Rattlebox Nature Center
 
RATTLEBOX NATURE CENTER LTD.CALL 610-358-4813 FIRST TO ARRANGE A VISIT !! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 12 MONTHS A YEAR! OUR HORSES DO NOT TRAVEL. ALL PONY RIDES ARE HERE ON THE FARM UNLESS YOU ARE IN WALKING DISTANCE. OUR SMALL ANIMALS WILL COME TO YOU.
PLEASE CLICK ON PAGES BELOW.
 
 
OUR NON PROFIT MISSION STATEMENT AND VOLUNTEERS
 
 
NEW ANIMAL CARE 101 FOR OLDER CHILDREN $20/CHILD
SATURDAYS 10-11:30
 
 
RATTLEBOX HORSEBACK SUMMER RIDING /NATURE DAY CAMP 2014 FOR CHILDREN AGED APPROXIMATELY 4-9 CIT PROGRAM FOR 9-12 YR.OLDS CALL 610-358-4813
 
 
2014 CAMP APPLICATION FOR BOTH SUMMER CAMP AND CAMP DAYS WHEN SCHOOL IS OFF and Workshops for questions call 610-358-4813
 
 
FALL, WINTER AND SPRING CAMP ON SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
 
 
NEW FARM TOURS FOR FAMILIES OR GROUPS
visit friendly animals
 
 
PONY POWER WORKSHOPS / RIDING LESSONS 4-8 year olds
 
 
FAREWELL TO A GREAT HORSE
 
 
OUR AVIARY
PHOTOS OF OUR BIRDS
 
 
MOM/DAD OR GRANDMOM/GRANDDAD AND ME WORKSHOPS Toddlers-age 8.
 
 
PONY RIDE BIRTHDAYS AT RATTLEBOX NATURE CENTER ALL YEAR LONG !
 
 
ANIMAL SHOW BIRTHDAYS AT YOUR HOUSE!
SHOW GOES TO PARTIES
 
 
SHOP AT ANNABELLE'S, OUR BENEFIT GIFT SHOP.
 
 
SPECIAL 1.5 HOUR ANIMAL PROGRAM BROWNIES,GIRL SCOUTS ,BOY SCOUTS AND CUB SCOUTS
 
 
RATTLEBOX RESCUE ANIMAL ADOPTION SUPPORTED BY OUR SHOP AND DONATIONS.
 
 
TRAVELING ANIMAL SHOW VISITS RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES .
 
 
TOUCHING ANIMALS TOUCHING LIVES FOR SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS
 
 
" THE FAITH SCHOLARSHIP" FUND A SCHOLARSHIP FOR A CHILD FROM A LOCAL FAMILY OR SHELTER BY MAKING A TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATION.
 
 
THERAPEUTIC RIDING
INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS
 
 
HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL NEEDS ADULTS OR CHILDREN! HERE ON THE FARM.
 
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
 
 
TRAVELING SHOW VISITS CAMPS DAYCARES AND SCHOOLS AND MORE.
 
 
2009 RESCUED PONIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
 
 

RATTLEBOX NATURE CENTER LTD.CALL 610-358-4813 FIRST TO ARRANGE A VISIT !! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK 12 MONTHS A YEAR! OUR HORSES DO NOT TRAVEL. ALL PONY RIDES ARE HERE ON THE FARM UNLESS YOU ARE IN WALKING DISTANCE. OUR SMALL ANIMALS WILL COME TO YOU.

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All programs are originated and presented by Valerie Gardner, certified Teacher, insured. We are USDA licenced.

Please direct any questions to:
Mailing address:
Valerie Gardner, 220 Wawa Road, Media, Pennsylvania 19063

610-358-4813
rattlebox220@msn.com

Directions :We are 3 miles south of Riddle Hospital and the Granite Run Mall in Media.Take route 1 south for 3 miles, turn left on Valleybrook Rd.go 3/10 mi. to Wawa Rd. ,turn left,go 3/10 miles to Rattlebox # 220 Wawa rd. We have a white mailbox with a  horse on the left. Bear left in the driveway to the last house on the left. Watch out for horses, cats, dogs,and other animals in the driveway. Call or honk from the driveway 610-358-4813 or ring the big frog bell because the doorbell isn't very loud. If you are coming from 202 go north on Rt 1, go aprox. 4 miles to Valleybrook Rd.,Rt. on Valleybrook and left on Wawa rd. ATTENTION THE WAWA ROAD SIGN IS DOWN BUT THE TURN IS DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM IVY LANE..

We are listed with www.critterplaces.com

Please click on pages to the left for details of what you are looking for AND PLEASE CHECK OUR ANIMAL RESCUE PAGE!!

We also have an extensive outreach program.
We want to provide for children of all abilities regardless of income.Please check pages on the left to see our free programs for the blind and other special needs children and adults.

Valerie Gardner presents nature workshops for children approximately aged 3-8. Workshops run 7 days a week. We also offer workshops for Moms/Dads and 1-3 year olds. Payment is due at the beginning of the workshop.

Pony Power: come meet three wonderful equines , one only 32 inches tall! Learn what horses/ponies eat, how to take care of them, how to keep them clean, healthy and happy. Take a pony ride/lesson. Remember boots are best for mucking about in the paddocks.

We also offer several kinds of parties.Check the pages on the left.

All programs are originated and run by Valerie Gardner: B.S. Early Childhood, M.S. Elementary Counseling, Former Art Therapist at Pathways Center for Families, Kindergarten Teacher at Episcopal Academy, Naturalist at Bartrams Gardens and teacher for The Philadelphia Zoo Education Department and Docent Council. Founder and operator of Camp Bell Inc., retired Art and Nature teacher at Launfal School and retired director of Thorncroft Equestrian Center summer camp in Malvern.
Presently I am an active volunteer at Longwood Gardens in the education dept.and have earned my certificate of merit in floral design. I am also a critter maker at the Brandywine River Museum, a member of the Delco bird club, a member of a French conversation club and the Delco Chamber of Commerce.


SUMMER PONY/NATURE CAMP AT RATTLEBOX NATURE CENTER.FULLY INSURED.SEE OUR CAMP PAGE FOR DETAILS.ONLY 6-8 CHILDREN ACCEPTED PER WEEK.

TRAVELING ANIMAL SHOW! USDA certified

"FUR, FEATHERS & SCALES"

A 45 minute presentation designed for your group; suitable for play groups, daycare, schools, retirement communities and BIRTHDAY PARTIES!
FEATURING ANIMALS BELOW...SCROLL DOWN!

guinea pigs

MILO AND CHESTER,OUR GUINEA PIGS WITH WOOLY

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our new bunny

ABOVE BLACKBERRY AND ANNABELLE,BELOW WOOLY THE MAGICAL BUNNY



OUR TORTOISES ,SPEEDY,ROUGE AND RED FOOT


SAM OUR DIAMOND BACK TERRAPIN AND MICKEY OUR PAINTED TURTLE .


BABY GOULDIANS WHO LOST THEIR MOM

cockatiels

GHOST AND TUCKER,THE COCKATIELS


ONE OF OUR DIAMOND DOVES


OUR RESCUE DOG, MELLOW AND RESCUE CAT,PANDORA DO NOT TRAVEL


NINA,ANOTHER RESCUE DOG, WAITS FOR THE KIDS IN HER POT OR ON THE BENCH.



PANDORA,FOUND ABANDONED AT LONGWOOD GARDENS


WAITING FOR THE CHILDREN...

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