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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.
Spring Break Camp Hooray for the Bay
Monday-Friday, April 14-18 │ 9am-3:30pm
The Chesapeake Bay is a Maryland treasure, and a great place to play and explore. Come learn all about the Bay, the watershed that feeds it, the critters that live in it, and the people that use it—and find out how you can help take care of this important estuary. Ages 6-10yrs; $290
Extended Care Available │ 3:30-5:30pm
Save the Frogs Day
Saturday, April 26 │ 12-4pm
It’s International Save the Frogs Day. Come learn all about our vanishing amphibians and why these good natured bouncers need our help. We’ll explore the pond to wonder at tadpoles, sing in our own frog chorus, and try our hand at drawing frogs for fun. Please register and pay for all attendees. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 1 & up; $3
Growing Native Plant Seminar
Friday, May 2 │ 6-7pm
Visit the Betsy Dotson Memorial Garden at Locust Grove Nature Center to view local native plants that can beautify your home while supplying critical support for all wildlife. Learn why native plants are essential to our environment and how to attract more birds, insects and small animals to your yard. Learn the benefits of specific local eco-types that you can see in our garden. Find resources for purchasing plants and planning your native garden. Discuss growing conditions such as soil, water, and sun. Consider bloom times and height. Think about how you can start the process of making your home environment a small nature refuge, and take home a native perennial plant. Please register and pay for all attendees. Ages 18 & up; $5
See a complete list of programs under the Programs & Events tab.
Register at ParkPASS.org by clicking on the course #