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Meadowside Nature Center

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Great staff at Meadowside Nature Center

We discovered this park this year and have enjoyed a Woodpecker walk, a bird walk and explored the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcia P
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A Diamond in The Woods

What a diamond in the woods (see what I did there?). This place has quickly become a family... read more

Reviewed August 13, 2018
Brian H
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“on display”(4 reviews)
“raptors”(9 reviews)
“cave”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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5100 Meadowside Ln, Rockville, MD 20855-1812
+1 301-258-4030
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We discovered this park this year and have enjoyed a Woodpecker walk, a bird walk and explored the park a couple times on our own. We were there early this spring when hundreds of frogs (peepers) hatched in the small pond. We could hear them...More

Thank Marcia P
Reviewed August 13, 2018

What a diamond in the woods (see what I did there?). This place has quickly become a family favorite with our boys old enough to enjoy 4 & 2. The options of what they can do here is plentiful and it's all free. Want to...More

Thank Brian H
Reviewed June 19, 2018

A few snake and other reptiles behind glass. The room that used to have water and turtles is still there, but water and turtles gone. Kids can still go down in the cave though. The center has lots of activities planned. See website for schedule.

Thank Y4589CJpatricial
Reviewed May 7, 2018

We came for the Raptor Festival and it was great! Our tour guides were super friendly and informative and you could tell they were passionate about all birds. The folk band was really good and there was plenty for everyone to do. We hiked on...More

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We love the Nature Center! There are great exhibits and the staff care for raptors who live there year round. Our daughter attended summer camp there for a couple of years and loved it!! There are nice hiking trails, a large pond and you'll find...More

Thank Danielle R
Reviewed September 6, 2017

We love taking our dogs here on the well maintained trails for a short or longer walk. Beautiful varied terrain with a lake and we always discover something new. Check out the historic cabins in one corner of the park. Lots of stuff for the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed May 22, 2017

Went to their periodic raptor weekend where injured raptors (owls, hawks, falcons), who had been nursed back to health but could not be released due to lifelong severity of injuries, were on display. Wonderful service to the birds, educational, and can visit at any time...More

Thank Fran P
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Kids love this park and natural history museum. If you book a party, they provide a speaker on, say, insects, who brings live demonstrations and takes the kids on a hike. You bring the refreshments, and the kids have a great time.

Thank Hannah E
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This is an excellent museum to bring your young children. Offers small room setting so it's nice and calm; Open floor plan of the larger museums can be overwhelming. Lots of things to touch and play, yet a lot of historic information. On a nice...More

Thank Olga C
Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We spent about 1. 5 hours here. There is plenty to do for young children. A cave with a slide, a canoe and some other hands on areas. They also have a play room with books, toys and puzzles that is very educational. They have...More

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November 8, 2017|
Response from David H | Reviewed this property |
There are no fees for the park, free parking and admission.