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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. 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.

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Fall Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and Fall special events and festivals, you’ll find fun, convenient and affordable ways to entertain your entire family in Montgomery Parks! Check out information on sports and athletic classes, nature and outdoors programs, ways to explore History in the Parks, Special Events , and more things to do! Start planning fall fun for the entire family today.

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Nocturnal Neighbors
(Course #294149)
Saturday, October 18 │ 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. Please register and pay for all participants.
1 & up; $5

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Cider Days - Group Programs
Cider Days - Individual/Family Programs

Learn about cider, apple varieties, and apple history.
Sample lesser-known apple types, and try your hand at pressing cider. This program is designed for families and individuals. Adults and children must register and pay fee.

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

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