Robinson Nature Center

Head to the Robinson Nature Center in Columbia for fun exploring nature, including nature trails, and activities in the center.

Explore the grounds of Robinson Nature Center, where you can walk the trails, play at the Nature Place or enjoy the gardens. During the week, while camps are in session, only the grounds are open to the public. The Nature Center will be open on the weekend, where you can enjoy fun learning opportunities, like the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and Life of the Forest exhibits. Kids can also see live animals in the Discovery room, though play items like puppets have been removed.

Admission is $2; free for children younger than 3. The grounds are open Wednesday through Saturady from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The center is open as well Sat. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday Noon–5 p.m. Note: the center is closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

For more information, visit the Robinson Nature Center website.

For other places to learn about nature, check out our 7 nature centers kids will love in the Baltimore/Annapolis area.

For more summer fun ideas, visit our 100 Days of Summer list of family activities and our daily calendar of events.

Photos courtesy of Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks.