Celebrate the nature center’s 10th birthday! Come see what's new, including our outdoor puppet theater, meadow party place, expanded children's garden space, trail features and indoor exhibits. Take part in a community art project, meet live animals, see an outdoor puppet show or planetarium show and do fun activities with our partners. Enjoy the Nature Place and Discovery Room. Limited parking on-site. Off-site parking with complimentary shuttle available. Info: 410-313-0400. Robinson Nature Center Anniversary Open House past photos.
Full-dome Planetarium Movies
|12:30pm, 1:30pm*, 2:30pm, 3:30pm*, 4:30pm|
|Live Animal Presentations (All ages)
Join Robinson Nature Center staff for 15-20 minute presentations with live reptiles.
|12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm|
|Guided Trail Walks to new Art Sculpture (All ages)
Join staff for a 30-40 minute guided walk to the site of our new ephemeral art sculpture by artist, Robin Croft. Meet at the Meadow Party Place.
|12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
Limited to 25 people.
|Outdoor Puppet Shows (All ages)
Join us for a short, 15 minute, nature-themed puppet show at our new Outdoor Puppet Theater.
|12:15pm, 1:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm|
|New & Noteworthy|
|NEW Outdoor Features
See our two ARTsites installations, “Long Walk Home” by artist Charlie Brouwer along with “Insect House” donated by artist Elliott Hamilton. Enjoy our new Meadow Party Place, outdoor puppet theater and Grow & Play Garden for outdoor PreK programs. Walking trails include new interpretive signs.
|Special Commemorative Ephemeral Art Piece
In honor of Robinson’s past 10 years of transformation, come watch artist Robin Croft put the finishing touches on an ephemeral art piece commemorating our 10th anniversary at the intersection of Oak Overlook Trail and Lookout Loop Trail.
|NEW Indoor Exhibits
Pieces by fine artist, Pat Flaherty, are on display in our lobby. We’ve also added new wildlife mounts to our exhibits including a bison and elk.
We couldn’t have made it through the last 10 years without our volunteers and community partners. Commemorative rocks near our front entrance honor those partners & volunteers with 10 years of service and collaboration.
|NEW Trail and Native Garden
Enjoy this newly created path, lined with logs along the top portion of Lookout Loop. The trees, plants and shrubs along the path are native to Maryland.
|Other On-going Opportunities|
|Grow & Play Garden||Enjoy a Preschool Play Zone in our new fenced in outdoor area.|
|Front Circle & Patio||Check out our food vendors serving delicious food.|
|Nature Place||Search for hidden lady bug rocks and return them for a sticker.|
|Green Roof Patio||Solarscope viewing with Howard Astronomical League (weather-dependent).|
|Front Desk/Gift Shop||Enroll in fall programs, purchase memberships and animal sponsorships or learn about our telescope lending program. 5% off on all gift shop purchases today only. Members receive 15% off today in the gift shop.|
|Discovery Room||Take a peek at the expanded mural and our new baby terrapin!|
|Sensory Break Room||Special events can be overwhelming. If you or your child need a break, please visit this room where lights are low and quite activities are available.|
|Classroom 1||Join Friends of Rabbits to meet rescue bunnies, some available for adoption.|
|Classroom 2||Get a fun design painted on your hand or arm (in lieu of face painting!)|
|Mezzanine Patio||Fun and activities with our many community partners.|
|Building-wide||Explorer Annie is hiding in the exhibits. Bring one to front desk for a prize!|
|Paved lot near Annie’s Homestead Pavilion||Blacksmithing and woodworking demonstrations.|
Directions to off-site parking
1. Exiting the Nature Center, turn RIGHT onto Cedar Ln.
2. Stay in right-hand lane to go under the Route 32 overpass.
3. Continue straight through the stop light at Guilford Rd.
4. Immediately prior to the turn for the parking lot, you will pass
a ball field (on your left, through the trees).
5. Make a LEFT on Center Road. Park in the lot on the right.
(It is 1.3 miles from the Nature Center to the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab parking lot. If you see a gated entrance for Building 23 on your left, you have gone too far).