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Conveniently located in Cabin John Regional Park, Locust Grove Nature Center provides a natural sanctuary from the surrounding urban bustle. While designated the outreach center for area schools, Locust Grove continues to offer quality public programs for all ages. From storytime under the giant Sycamore to adult Friday Forays around the County, our programs will delight and inform visitors of all ages. You're also welcome to come and wander our trails, enjoy our observation deck, explore our exhibits indoors and out, or discover the wonder of the Center's natural playground.
Check out our exciting NEW school programs!
Please register and pay for both children and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Nocturnal Neighbors Festival (Course #246551)
Saturday, October 19 │ 5-8pm
Celebrate the nocturnal community that keeps our neighborhood parks and forests in balance. Meet live animals, take a night hike, visit with experts, and enjoy games, crafts and a campfire... all to celebrate our underappreciated nocturnal friends. We strongly encourage advance registration due to limited space. Click here for schedule of events. $5
Fruit Flies Festival (Course #246599)
Friday, November 1 │ 10am-1pm
Celebrating those tiny, annoying flies!!?? Nah....we’re just launching apples into the air. It’s all part of our seasonal seed dispersal bash. Join us as we fling apples into the meadow, make flying seeds and seed “bombs,” and learn how seeds stick to us and our animal friends. Stop by any time during festival hours. Advance registration is strongly encouraged, due to limited space. $5
Locust Grove Cider Days (Course #246700)
Saturday, November 9 │ 11am-2pm
Join us for a mini-festival to celebrate the beloved apple! Learn about cider, apple varieties, and apple history. Go on a scavenger hunt for apple facts. Sample lesser-known apple types, and try your hand at pressing cider. $5
See a complete list of programs under the Programs & Events tab.
Register at ParkPASS.org by clicking on the course #