COVID-19 Mitigation UPDATE 3/17/2021: Effective Sunday, April 4, 2021
Outdoor, in-person programs will resume with a limit of 40 participants per program.
Volunteer work days will resume with a limit of 40 participants per group.
Virtual and self-guided programs will continue to be offered.
Visitor center exhibit halls, interpretive areas, and theaters will open with a 75% capacity visitation allowance.
Check the calendar of events
https://events.dcnr.pa.gov for scheduled programs.
Large, DCNR-sponsored events remain canceled until further notice.
Masks are required to be worn:
In park offices and visitor centers
In any other indoor public space
During outdoor educational programs
Masks are recommended throughout the park when you are unable to adequately social distance
If you have questions, please call the park office before your visit.
SPOT THE PROBLEM. The spotted lanternfly is an invasive insect that poses a serious threat to Pennsylvania’s resources, businesses, and economy. To date, our park does NOT have these pests. Help us stay lanternfly free and stop the spread. Visit the
Penn State Extension’s Spotted Lanternfly website to learn how to identify it, report it, and inspect your vehicle or gear when traveling to and from the quarantine zone.
Jennings Environmental Education Center
Jennings Environmental Education Center is one of several state parks specifically dedicated to providing environmental education and recreational programs to the community. A variety of programs that increase knowledge and awareness of the beauty and importance of our natural resources are available for children, teachers, and the general public.
By taking time to explore Jennings through its trail network or community programs, visitors can enjoy the outdoors while learning the skills needed to be good stewards of Pennsylvania’s outstanding natural resources.
Jennings provides a unique combination of prairie and forest environs, which offer a wide array of resource and educational opportunities.
One of the park’s main features, the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered massasauga rattlesnake. The most noteworthy and spectacular prairie flower is the blazing star.
Jennings was the first reserve established in Pennsylvania to protect an individual plant species and remains the only public and protected prairie in the commonwealth.
Seasons and Hours
Jennings Environmental Education Center is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset. Day use areas close at dusk.
The office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, and some weekends. Contact the center office for facility seasons and hours, particularly for weekend schedules.
online reservations or call toll-free 888-PA-PARKS (888-727-2757), from 7:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday to Saturday.
The center is 12 miles north of Butler, on PA 528.
GPS DD: Lat. 41.00925 Long. -80.00359
Learn, Experience, Connect
The center provides a wide variety of activity-oriented programs for students, teachers, adult groups, and individuals. Programming is offered year round.
Educational programs are age-specific, inquiry-based, and generate learning through discovery and a hands-on approach.
A schedule of community programs is available at the center. School programs can be arranged by calling the center at
Electric Vehicle Charging Station
A two-plug, electric-vehicle charging station is available for public use in the main parking lot. Please move to another parking space once your vehicle has been charged.
Access for People with Disabilities
This activity or structure is ADA accessible. If you need an accommodation to participate in park activities due to a disability, please contact the park you plan to visit.
In an Emergency
Call 911 and contact a center employee.
Directions to the nearest hospital are posted on bulletin boards and at the center office.
Butler Memorial Hospital
1 Hospital Way
Butler, PA 16001