection of tools, equipment, and resources for citizen science. Citizen Science is the collaboration between the scientific community and the general public, who collect and share data about the natural world.

Check out the upcoming programs below! For Explore More programs that are more for adults, click here.


  • Bird Walk with New Hope Audubon
    March 21, 2020
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    Bring the family and stroll through Pritchard Park while looking for birds. Members of the New Hope Audubon Society will be on hand to answer all of your birding questions. Meet at the pollinator garden!
  • Star Party
    April 24, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Join us for fun and family friendly crafts and activities, out of this world movies, stories, and skywatching as part of the NC Science Festival. We'll meet in the traffic circle near the main entrance and learn about stars, constellations, and space with our partners from the Morehead Planetarium & Science Center.

    We will provide multiple telescopes and star maps so that plenty can take a turn exploring the skies. This will be an evening activity outdoors, so dress for cooler temperatures.

We frequently take photos and videos at our events. Here's what we do with them.