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Robinson Nature Center

Check out our Upcoming Programs! 

ALERT: Please note, many of our programs have reduced capacity in the wake of coronavirus. Please refer to our google calendar below or call 410-313-0400 for the most up-to-date information on program cancellations and programs that are currently still being offered. 

Our Google calendar (below) contain links to online registration. Call 410-313-0400 to register for Special Events or programs for which online registration is not available. 

  Robinson Fall 2020 programs and events

Registration for Fall 2020 programs is OPEN. Click here to read the Fall 2020 Events and Programs brochure as a PDF. Please note, we have added new programs that weren't included in the Howard County Fall 2020 Activity guide you may have received in the mail. In response to HCPSS schools continuing in a virtual format through January 28th, 2021, Robinson Nature Center is offering two new weekly opportunities for children to spend time outdoors, enjoy nature-based activities, de-stress and interact with other kids in a setting following COVID Safety Guidelines. We are also offering monthly "Take Nature Home" programs that allow you to enjoy a fully curated kit of pre-planned activities with materials you can keep and instructional videos led by Robinson staff that you can access at your convenience. Read more about each program below and call 410-313-0400 to register or with questions.


NEW! Kid's Wednesday Afternoon's at the Nature Center

Each Wednesday, join us to explore the wonders of nature, play outdoors with friends, learn outdoor skills and have an afternoon away from home! Kids enjoy nature walks, games, investigations and more. This program is held outdoors and in accordance with Howard County's COVID Safety procedures. Children should dress for outdoor winter play. Call 410-313-0400 to sign up (no online registration) for the number of days you would like your child to attend each month. Additional dates may be added. Please check our registration system monthly. 

5-12 yrs        Robinson Nature Ctr            Days: choose from 1-4 each month,        $30/day
RP4812.123    December      1pm-4pm       W     Dates: Dec 2, 9, 16
RP4812.124    January           1pm-4pm       W     Dates: Jan 6, 13, 20, 27


NEW! Lil’ Pinecones Fall Outdoor Explorers

In this unique, weekly drop-off program, your preschool-aged child will use nature as a platform for discovery, emergent learning and development! Kelly Vogelpohl, Robinson’s Environmental Education Coordinator and a certified nature-based preschool teacher, leads participants in the Thursday morning program with the majority of activities taking place outdoors as weather permits. The program is designed to help children reach early childhood learning domains through a combination of structured, nature-based outdoor activities and play. Registration occurs seasonally, allowing children to cultivate strong relationships with their teachers and peers. The program includes 10 classes starting Oct 1, an orientation and a family campfire program (no class Nov 26). Enrollment is limited to 10 children. This program will run in accordance with Howard County’s COVID Safety procedures. Face masks are required.

4-5 yrs        Robinson Nature Center       9am-Noon       Classes: 10 (+ orientation and family campfire)     $375
SOLD OUT RP4812.150     Thursdays     Dates: Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, Dec 3, 10             


NEW! Take Nature Home Program/Kits

Let Robinson staff bring nature into your home this fall! The “Take Nature Home” program provides monthly curated