Carrie Murray Nature Center

Carrie Murray Nature Center is located in Baltimore City’s Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park, one of the nation’s largest urban parks. Open year-round, the Center allows visitors to explore Baltimore’s diverse natural environment. Meadows, marshlands, springs, and wetlands are only some of the natural ecosystems contained with in the park.

The Center’s mission focuses on educating the public on two things everyone loves: animals and the outdoors.

Experienced naturalists are eager to introduce students of all ages to our beautiful environment. The Center is also a bird of prey rehabilitation facility. It houses permanently injured raptors, as well as many other fascinating creatures from all over the world. These insects, reptiles, and birds serve as important educational tools to reinforce our message of conservation.

The park itself is home to a variety of animals, including fox, rabbits, deer, raccoons, hawks, owls, opossum, turtles, songbirds, beaver, and many other diverse species.

The Nature Center has established programs or can customize programs for a variety of groups. We can accommodate scout groups, junior naturalists, church groups, Eagle Scout projects, and 4-H participants with programs to earn badges and accreditations required for those organizations. We can accommodate just about any group of nearly any age, including special needs groups and home-school programs.Carrie Murray can adapt any current program or even create a program to fit your groups’ needs.In the past, we have created programs that include water and stream studies, recycling, games, and language arts.When scheduling your program, please let us know if you have particular curriculum requirements.


1901 Ridgetop Rd., Baltimore,
Baltimore City
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