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Riverbend Park offers 400 acres of forest, meadows and ponds. When you’re done exploring the grounds or even before, head to the Visitors Center features live animal…

8700 Potomac Hills Street, Great Falls, Virginia 22066

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…

3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek, Maryland 20607

Claude Moore Park encompasses 357 acres and is divided between a sportsplex and nature area. Hiking There are 11 miles of hiking trails where you’ll meander through wetlands…

21544 Old Vestal's Gap Road, Sterling, Virginia 20164

Watkins Nature Center has resident live animal displays, indoor and outdoor ponds and much more. Sign up for one of their many nature programs some of which include: campfires,…

301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774

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…

8940 Jones Mill Road, Chevy Chase, Maryland 20815

Potomac Overlook Regional Park has over 70 acres of woodland, trails, educational gardens plus a Nature Center. The nature center houses live animals, history exhibits and more. …

2845 N. Marcey Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207

As the oldest and one of the largest national parks, Rock Creek Park has everything a park can offer, from picnicking to hiking to biking. Older kids and adults can also enjoy…

5200 Glover Road, NW, Washington, District Of Columbia 20015

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,…

2145 Key Wallace Drive, Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Mt. Rainier is a nature center and recreation center located inside the Beltway. Nature programs, displays, exhibits and special events make learning about nature fun. The center…

4701 31st Street, Mt. Rainier, Maryland 20712

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.

Introduce your children to wonders of nature by visiting the Walker Nature Education Center with 72-acres of open space. Catch some baby birds leaving their nest or hear the…

11450 Glad Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191

The Patuxent Research Refuge is one of over 540 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.” The National Wildlife…

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

3608 N. Military Road, Arlington, Virginia 22207

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…

11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

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…

4630 Stonecroft Blvd., Chantilly, Virginia 20151

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…

20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, Maryland 20841

The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center is primarily a research facility and working outdoor laboratory, but there are many opportunities for adults and children to attend…

647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, Maryland 21037

In addition to the Audubon Naturalist Society’s location in Maryland, they also have the Rust Nature sanctuary, located in Loudoun County. Enjoy one of the many nature…

802 Childrens Center Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20175

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…

5040 Walney Road, Chantilly, Virginia 20151

Meadowside Nature Center introduces families to nature through classes, walking trails and more at Rock Creek Park. All programs are listed in the Montgomery County Parkpass…

5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20855

Long Branch has lots of things for families, including nature programs, live animal exhibits, ponds, wooded stream valleys, swamp, meadow and hiking trails. Pick up a copy of The…

625 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, Virginia 22204

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…

852 Avery Road, Rockville, Maryland 20850

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…

7701 Royce Street, Annandale, Virginia 22003

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…

1400 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

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…

5750 Sanger Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia

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…

1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland 20902

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…

8511 Greeley Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22152

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…

21085 The Wood Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20175

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.…

3701 Lockheed Boulevard, Alexandria, Virginia 22306

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…

7777 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, Maryland 20817

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…

11000 Thrift Road, Clinton, Maryland 20735