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Accokeek Foundation

301-283-2113

3400 Bryan Point Road
Accokeek MD 20607

Age: All ages

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"For more than 50 years, the Accokeek Foundation has stewarded 200 acres of Piscataway Park in Accokeek, Maryland, on the shore of the Potomac River. This land serves as an outdoor classroom for educational programs about land conservation,...

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Audubon Naturalist Society

301-652-9188

8940 Jones Mill Road
Chevy Chase MD 20815

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"Celebrating more than 30 years of outdoor education, ANS provides children and families opportunities to explore and enjoy nature year-round. Our staff of qualified naturalists and teachers specializes in the creation and management of child-...

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Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

703-669-0316

21085 The Wood Road
Leesburg VA 20175

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The Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve is a 725-acre facility open to the general public on weekends.

"The preserve strives to protect the natural habitats and wildlife populations of Banshee Reeks, to conduct and coordinate ecological,...

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Black Hill Visitors Center

301-528-3492

20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds MD 20841

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Black Hill Visitors Center is located in Black Hill Regional Park and offers natural history and environmental programs and exhibits for all ages. All programs are listed in the Montgomery County Parkpass system.

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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

2145 Key Wallace Drive
Cambridge MD 21613

Price: $1 to $3

Age: All ages

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Located on the Eastern Shore, the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is over 27,000 acres of rich tidal marsh.  Home to several troubled species such as the American bald eagle, the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel and the migrant peregrine...

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Broadlands Nature Center

703-729-9704

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The Broadlands Nature Center offers year-round programs for residents of the Broadlands and is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.  They are also open three Saturdays per month.

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Brookside Gardens

301-962-1400

1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton MD 20902

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Brookside Gardens is an award-winning 50-acre public display garden located within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: azalea garden, rose garden, yew garden, formal garden, fragrance garden, Japanese style...

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Brookside Nature Center

301-962-1480

1400 Glenallen Avenue
Wheaton MD 20902

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Nestled in Wheaton Regional Park, Brookside Nature Center offers natural history and environmental education for all ages. All programs are listed in the Montgomery County Parkpass system.

The nature center features live animal exhibits,...

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Buddie Ford Nature Center

703-746-5525

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See animals up close and live at the nature center. You can also learn about the cultural and natural history of Dora Kelley Nature Park. The center offers family programs throughout the year.  In addition to the general public, they offer school...

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Claude Moore Park

claudemoore@loudoun.gov

21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road
Sterling VA 20164

Price: Free admission

Age: All ages

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Claude Moore Park encompasses 357 acres and is divided between a sportsplex and nature area.

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There are 11 miles of hiking trails where you'll meander through wetlands, ponds, woodlands and meadows in eastern...

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Average: 4 (2 votes)
Clearwater Nature Center

301-297-4575

11000 Thrift Road
Clinton MD 20735

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Clearwater Nature Center, located in Cosca Regional Park, has a small indoor pond, live animal exhibits, a lapidary laboratory, and seasonal gardens. See their website for upcoming programs.

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Croydon Creek Nature Center

naturecenter@rockvillemd.gov

852 Avery Road
Rockville MD 20850

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Croydon Creek Nature Center has "120 acres of beautifully preserved forest, open meadow areas, and a winding creek bustling with a variety of wildlife." They offer nature programs for children, scout badge day programs and birthday parties.

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Cub Run RECenter

703-817-9407

4630 Stonecroft Blvd.
Chantilly VA 20151

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Cub Run RECenter is nestled in the Cub Run Stream Valley where many nature programs take place throughout the year. Programs are for children, families and in-depth nature study for adults.

And don't forget about the family-friendly 4,860...

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Average: 4.5 (2 votes)
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

703-631-0013

5040 Walney Road
Chantilly VA 20151

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The Ellanor C. Lawrence Park is located in Chantilly, Virginia and offers 650 acres of fun for families of all ages. The Walney Visitor Center in particular has live animal exhibits, nature programs, historic exhibits, a children's touch table...

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Gulf Branch Nature Center

703-228-3403

3608 N. Military Road
Arlington VA 22207

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Gulf Branch Nature Center offers a full range of indoor and outdoor environmental programs, indoor interpretive displays, live animal exhibits, outdoor ponds, wooded stream valleys, and hiking trails.

 

Features include a Native-...

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Hidden Oaks Nature Center

703-941-1065

7701 Royce Street
Annandale VA 22003

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The Hidden Oaks Nature Center has exhibits about wildlife; tanks with live toads, snakes, and turtles; and a touch table with bones, rocks, and other artifacts. Kids can borrow a discovery bag, which has a trail map and activities to do along...

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Average: 5 (2 votes)
Hidden Pond Nature Center

703-451-9588

8511 Greeley Boulevard
Springfield VA 22152

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Hidden Pond Nature Center is home to trails, a pond, woodlands and streams -- something for all ages and stage. Visit the nature center which features live animals and exhibits. You can also take one of the many nature classes available through...

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
Huntley Meadows Park

703-768-2525

3701 Lockheed Boulevard
Alexandria VA 22306

Age: All ages

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Huntley Meadows is one of the best places in the DC area to see wildlife. Over 200 species of birds, as well as beavers, frogs, deer, and herons, reside in this 1,425 acre park. Walk the 1/2 mile wetland boardwalk trail, watch wildlife from the...

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Irvine Nature Center

443-738-9200

11201 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills MD 21117

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The Irvine Nature Center is located north of Baltimore and offers programs throughout the year for children of all ages. There is a museum, nature store and walking trail to visit. They have animals, exhibits and The Nature Preschool for young...

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Locust Grove Nature Center

301-765-8660

7777 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda MD 20817

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Locust Grove Nature Center teaches kids about nature through classes, trails and other outdoor activities at Cabin John Regional Park. All programs are listed in the Montgomery County Parkpass system.

 

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