Camps for Curious Kiddos

Irvine Summer Nature Camp

Discover Irvine’s Nature Preschool for your child

Teaching future generations to explore, respect, and protect nature.

Trails, Attractions, Animals & More

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Download trail maps, meet our Animal Ambassadors, and tour our outdoor attractions.

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Your support through membership means more adventures and exploration for children and families in our community.

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Due to muddy conditions, the trails and spaces around our new Aviary are CLOSED. 


Irvine Nature Center brings environmental education to the greater Baltimore, Maryland community.

Last year, over 95,000 visitors came to Irvine to hike our trails, play in our Outdoor Classroom, camp in our meadows, meet our Animal Ambassadors up close, and learn about our natural world through Irvine’s environmental and early childhood education programs.

We provide more than 800 environmental education program sessions annually to children and adults. This programming occurs at the nature center, as well as throughout our local community. Irvine brings our award-winning programs to over 4,400 public and private school students, as well as to community and senior centers across Maryland.

Our programs help create meaningful and lasting connections to the earth, and foster curiosity, creativity, and a love of nature in both children and adults. We believe that the best memories are made outdoors, and our 210 acre campus with over 7 miles of native trails is a great place to start.

Irvine Nature Center is the only private nonprofit nature center in our region. Admission is free for all thanks to our generous Nature Navigators Members, donors, and corporate sponsors. Our smoke-free campus is open to the public seven days per week from 9:00am – 5:00pm and we welcome visitors of all ages and abilities. Should you or your group require special accommodation, please contact our Director of Operations Courtney Sagal.

We invite you to explore our programs, camps, and events and hope to see you and your family out on the trails.

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