A Playdate with Nature (Ages 3-5)

Howard County Conservancy - Mt. Pleasant 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD

Join the Howard County Conservancy’s Nature Preschool for a morning of outdoor adventures and open-ended learning. Children and their families are invited for a hike ...

Free

Let’s Go O’s! (Ages 8+)

Cromwell Valley Park 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD

These neo-tropical migrants return to Cromwell each spring to build their nests and raise young. Come experience these birds in action as we walk the ...

$5
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Backpack Lending Program

Carrie Murray Nature Center 901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD

Exploration materials are available to borrow during operating hours. Materials include binoculars, magnifying glasses, field guides, and much more! A driver’s license or formal identification ...

Free

Feeding Time with Live Animals

Carrie Murray Nature Center 901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD

Want to learn more about our animals? Join us for animal feeding time and watch our animal ambassadors gobble up their tasty meals!

Free
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Animal Bath Time

Carrie Murray Nature Center 901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD

Want to learn more about our animals? Join us each for animal bath time and watch our animal ambassadors enjoy some time in the water!

Free

Estuary Exploration at Marshy Point

Marshy Point Nature Center 7130 Marshy Point Rd, Baltimore, MD

Warmer water temps have brought animals back into the shallows. Join a naturalist to observe some of Dundee Creek's residents! $2/person

$2

Critter Dinner Time (All Ages)

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD

Watch our turtles, amphibians and snakes eat while learning about these fascinating creatures. Registration required.

Free

Let’s Go to the Hop! (Ages 3+)

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

In honor of National Frog Jumping Day (May 13th), we will talk all things frogs and meet some of our resident ones. Then we will ...

$3 – $5

Sunday Funday

Marshy Point Nature Center 7130 Marshy Point Rd, Baltimore, MD

Join Marshy Point for their first combination water program where both canoeing and kayaking will be offered! Canoeing runs 10 AM - 12 PM and ...

$5 – $7

Fairy and Gnome Tea Party (Ages 3+)

Robinson Nature Center 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia, MD

Join our Fairy and Gnome Tea Party! Learn about the plants and animals in the woodland fairies' kingdom. Your little one dons a pair of ...

Songs of Spring (Ages 5+)

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD

Explore the trails in search of the different types of birds that nest in Leight Park. Finish with a tasty treat while discussing what was ...

$10

Homeschool Marsh Ecology Class (Ages 11-15)

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD

The freshwater marsh of Otter Point Creek is teeming with life! Set off by canoe or kayak to explore this fascinating ecosystem in person. Learn ...

$45
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Preschool Nature Hour (Ages 0-6)

Holt Park and Center for the Arts 34 Elmont Ave, Baltimore, MD

Join Holt Park and Center for the Arts each Wednesday to explore a new nature topic with crafts, games, music, live animals, or other fun ...

$5

Sunset Kayak Trip (Ages 8+)

Marshy Point Nature Center 7130 Marshy Point Rd, Baltimore, MD

Watch the sky's colors change as it sets over the marsh. Limited space available. Ages 8 and older to paddle. $7/member, $5/non-member.

$5 – $7

Krimgold Park Kids Fishing Rodeo

Krimgold Park 5355 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD

Join Carroll County Rec and Parks from 8am-noon on Sunday, May 22 at Krimgold Park for the Annual Krimgold Park Kids Fishing Rodeo! This is ...

Free

Spring BioBlitz at Banneker (All Ages)

Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum 300 Oella Avenue, Catonsville, MD

The NHSM had such a great time exploring Banneker Park last year finding fungi, snakes, insects, leps and frogs, we are going back this spring ...

Free – $5
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Cane Pole Fishing (Ages 4+)

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Come fish for bluegill and largemouth bass with our cane poles. We'll provide the pole and the worms. Adults and children 16+ must have a ...

$5 – $7

Fishing the Dock

Marshy Point Nature Center 7130 Marshy Point Rd, Baltimore, MD

Bring your little ones to fish from Marshy Point's dock! Maryland fishing license required to participants ages 16 and older. Rods and bait provided. $2/person.

$2
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Backpack Lending Program

Carrie Murray Nature Center 901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD

Exploration materials are available to borrow during operating hours. Materials include binoculars, magnifying glasses, field guides, and much more! A driver’s license or formal identification ...

Free

Nature Discovery Tots (Ages 0-6)

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD

Explore the Nature Discovery Area with a Naturalist! Each meeting will focus on a different theme of the season.  This month, learn about amphibians.

Free
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Animal Bath Time

Carrie Murray Nature Center 901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD

Want to learn more about our animals? Join us each for animal bath time and watch our animal ambassadors enjoy some time in the water!

Free

Critter Hunt Canoe (Ages 8+)

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD

Many types of animals call Otter Point Creek home. With animal scavenger hunts in hand, search high and low while paddling around the marsh. Do ...

$12

Bee Hydration Station (Ages 6-11)

Baltimore County Public Library - Parkville-Carney 9509 Harford Road, Parkville, MD

Help keep our pollinators well hydrated by making a colorful watering station. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Cane Pole Fishing (Ages 4+)

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Come fish for bluegill and largemouth bass with our cane poles. We'll provide the pole and the worms. Adults and children 16+ must have a ...

$5 – $7

Plant a Three Sisters Garden

Irvine Nature Center 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD

Learn the purpose and the process of creating a Three Sisters Garden – a tradition that dates back to Maryland’s First People. All ages welcome. Great ...

$8 – $25

World Turtle Day 2022

Natural History Society of Maryland 6908 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD

Turtles have existed on Earth since the time of the dinosaurs, but unlike them, they have survived. Join us for our second annual celebration of ...

$3 – $7

Fern Frenzy

Marshy Point Nature Center 7130 Marshy Point Rd, Baltimore, MD

It's fern season at the marsh! Search native species and learn how to identify them on your adventures. $2/person.

$2

Beaver Valley (Ages 8+)

Cromwell Valley Park 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road, Baltimore, MD

Cromwell Valley has beavers from time to time. Join us at the Nature Center to learn how these animals shape the landscape, then hike with ...

$2 – $4

Ponds and Polliwogs (Ages 3+)

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD

Hop on over to dip net in the ponds and puddles surrounding the Center to see what is swimming around!

$10

Dinner Cruise Canoe (Ages 8+)

Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 700 Otter Point Rd, Abingdon, MD

Wander through the marsh in late afternoon. Stop for dinner along the way surrounded by the beauty of the wetlands. Dinner is not provided, so ...

$12
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