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The Discovery Center

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Will was excellent

He was extremely knowledgeable about the birds and very personable and easy to talk to. He knew... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2018
Jeanine L
Crownsville, Maryland
Great Nature Center

The Discovery Center is terrific. It's a beautiful building on the lake. There are lots of fun... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2018
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561-2301
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

He was extremely knowledgeable about the birds and very personable and easy to talk to. He knew many facts about the birds in the aviary and could include many funny anecdotes about them.

Thank Jeanine L
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

The Discovery Center is terrific. It's a beautiful building on the lake. There are lots of fun exhibits-including live critters-indoors, an aviary with non-releasable birds of prey, and an avian Grand-Central-Station of bird feeders. Staff and volunteers are well versed in fun facts and deeper...More

Thank slister1
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This center has so much to offer! The building is beautifully appointed with creatures and lots of learning experiences. They have classes,hikes, and many activities for the kids. We took our 3 grandchildren on a rainy day and it was exciting for them to see...More

3  Thank delilah62
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Frogs, fish, giant turtle, hands on activities, birds, big birds, snakes...everything a kid would want to check out and cool info for adults too! And free!

Thank Jenj621
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

This place is so interesting. Yes, this place seems great for the little ones but my husband & I are 50 & had a great time. Stop by here!

1  Thank Lisa E
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

During they are only open on weekend but they have wonderful programs for families. Check their website often for new and regular programs for children. Close to the Deep Creek Park Beach.

Thank lindaluedeke
Reviewed September 25, 2017

If you want to see some of the local wildlife (fish/turtles)? Great place to bring your young kids to learn about the local wildlife. With a view of the Deep Creek Lake in Deep Creek Lake State Park enjoy the hiking trails.

Thank Monica F
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

The Disvovery Center is in Deep Creek Lake State Park. Parking is free. The Center has a gift shop and displays of live and stuffed animals. The decks that surround the Center give great views of the Lake. The property has little discovery areas for...More

Thank Lora G
Reviewed August 30, 2017 via mobile

Our little grandchildren loved the Discovery Center, especially the live animals and the outside playground area. I wish we would have been there when they have special presentations.

Thank lvs2trvl
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Great place for all ages to learn about and see local wildlife. Aviary is fun too. Free attraction on the lake will be back :)

Thank Jodie S
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Chelsie M
March 26, 2018|
Response from Lisa E | Reviewed this property |
You can rent bikes & boats at several locations around Deep Creek.