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Robinson Nature Center Anniversary Open House


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Celebrate Robinson Nature Center’s third 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, take a geology walk and play in the Discovery Room.

Come see our new additions since our last open house including our nature art installations, "Chapel Oak" by Foon Sham and "Mud Pies" by Ludwig Knaus; a youth "field station" in the Discovery Room and the pavilion at the Robinson homestead. Additionally, see our progress towards the Annie Robinson memorial garden and the "Nature Place" - a natural outdoor discovery zone for kid's play.

Buy a raffle ticket to win products from our Nature Gift shop. Purchase your 2015 family pass and get access to Robinson for the last months of 2014 and all of 2015. Enjoy live music and food from vendors on the lawn. Click on the schedule of activities below for a PDF, printable copy.

Schedule of Activities

Robinson Nature Center 2014 Anniversary Open House Schedule 


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 third year a great success!

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

Atholton High School Eco-Club

 Audubon Society of Central Maryland*

Bennett Five Star Grill*
Caitlin Dunbar Nature Center*
Celestial Searchers*
Central Maryland Photographer’s Guild*
Columbia's Village Centers
Community Action Council of Howard CountyDavid's Natural Market
Digital Magic Photography*
Friends of Robinson Nature Center*
Frisco's Taphouse
GEPPI's Entertainment Museum
Giant Foods
Harvest Collective*
Hickory Ridge Village Center
Howard Astronomical League*
Howard Community College 
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 Park Rangers
 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 
James & Anne Robinson Foundation*
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
JZ's Brick Oven Pizza*
LaLa's Hotdogs*
La Palapa Too
Maryland DNR*
Maryland Herp Atlas*
Maryland Master Naturalists
Maryland Science Center
Meadows Frozen Custard
Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society*
Middle Patuxent Environmental Area
The Might KeltonesThe National Aquarium
Oyster Recovery Partnership
Patapsco Heritage Greenway*
Patuxent Valley Nursey, LLC
Port Discovery*
Sandy Springs Friends School
Sierra Club, Maryland Chapter*
Space Telescope Science Institute 
Sweet Simplici-tea
Trout Unlimited, Potomac-Patuxent Chapter*
US Department of Agriculture*
Watershed Stewards Academy of Howard County MD*
Whole Foods Market
Wildlife Society, MD-DE Chapter