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Robinson Nature Center Programs & Activities

 

/uploadedImages/Home/Department_Hidden_PDF_Documents/Recreation_and_Parks/Kid's-Activities---Voted-Best-in-HC-2013_for-web.jpg  Robinson Nature Center Spring_Summer 2014 program brochure    

 Click on the brochure image or scroll down to discover our Summer program offerings!

Upcoming Programs

   

Click on the links or call 410-313-0400 to register. We recommend pre-registering for programs as they fill up quickly! If you plan on walking-in, we recommend calling to make sure there are still spots available for the program. 

Astronomy = Astronomy/planetarium

History = History/culture

Nature = Nature/sustainability

Special Events = Special events/activities

 **If you are deaf, hearing impaired or have speech disabilities and require the services of an interpreter for any of the programs below, please contact us at 410-313-0400 or by emailing mleatherbury@howardcountymd.gov at least 2 weeks in advance so that we may accommodate your needs.  

 

Astronomy If you are coming to see a show in the planetarium, please arrive 10 to 15 minutes early to pick up tickets and to be seated. Due to dark conditions, and to ensure the best experience for program participants, we cannot seat patrons while the show is in progress. 

 

Wednesday, July 30

AstronomySummer Wednesday Full-Dome Movies for Tots - Showings from 10 to 10:30 AM and 2 to 2:30 PM. Click here to find out what films are playing and to see a full listing of summer Wednesday movies. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show. To see a preview of the films, click here.

 

Friday, August 1

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up. Under 17 not admitted without an adult. Treat your family to a Friday evening of spectacular space delights. This program features a full-dome movie preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation. Tickets are $6 per person. This program features the film "Oasis in Space." For a preview of the film, click here.

Astronomy Friday Late Nights in the NatureSphere - What's Up? - 8 to 9 PM. Ages 18 years and up. Bring your date or a group of friends to discover the night sky in the warmth of the planetarium. This program features a full-dome movie preceded by an engaging, adult-oriented planetarium presentation. Tickets are $6 per person. This program features the film "Astronaut." For a preview of the film, click here.

 

Saturday, August 2

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "The Summer Triangle". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

 Special Events Leave your Mark! Art Tile Project - 10 - 11:30 AM. Ages 3 years and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. You and/or your child create original art work for a tile which will be installed inside the Center's main building. Proceeds support Friends of the Nature Center projects, including scholarships for Title 1 school field trips and an outdoor nature play space at the Nature Center. 1 tile for $35 or 3 tiles for $100. To see pictures from previous events, click here

 

Sunday, August 3

NEW! Family Picnic Day at Robinson Nature Center - Noon to 3:30 PM. BYOP (Bring your own picnic) and enjoy nature games for the kids, live animal presentations, live music on the lawn and snow cones for sale. See our Special Events page for activity schedule and details. $20 per car (preregister with a credit card; cash-only on day-of).

 

Wednesday, August 6

AstronomySummer Wednesday Full-Dome Movies for Tots - Showings from 10 to 10:30 AM and 2 to 2:30 PM. Click here to find out what films are playing and to see a full listing of summer Wednesday movies. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show. To see a preview of the films, click here.

 

Friday, August 8

NEW! Nature Center Mystery Series: The Case of the Missing Honey - 6:30 to 8:30 PM. CANCELLED Ages 7 years and up. Put on your thinking caps for this outdoor mystery adventure! Comb the Nature Center grounds for hidden clues to help solve “The Case of the Missing Honey!” End with a honey-themed snack as you piece together this sweet mystery. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $10 per person or $25 per family (up to five members). 

 

Saturday, August 9

Nature Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3 - 10 years with an adult. Join us to learn about Maryland native plants and animals through song, storytelling and/or crafts. Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. All children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE with Robinson annual pass or daily admission.

 

Friday, August 15

Astronomy Family Fridays at the NatureSphere - 6:30 to 7:30 PM. Ages 5 years and up. Under 17 not admitted without an adult. Treat your family to a Friday evening of spectacular space delights. This program features a full-dome movie preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation. Tickets are $6 per person. This program features the film "Oasis in Space." For a preview of the film, click here.

Astronomy Friday Late Nights in the NatureSphere - What's Up? - 8 to 9 PM. Ages 18 years and up. Bring your date or a group of friends to discover the night sky in the warmth of the planetarium. This program features a full-dome movie preceded by an engaging, adult-oriented planetarium presentation. Tickets are $6 per person. This program features the film "Astronaut." For a preview of the film, click here.

 

Wednesday, August 13

AstronomySummer Wednesday Full-Dome Movies for Tots - Showings from 10 to 10:30 AM and 2 to 2:30 PM. Click here to find out what films are playing and to see a full listing of summer Wednesday movies. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show. To see a preview of the films, click here.

 

Saturday, August 16

Astronomy History Star Storytelling: Our Constellations (Parent/Child) - 11 to 11:30 AM. Ages 3-8 years with an adult. Let your little one discover the stories behind our favorite constellations through views of space, stories and song in our NatureSphere digital planetarium. The theme for this month is "The Summer Triangle". Tickets are $3 per person with Robinson daily admission or annual pass.

 

Wednesday, August 20

AstronomySummer Wednesday Full-Dome Movies for Tots - Showings from 10 to 10:30 AM and 2 to 2:30 PM. Click here to find out what films are playing and to see a full listing of summer Wednesday movies. Tickets are $2, preregistration and $3, day of show. To see a preview of the films, click here.

 

Saturday, August 23

Nature Discovery Days - 11:30 AM to Noon. Ages 3 - 10 years with an adult. Join us to learn about Maryland native plants and animals through song, storytelling and/or crafts. Program is available on a first-come, first-served basis to the first 15 children and their adult chaperone. All children must be accompanied by an adult. FREE with Robinson annual pass or daily admission.