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Brookside Nature Center

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Wonderful Jewel

A wonderful mini park that bursts with color in the spring. Nice paved paths for leisurely walks to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim J
Hyattsville, Maryland
Nice activities for kids

This center is the place to go when you visit Brookside Gardens And have kids. There are plenty... read more

Reviewed September 29, 2018
Rockville, Maryland
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1400 Glenallan Ave, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton, MD 20902-1361
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful mini park that bursts with color in the spring. Nice paved paths for leisurely walks to admire the beauty of nature.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jim J
Reviewed October 17, 2018

I went for a craft get together in the building. I noticed that there are things like an exhibit of live bees in between glass. You can watch them as they fly out of the building. Some taxidermy animals and some turtles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

This center is the place to go when you visit Brookside Gardens And have kids. There are plenty activities geared just for kids and to promote love fir nature.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

Not overly crowded, even for a summer weekend with beautiful weather. A good place for those in the area to enjoy a walk in the woods. We only explored a small part and perhaps will return again for a more extensive exploration.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 7J1AIL
Reviewed July 15, 2018

We visit this great attraction very often and are never disappointed. While it's always very relaxing and interesting, make certain to visit the butterfly house in the spring when the butterflies are out and active. There's a small charge, but the beauty and peace found...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank peter i
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I have been to Brookside Gardens about 10 times in the past 2 years. It burnishes my soul. Visit the hillside of azaleas in bloom now before it is too late, or wait till next year. They have created an artful setting, and other than...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 6, 2018

This is a great place to walk about and to ease your spirit when the weather permits. The flora changes with each season as do the special events. It's just lovely - a real gem of nature in an urban environment..

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank peter i
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

We went to Brookside Gardens and found that this place is connected by a short walk. If you want to drive from the Garden you can too. It has a convenient parking lot in front. It was completely free and they have a kids zone...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ElenaR16
Reviewed August 22, 2017

Brookside Nature Center is a small nature center located in the Wheaton Regional Park system. It is connected to Brookside Garden via small gate. The Nature Center is a great place to hike to study about plants and and other living nature. The pond is...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed May 14, 2017 via mobile

Awesome place to come with family and friends. Rich in information about the animals lives that lives in the park.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Daniela B
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Brenda B
August 18, 2016|
Response from Kathy D | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know you can eat in the Nature center where it is cool. There are alot of places on the grounds that would be fine for a picnic. There are geese and ducks on the grounds so be aware of them. Enjoy the pretty... More