Home | Careers | Font size A A A
Click here to signup for notifications from Howard County Maryland Government
1/12/2016 - 01.12.16 Howard County seeks nominees for annual “Community Sports Hall of Fame” READ MORE
12/9/2015 - 12.9.15 Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks receives International Best Programming Award READ MORE
12/4/2015 - 12.4.15 Centennial Lake water level to be lowered for dam repairs READ MORE
11/3/2015 - 11.3.15 Local high school students compete in 2nd annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ engineering competition READ MORE
9/2/2015 - 09.02.15 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Program for 2015-2016 READ MORE
7/21/2015 - 07.21.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE
7/10/2015 - 07.10.15 Howard County Champion Tree succumbs to Dutch elm disease at Belmont Manor and Historic Park READ MORE
7/6/2015 - 07.06.15 Executive Kittleman attends county camps to promote fitness and National Parks and Recreation Month READ MORE
7/1/2015 - 07.01.15 Howard County announces 2015 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” induction class READ MORE
6/25/2015 - 06.25.15 Executive Kittleman to open Howard Astronomical League Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park READ MORE

Robinson Nature Center Anniversary Open House


  RNC Anniversary Open House Banner 2015 

Celebrate Robinson Nature Center’s fourth birthday through this special open house event!

Come out and experience complimentary admission, live animal presentations, face-painting, nature crafts and movies in our planetarium. Walk the trails with our naturalists, explore the exhibits, and play in the Discovery Room.

Come see our new additions since our last open house including our "Nature Place" - a natural outdoor discovery zone for kid's play, and our new live animal tank wall in the Discovery Room.

Buy a raffle ticket to win products from our Nature Gift shop. Purchase your 2016 family pass and get access to Robinson for the last months of 2015 and all of 2016. Enjoy live music and food from vendors on the lawn. Guided butterfly walks, geology walks and Green building tours are scheduled throughout the afternoon.



Click here for a schedule of activities!




Parking and Transportation Options

Please note that parking at the Robinson Nature Center is limited. We highly recommend carpooling to this event, biking or taking public transportation.  Persons with handicap parking needs will be given preference for on-site parking. 

To get driving directions to the naure center, click here.

The Orange Howard County Transit bus route stops at the Nature Center. To see schedules and fairs, click here or, to see scheduled departures of buses in real time, click here.

Overflow parking is located at the Hickory Ridge Village Center directly down the road from the Nature Center. Complimentary shuttles will be available every 20 minutes to and from the Nature Center. To download the shuttle schedule, click here


Thanks to the following organizations and many individuals not listed here for their help making this fourth year a great success!

* Indicate partners that will be at the open house with activities and information for you and your family.

An Extraordinar Limousine Service
Atholton High School Eco-Club
Audubon Society of Central Maryland
Belmont Manor & Historic Park
Bennett Five Star Grill
B&O Railroad Museum
Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center
Candlelight Concert Society* 
Celestial Searchers*
Central Maryland Photographer’s Guild*
Chesapeake Natives
Columbia's Village Centers
Community Action Council of Howard County
David's Natural Market
Confederate Military Forces Society
Decanter Fine Wines
Digital Magic Photography*
Friends of Robinson Nature Center 
Frisco's Taphouse
GEPPI's Entertainment Museum
Giant Foods
Go Native Tree Farm
The Grille at Maple Lawn
Harvest Collective
Heavy Seas Brewing Company
Hickory Ridge Village Center
Home Depot
Howard Astronomical League*
Howard Community College* 
Howard County Arts Council
Howard County Beekeepers*
Howard County Bird Club*
Howard County Bureau of Environmental Services*
Howard County Conservancy 
Howard County Forestry Board*
Howard County Heritage Initiative
Howard County Master Gardeners
Howard County Office of Sustainability
 Howard County Office of Transportation  
Howard County Park Rangers*
Howard County Public School System 
Howard County Soil Conservation Service*
Howard County Storm Water Management Division*
Howard County Tourism & Promotion*
Howard County Woodworkers Guild  
Howard County Legacy Leadership Institute for the Environment 
Iron Bridge Wine Company
Irvine Nature Center
James & Anne Robinson Foundation 
Jailbreak Brewing Company
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Keystone Wildflowers
Kloby's Smokehouse
Knob Hall Winery
LaLa's Hotdogs*
La Palapa Too
Lauren’s Garden Service
Leadership Howard County
Linganore Wine Cellars
Manor Hill Brewing Company
Maryland DNR*
Maryland Herp Atlas
Maryland Live Casino 
Maryland Master Naturalists
Maryland Office of Tourism
Maryland Science Center
Meadows Frozen Custard
Meadowsweet Native Plant Farm
Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society*
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area
The Might Keltones
Miss Shirley’s Café
MOM's Organic Market
The National Aquarium*
Oyster Recovery Partnership*
Patapsco Heritage Greenway*
Patuxent Valley Nursey, LLC
Port Discovery*
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum 
Sandy Springs Friends School
Savage Mill
Space Telescope Science Institute 
Sweet Simplici-tea
Terrapin Adventures
Trout Unlimited, Potomac-Patuxent Chapter*
Turf Valley
US Department of Agriculture
Victoria Gastro Pub
Walter's Art Museum
Wakefield Valley Nursery 
Watershed Stewards Academy of Howard County MD*
Whole Foods Market
Wildlife Society, MD-DE Chapter