Nature Education Center
Connecting People with Nature
Nature Center Hours
Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Located in a 150-year-old renovated farm house on the former Willow Grove Farm, our Nature Education Center offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness. Come enjoy our collection of native turtles, frogs, toads, and snakes. Come explore the hands-on exhibits in our Discovery Room. Come learn while you play!
In 2013 and again in 2017, the Nature Education Center was recognized as a Green Center by the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education. This was awarded based on the excellence of our environmental programs. Read more.
In spring and fall, school groups can experience naturalist-led field trips related to Spring Planting, Fall Harvest, Sensing Nature, Discovering Insects, Habitat Explorers, and Stream Strollers – just to name a few! For more information about our School Programs, click HERE.
In a variety of weekend programs, children, families, and adults can enjoy a wide range of natural and cultural history topics – from birds to trees to butterflies to rocks to rhubarb to history to creating habitats with native plants. For more information about our Weekend Programs, click HERE.
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center and Children’s Garden offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for teens and adults: