Our gift shop is now offering curbside pick-up of themed gift packs that are great for nature lovers of all ages! Submit your order through email to Emily Sizemore (firstname.lastname@example.org), and staff will reach out to you for payment and to schedule a day for you to pick-up your purchase. Substitutions are not available for themed packs, and all payments must be made using a credit card. If you're looking for something in particular that isn't listed, let us know and we'll do our best to find you the perfect gift. Please browse our current offerings - updated frequently with new items - using the PDF.
Curbside Pick-Up - Click here to view a PDF of the gift shop's packs
The Robinson Nature Center gift shop is open Weds - Sat; 9am- 5pm and Sun; Noon-5pm or during special programs and events. Access to the gift shop does not require admission.
We carry a variety of sustainable goods including local honey, science kits, field guides, books, children's toys, puppets, astronomy items and much more. Here's a sample of what you can find:
Our indoor permanent exhibits provide locally-relevant information and interactive interpretation. Exhibits span two stories and are wheelchair and stroller accessible.
Experience the Chesapeake Bay Watershed exhibit:
Discover the Changing Lives, Changing Landscapes exhibit:
Wind your way through the Life of the Forest exhibit:
Travel to outer space and back:
Robinson Nature Center is currently hostin artwork by Carol Herren Foerster in our First Floor gallery space. While a graduate of McDaniel College with a degree in studio art, Ms. Foerster considers herself self-taught in her current medium of pencil drawing. She focuses on portrait style images of many natural subjects. Her wonderfully realistic drawing will be on display through March 2020. Small, unframed prints of the larger works on display are available for sale in our gift shop throughout this show.
Launched in March 2018 with a public painting event and a theme of recycling, our Eco-Artist in Residence, Sarah Causey, has completed her term. Around our building, you will now find a half dozen intricately painted scenes of native wildlife. Can you find them all? Look for the wetland scene, bats and moths, opossums, vultures, honey bees, raccoons, freshwater fish, and fungi.
Saturdays, 10:30-11:30am and 2-3pm
* Please note, touch tank open hours are contingent upon volunteer availability.
LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized, consensus-based green building certification system. Buildings are evaluated and awarded LEED certification at one of four levels: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. The higher the level, the more aspects of green design and construction must be addressed and documented. Very few buildings reach the Platinum level. Robinson Nature Center was certified as LEED Platinum in February 2012. Click on the links below to read more about the LEED features in Robinson's Green Construction for Green Education brochure.