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“It's beautiful, natured class room!”

Robinson Nature Center
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Robinson Nature Center is a unique nature education facility with fun for the whole family. The Center is a LEED platinum certified green building situated on 18 acres of land. Attractions include: - Solar panels, green roof, and a host of other sustainable technologies - 2 stories of interactive, multi-sensory exhibits - A "NatureSphere" digital planetarium and full-dome movie theater - A Children's Discovery Room with hands-on activities - An outdoor Nature Place play area for kids - Numerous demonstration gardens featuring native plants - A mile of walking trails with views of the Middle Patuxent River - Access to the historical Simpsonville Mill Ruins Each year, the Center runs over 450 programs including field trips, public programs, birthday parties, home school and scout programs.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Stroller parking, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It's beautiful, natured class room!”
Reviewed February 11, 2013

Spring, Summer, Fall! Never been here in the Winter, and almost in my back door! Field trips, nature walks, exhibits, and it holds alot of people!

Oh they have playgrounds also!

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Columbia, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture & very educational”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went here as a company outing...if you're into "green and sustainable" buildings -- then this one is a 'must-see'!! I learned a lot before even walking through the exhibits. Once we did though I was a little disappointed. Hopefully, there will be more on the horizon...but everything they are doing for the environment is great.

Visited July 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Brand new nature center-gorgeous!”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The architecture of this place is stunning, and the views are lovely. Of course this is designed for schools to visit, with the nature displays, but families or other interested folks could certainly benefit as well.

Visited July 2012
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United States
Level 6 Contributor
57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“It's an okay place”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

My family and I visited here during our stay in Columbia. We went on a Wednesday because the admission is free. I'm not sure if the regular admission prices are worth it. I wish they had more interactive exhibits for the children though. However, it was a neat little place though.

Visited July 2012
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Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Fun for families”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

Nice place to take the kids for a nature experience. Be sure to take the nature walk

Visited March 2012
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