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“Eco-Gem in Columbia” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Robinson Nature Center

Robinson Nature Center
6692 Cedar lane, Columbia, MD 21044
410-313-0400
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Ranked #1 of 11 attractions in Columbia
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
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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.
Columbia, MD
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Eco-Gem in Columbia”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

Small, but excellent venue to reinforce the value of conservation and nature preservation. Of particular interest are the "green" features of the center -water permeable parking pavement, wood from sustainable forests, conservation conscious bathrooms, "green," plant covered roof, and aspirations for platinum LEED status. Trails lead to an historical site. A very good spot for a quiet afternoon close to nature. Admission is free on Wednesdays.

Visited October 2012
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Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Reaching for the stars”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

For a local/small place this has MUCH to offer. The setting/location is great/beautiful with the best of what nature has to offer(LOTS of walking trails) . And, it is very informative about nature) in a fun way. The observatory also puts on very professional shows.

Visited January 2013
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Columbia, Maryland
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Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Small Sparkling Jewel of Design and Nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

My friend and I were enchanted by this nature center. The building is constructed of natural materials with lots of glass and light, yet the interior is intimate so you can focus on the exhibits which beckon the use of all your senses save taste. The walks could be better marked but I don't think you can get too lost in any case. The noises of the suburban surround didn't intrude so it offered a most pleasant respite.

Visited May 2013
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Columbia, Maryland
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15 attraction reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I loved the forest exhibit. Walking through the "forest", you learn about birds, animals and reptiles that inhabit central Maryland. There's also a children's discovery center where kids can play. Definitely take advantage of nice weather to walk along the Middle Patuxent river. It's really peaceful!

Visited August 2012
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Columbia, Maryland
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“Excellent Nature center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Excellent facility exploring all kinds of displays about the natural world, specially Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay. Great for kids with all kinds of interactive displays. Includes great native plant gardens and a nature walk.

Visited June 2013
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