Located just northwest of Baltimore, Irvine Nature Center is a leading environmental education center with 80,000 visitors a year. Our green building and 210 acres of forests, meadows and wetlands are perfect for students, families and nature-lovers. We look forward to exploring nature with you!

Irvine is open to individuals and families, free of charge, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, year round.  Groups of 10 or more are asked to pay a small fee to offset the cost of maintaining Irvine’s grounds and facilities.

If you have a group and would like to visit, please contact Tara Lilley at 443-738-9211 or LilleyT@ExploreNature.org to schedule your visit in advance.

Upcoming Events

  1. Science Sundays

    Sun Sep 23 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM
  2. Little Birds Caregiver/Child Class – Monday Fall Session

    Mon Sep 24 @ 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  3. Harvest Moon Hike

    Mon Sep 24 @ 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What's Happening Now

  • Can you find me? Did you know that Irvine has brand new #geocaches for you to discover? Come out and see if you can find them all! .
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  • Don’t forget your tickets for this Thursday’s Eat, Drink & Learn event with author and environmentalist Tom Pelton! Tickets available at the door and the fun starts at 6:30pm. 🦀🍷🍺🥘🍪
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Irvine Nature Center