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.

Scheduled Programs  

Full-dome Planetarium Movies
15 minutes prior to each show, seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis outside the Planetarium (located on the Mezzanine level).

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.
Gratitude Garden
Robinson would not be what it is today without our volunteers and community partners. Commemorative rocks near our front entrance honor partners with 10 years of collaboration & volunteers with 1,000 hrs of service.
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 Bmore Mochichi (ice cream/shaved ice), HomeSlyce Pizza Bar and Cazbar Authentic Turkish Taverna food trucks onsite selling delicious food.
Nature Place Search for hidden lady bug rocks and return them for a sticker.
Green Roof Patio Come paint a rock for our gratitude garden and join Howard Astronomical League (HAL) for solarscope viewing (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).

Directions to Robinson Nature Center Off-Site Parking map
September 26, 2021
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
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