Irvine Nature Center is situated on 210 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows in the Caves Valley area of Baltimore County.

Surrounded by 1,200 acres of land held in conservation easement, this is the ideal property on which to live out our mission of inspiring appreciation and respect for the nature world. Our facility features many indoor and outdoor spaces we invite you to explore.

Our Outdoor
Classroom

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Natural areas throughout Irvine’s 210 acres allow for lush outdoor classrooms where educational activities take place surrounded by nature. Miles of trails of various levels of difficulty provide visitors access to the diverse features located throughout the site. There are hundreds of program each year.
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Going Green

Indoors, our green facility employs a number of “green” features using U.S. Green Building Council LEED guidelines as a frame of reference. Some basic green measures are the use of local materials — reducing the amount of energy used and emissions produced in acquiring the materials — and the use of recycled and salvaged materials, which reduces waste and emissions related to producing the materials. Learn more

Animals and Exhibits

Live-animal exhibits provide life-like habitats for Irvine’s animals and are beautiful renditions of nature.
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Rent for your next Event

Irvine Nature Center is an amazing, green setting for your next wedding, business meeting, corporate or social event. Learn more