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  • Location:
    Locust Grove Nature Center
    7777 Democracy Boulevard.
    Bethesda, Maryland 20817
    Directions and Map

  • Hours of Operation:
    Open Weekends
    Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Closed major holidays

  • Contacts:
    Phone: 301-765-8660

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Locust Grove Nature Center | Cabin John Regional Park

Locust Grove Nature Center buildingConveniently 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. We offer specialty, two hour school programs, programs for tots/preK, campfire nature walks, and special events to name a few. 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.


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Check out our exciting NEW school programs!

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More Videos from our Summer 2013 Nature Film School:

A child watching wood frogs in the Locust Grove Wildlife Pond


Amazing Amphibians Celebration

Course # 315399
Ages 1 and up; $5 per attendee

April 25,  Noon--4 pm

Come learn all about our vanishing amphibians and why these always-smiling crawlers and hoppers need our help. Sing in a frog chorus, take a walk in a wetland, learn to draw amphibians, make a toad abode and meet some live tadpoles. All ages are welcome, but activities and crafts are best suited for kids age 5 and up.

See a complete list of programs under the Programs & Events tab.

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