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

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

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

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Brookside Nature Center offers quality programs featuring the natural and cultural history of Montgomery County and the surrounding region. We have programs for all ages, interests and abilities.

If you have registered for a program and need to withdraw, please email us at


Celebrate the Beginning of Winter at Brookside Nature Center!

Celebrate the Winter Solstice at Brookside Nature Center December 20

Enjoy winter activities and crafts from cultures all around the world at Brookside Nature Center! We'll celebrate the short days and long nights with fire, food, crafts and a solstice spiral walk. Join us from 1-5 pm. To sign up, visit and register for program #9929. Fee is $6 for ages 3 and up.

Current Programs at Brookside Nature Center

Winter Festivals & Events in Montgomery Parks



To see all Montgomery Parks' Nature Center programs, check out  Nature News (click on cover below) . Or take a look at the complete list of programs offered by both Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation in the Montgomery County GUIDE to Parks and Recreation Programs.

Winter 2015-2016 Nature News Winter 2015-2016 Montgomery County GUIDE
Winter 2015-2016 Nature News
Winter 2015-2016
Program GUIDE

The ActiveMONTGOMERY number for Black Hill Visitor Center’s December 19 program “Bird Blind Birding” is #9205 (not 9204 as printed).

Visit to set up your new account!Remember, use ActiveMONTGOMERY (not ParkPASS) to register for both Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation programs! Set up your new account at today!


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.

Last updated: November 30, 2014