Meadowside Nature Center, Rockville

4.8
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Located in Rock Creek Regional Park, Meadowside Nature Center offers hands-on natural and cultural history programs for families, schools, and scouts. Visitors can spend their time hiking our 8 miles of Nature Trails or visiting our owls, hawks, and American Bald Eagle in our Raptor Aviaries.

Inside visitors can explore the diverse habits found in Maryland as they crawl through a cave or look at the world from a fish's point of view in our Legacy of the Land Exhibit. Our Curiosity Corner discovery room contains books, games, puzzles, and more live animals for young naturalists to explore nature in child-friendly environment.

Visitors can also experience the lives of the Maryland pioneer and Eastern Woodland Indian families in our Legacy of the People exhibit were they can try on clothes, play games, and touch animal skins.
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  • I learned about this attraction from a poster I saw at the bulletin board of Lake Frank. One could walk/hike from Lake Frank using the trails or drive for 5-7 minutes to reach this attraction. There....  more »
  • Many animals to see and learn about during our visit to the Meadowside Nature Center. Two grandsons (ages 14 and 11) found the center interesting and informative. The guide answered questions and...  more »
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  • The trails are well kept and the play area outside is great for kids. My child has really loved the summer camp so far. Very nice staff.
  • A nice nature center and they host kids birthday party, there are some trails surrounding the nature center building, lots of trees, shade and a nice super fun nature playground. I just had my son birthday party there and everyone had a blast, do the birthday naturally! I would recommend.

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