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Robinson Nature Center

6692 Cedar lane, Columbia, MD 21044
410-313-0400
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
Owner description: Interactive and multisensory exhibits for all ages NatureSphere, a digital planetarium and dome-style theater, with programs and movies Two-story... more » Owner description: Interactive and multisensory exhibits for all ages NatureSphere, a digital planetarium and dome-style theater, with programs and movies Two-story “Life of the Forest” exhibit Children’s Discovery Room with hands-on activities classrooms. « less
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Highland, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Robinson Nature Center is a fantastic place for a stroll in the woods or an educational experience. They hold many events throughout the year and everything has always been well planned and organized!

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Columbia, Maryland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Love this little nature center. The entire place is super-eco-friendly, even the parking lot, and everything is explained. Inside there are beautiful, engaging hands-on exhibits. The center offers art classes. Outside you'll find some easy trails for short walks with kids or older folks (not paved, so these are not for disabled folks). A nice day out with kids and... More

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USA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lovely center with displays and helpful staff. There is a fee for inside, but you can take a walk through the garden woods for free. This is a fabulous building. Kids, parents and grandparents will enjoy the experience.

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Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I have been to many "nature centers"/planetariums.. For a local place, and for its size, the Robinson Nature Center is exceptional! It has/does something special for each season and for every age.Hiking?Yes. Fun learning experiences? Yes. Facilities? Wonderful! Planetarium? As good as any. If you live nearby, you could go every week and not be bored. A great place for... More

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Philadelphia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were visiting our son and daughter in law in Columbia, Maryland for Thanksgiving and carefully researched local attractions in order to find something appropriate to do with our grandchildren on the Friday following Turkey Day. The Robinson Nature Center was very highly rated on TripAdvisor and it seemed to be a perfect choice. Well, we got our grandchildren all... More

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Columbia, MD
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I take my 2 year old son here at least once a week. There is a wonderful Discovery Room filled with toys, puzzles, books, costumes and aquariums. We very much enjoy the other offerings including a helicopter video game tour of the Chesapeake Bay area, a history of the region, and a two level exhibit detailing the local flora and... More

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columbia, MD
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's not a big place and, unlike most nature centers, there is really no trail worth walking. However, I have taken my grandkids there a number of times and they never grow tired of playing with all the educational toys therein. We have to practically drag them away after a while. Whoever picks out the toys know what they are... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Large number of well-done and fascinating environmental exhibits. Great for kids, but also much of interest to adults.

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Gambrills, Maryland
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I went to a birthday party for a child with severe Autism and it was ok. I only liked the part with the trees and the darkness. The boy liked the educational experience. I would not return.

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Washington, DC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Great place for an hour or so with children. I went there primarily to see an advertised photo exhibit and stayed to enjoy the nature exhibits. It is extremely convenient to reach, about half mile north of Rt 32 on Cedar Lane. Nicely done, warm, inviting, good parking - all in all a worthwhile stop. And the photo exhibit, done... More

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