Maryland nature center specifics
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
1361 Wrighton Road, Lothian
Public Hours: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 9 am-5 pm. Closed Sundays Dec-Feb. Pets are not allowed on the Sanctuary.
Glendening Preserve open to the public daily, 9 am-5 pm. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the Preserve only.
Admission: $6 per vehicle.
647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am-4:30 pm. Closed federal holidays. Leave pets at home.
For drop-in visitors, the SERC campus is open for hiking, biking and kayaking six days per week.
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville
Hours: 9 am-5 pm daily.
Dogs, with a current membership, are allowed on property on weekends. For more information on Dog Memberships: bayrestoration.org/dogs.
Irvine Nature Center
11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm (November-March) and 9 am to 5 pm (April-October.) Irvine is closed on Mondays.
Admission: Cost is $5/person (age 6+). Members are free. No dogs or bikes allowed. Please note that the indoor exhibits and bathrooms are closed at this time.
Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 9 am-5 pm; Sunday, noon-5 pm
Admission: adults $5; children 3-17 $3; under 3 free
Watkins Regional Park and Nature Center
301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro
Hours: Tuesdays-Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm
Flag Ponds Nature Park
1525 Flag Ponds Pkwy., Lusby
Hours: Monday and Friday: 9 am-4 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 9 am-5 pm.
Admission: January – March/November-December: $5.00 for in-county resident or non-resident. April – October: $5.00 for in-county residents/$8.00 for non-residents. Walk-in/Bike: $2 person
Story updated January 2022