We have missed you and are excited to begin reopening! During the closure we have been actively preparing to open and have adjusted our operations and amenities. We have trained staff, added signage, temporarily closed high touch areas, and cleaned and moved equipment and furniture to promote physical distancing.
Our gates and grounds are open again and we welcome you to come walk the trails, play at the Nature Place or enjoy the gardens. Please note that our gates will be open Wednesday – Saturday between 9am and 5pm and on Sunday between Noon and 5pm.
The Nature Center is scheduled to reopen on the weekends for visitors beginning Saturday, July 11. During the week, the Center will be hosting programs and will not be open for visitors. We understand that this affects your membership, and as the Nature Center works to reopen, your membership will remain frozen until further notice. Additionally, since certain areas of the Center are currently not accessible admission has been temporarily reduced to $2.00 per person.
Closures and Changes:
Visitors that do not meet the facilities expectations may be asked to leave.
6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD 21044
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Hours (closed Mondays & Tuesdays):
Grounds Only - Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 9am - 5pm
Nature Center - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm
The center will close to observe the following holidays:
New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thursday & Friday) and Christmas Day.
The center and a portion of the trails will be open to program participants only on the following dates and times:
Daily Admission to Trails/Building*:
Adults & Children (3-17 yrs) $2
Under 3 FREE
*Group visits must be booked in advance.
Annual Pass Information:
Family, Individual, Senior and Friends-level annual passes are available. For more information, see the "Get Involved" section under "Plan Your Visit".
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We are a unique nature education facility situated on 18 acres of land adjacent to the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area. Geothermal heating/air-conditioning, porous paving, solar panels, innovative water conservation methods and a host of other features make this building environmentally-friendly and have earned it the LEED Certified Platinum designation. Each year, the Center runs over 420 programs including field trips, public programs, birthday parties, home school and scout programs. This Center was made a reality through the foresight and generosity of James and Anne Robinson. The Center continues to be partially supported by the James & Anne Robinson Foundation and is owned and operated by the Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks. Download our Facility Guide and/or plan your visit below!
Robinson Nature Center