Celebrate the nature center’s 11th birthday! Come see what's new, including our new terrapin, Play n’ Learn Garden improvements, additions to our Nature Place outdoor play area and more. Meet live animals, get your arm or hand painted, see an outdoor puppet show or planetarium show (limited seating) 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. No registration required.

Information: 410-313-0400.

Indoor Activities:

Discovery Room
Take a peek at our animal ambassadors!
All Ages

Friends of Rabbits
Join Friends of Rabbits to meet bunnies and learn about bunny adoption.
All Ages
Classroom 1

Live Animal Shows
Join Robinson Nature Center staff and Mid-Atlantic Turtle and Tortoise Society for 20-minute presentations with live reptiles.
5 yrs +
Show Times: 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm
Show is approx. 20 mins long

Planetarium Movie: Zula Patrol Down to Earth
Film is 25 mins long. 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). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
4 yrs +
Show Times: 12:15pm, 1:15pm*, 2:15pm, 3:15pm*, 4:15pm
*Movie is closed captioned

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 quiet activities are available.
All Ages
Backyard Viewing Room

4-H Bug Patrol
Join 4-H Bug Patrol to explore all types of insect specimens.
All Ages
Classroom 2


Outdoor Activities: 

Arm Painting
Get a fun design painted on your hand or arm (in lieu of face painting!)
All Ages
Front Statue Lawn

Guided Trail Walks
Join staff for a 30-minute guided trail walk through the forest along the Middle Patuxent River.
5 yrs +
Meet at front lawn by sculpture
Trail Walk Times: 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 2:45pm, 3:45pm 
Hike is approx. 30 minutes \

Nature Place Treasure Hunt 
Search for hidden ladybug rocks and return them for a sticker
All Ages
Nature Place 

Puppet Shows
All Ages
Outdoor Puppet Theater 
Show Times: 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm
ASL interpretation provided 

Play & Learn Stations
Enjoy a Preschool Play Zone in our new fenced in outdoor area.
All Ages
Children's Garden 

Solar Telescope Viewing
Join Howard Astronomical League (HAL) for solarscope viewing (weather-dependent).
All Ages

Food Trucks:

T&J Waffles, HomeSlyce Pizza, and BMore Mochichi at the front circle drive.


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.

September 25, 2022
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM

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