Robinson Nature Center
COVID-19 Safety Guidelines In Place for Weddings and Parties:
  • All rooms have a limited maximum capacity which will be strictly enforced.
  • Face coverings are required at all times including outdoors if participating in a program.
  • Per the Health Department buffets are not permitted. We recommend box lunches or grab and go type items.
  • The individual renting the room is responsible for maintaining a guest list for contact tracing efforts, should they be needed. The person coordinating the party/event should also communicate with their guests that they are to self-check for COVID symptoms prior to entering the facility and stay home if they are ill.
  • Rooms and furniture will be sanitized after each rental.
  • Please contact the facility for up-to-date information as rules and regulations change, or to ask any questions you may have.

 

Weddings, Rentals & Parties

Weddings

Celebrate your special day at Robinson Nature Center for your:

  • Small, intimate outdoor ceremony among our 18-acre property
  • Large outdoor ceremony on our Mezzanine Patio
  • Tent our Mezzanine Patio to have an outdoor reception overlooking our forest.
  • Cozy up in our auditorium for a smaller, indoor reception or ceremony

Contact the Nature Center Rental Coordinator at 410-313-0410 or kcostin@howardcountymd.gov to discuss options and pricing.

Birthday Parties

Robinson Nature Center Birthday party brochure 

Robinson Nature Center offers birthday party room rentals and birthday party packages. Click on the links below to read more about options available in Robinson's Birthday Party brochure.

 

 

Scheduling Birthday Parties

Birthday parties are scheduled on the weekends during the following time slots.
Saturdays  10am-noon or 2-4pm
Sundays  2-4pm

*All options include a $200 security deposit.

 

Birthday Party FAQ's

By when do I need to sign the permit for my birthday party?
We request that you sign and return your permit one week from the date you book the party. You MUST sign and return your permit no later than 30 days in advance of the party. If we do not receive the signed permit 30 days in advance, the permit will be cancelled. If booking a party less than 30 days in advance of the event, your permit will need to be signed at the time you book the party. You may drop off, fax, mail or scan & email your signed permit. Fax to 410-313-0409 and call 410-313-0400 to confirm the fax was received.

What is your rescheduling policy?
You may reschedule one time prior to 30 days in advance of the event with no penalty. Rescheduling less than 30 days in advance of the event is considered a cancellation.

What is your cancellation policy?
If you cancel your party more than 30 days in advance of the event, you will be refunded your deposit and payment minus a 20% administrative fee. If you cancel your party or need to reschedule the party less than 30 days in advance of the event, no refunds will be issued. If you are rescheduling the party, Robinson can transfer your deposit to the new date. You will be responsible for paying the price of the birthday party package or room rental for the new date.

Can I arrive early to set-up? 
Birthday party packages provide a complimentary half-hour prior to the rental time listed on the permit. You may arrive a half-hour early to set-up, but please do not arrive earlier as we will not be able to accommodate your set-up any earlier. If you are renting a room only, your set-up time must be included in your rental time.

Can I stay later than the time listed on my permit to clean up? 
Time for cleanup is included in your 2 hour birthday party package. If you must stay later than the time listed on your permit, you will need to pay for the additional time or it will be taken out of your deposit. If you are renting a room only, your clean-up time must be included in your rental time.

If I have more than 20 guests, what do I do? 
Please note that maximum occupancy of the birthday rooms (20 people) is set and enforced by the Office of the Fire Marshal. Any violations could result in fines. If you would like to invite more than 20 guests, please speak to the Rental Coordinator about renting a larger space. If more than 20 guests arrive on the day of your party, only 20 will be permitted to enter the birthday party room.

What types of decorations are allowed and who decorates the room? 
For birthday party packages, we decorate the room with non-helium balloons and a birthday banner before you arrive. If you would like additional decorations, you are welcome to set them up during your complimentary half-hour set-up time. However, hanging decorations from the walls or ceiling is not permitted. No helium balloons.

Why can't I bring helium balloons? 
Please do not bring helium balloons as our ceilings are high and helium balloons are difficult to rescue once they escape. 

Why can't I hang things on the walls or from the ceiling? 
Please do not hang things on the wall or from the ceilings. Tape from decorations can strip paint and the ceiling tiles can be easily damaged.

What am I required to do for clean-up?
You must complete your clean-up by the end tim