Meadowside Nature Center

Located in Rock Creek Regional Park, Meadowside Nature Center offers hands-on natural and cultural history programs for families, schools, and scouts.

  • Spend time hiking eight miles of nature trails or visiting the resident owls, hawks, and American bald eagle in the Raptor Walkway.
  • Inside, explore the diverse habitats found in Maryland as you crawl through a cave in the Legacy of the Land Exhibit (currently under renovation).
  • The Curiosity Corner discovery room contains books, games, puzzles, and more live animals for young naturalists to explore nature in a child-friendly environment.
  • Experience the lives of the Maryland pioneer and Eastern Woodland Indian families in the Legacy of the People exhibit where you can try on clothes, play games, and touch animal skins.

Note: Our Raptor Walkway is being renovated to increase accessibility for all of our visitors. The walkway will remain closed until construction is completed. We anticipate opening to the public in early fall, but please see a staff member for the most up-to-date information. The Enrichment and Lunchtime Talks for the raptor remain on hiatus until the Walkway re-opens. Although it will not be possible to view our birds during this time, please know that they will continue to receive our best care!

Last Updated: September 19, 2016