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  • Location:
    Brookside Nature Center
    Wheaton Regional Park
    1400 Glenallen Ave.
    Wheaton, Maryland 20902
    Directions and Map

  • Hours of Operation:
    Tuesday through Saturday
    9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sundays
    1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Closed Mondays and major
    holidays

  • Contacts:
    Phone: 301-962-1480
    Fax: 301-962-8476

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Brookside Nature Center

in Wheaton Regional Park

Children's Day 2015: Honey Harvest Festival, September 19 2015

 

Overview

Black Hill Nature Center buildingSince 1961, Brookside Nature Center has engaged visitors in fun and meaningful ways, connecting to both the natural and cultural resources of Montgomery County. Nestled within the 536 acres of Wheaton Regional Park, the nature center provides interpretation of the surrounding ecosystems: forest, pond, stream and meadow. The nature center building is accessible to all, and features live animal exhibits (reptiles, amphibians and fish), the Children's Discovery Room, an observation bee hive, and wildlife exhibits. On the nature center grounds, discover a wooded nature play area, native plant gardens, accessible interpretive boardwalks, the Harper 1870s Homestead Cabin, and miles of hiking trails.

Maryland Master Naturalist Training

Master Naturalist LogoStarting in March, 2015, Brookside Nature Center will serve as the host site for the 11 week MN training program which offers approximately 60 hours of broad-based, regional natural history instruction taught by local experts.

For more information please go to  Maryland Master Naturalist or e-mail Geri Drymalski : Geri.Drymalski@MontgomeryParks.org

Inclement Weather Policy: Brookside Nature Center follows Montgomery County Public School closures, delayed openings and early releases. If MCPS are closed due to inclement weather, all Nature Center children’s programs are cancelled. Adult programs cancellations will be decided on a case by case basis; please call the Nature Center to check on the status of your adult class. 

Inclement Weather Policy

Brookside Nature Center follows Montgomery County Public School closures, delayed openings and early releases. If MCPS are closed due to inclement weather, all Nature Center children’s programs are cancelled. Adult programs cancellations will be decided on a case by case basis; please call the Nature Center to check on the status of your adult class. 

 

 

 

Updated: August 12, 2015