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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.
    Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Closed major holidays

  • Contacts:
    Phone: 301-765-8660

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We are now open on Wednesdays from 9am-4pm, in additon to our weekend hours.
Come on in and take a look at our turtles and snakes!

Locust Grove Nature Center | Cabin John Regional Park


Locust Grove Nature Center building


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. We offer specialty Nature Immersion 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.


Spring Festivals & Events in Montgomery Parks

Spring is right around the corner...and we have lots of festivals and events to help you enjoy the season! Check out for a list of major events happening from March through May.

Fire Starting Lesson - July 2016
Go Take a Hike at Locust Grove

Get a great preview of Locust Grove thank's to Emily Stashower's post over at Behnkes Garden Blog. " On a November day, the week after we turned our clocks back one hour, my mood was out of synch with the magnificent weather. Inside, I was feeling the mercurial emotions of an empty nester while outside, the weather was beautiful and tranquil. Looking out the window at a brilliant blue sky, I knew there was little I could do to get me out of my funk other than a change of scenery. I needed to go Take a Hike..." Read more at

Attention Teachers!
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

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

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