Located just northwest of Baltimore, Irvine Nature Center is a leading environmental education center with 90,000 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. Day Off Camp: It’s Electric!

    Tue Mar 19 @ 8:30AM - 4:00PM
  2. Little Birds Caregiver/Child Class – Wednesday Spring Session

    Wed Mar 20 @ 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  3. Spring Volunteer Naturalist Training

    Thu Mar 21 @ 9:30AM - 2:30PM

What's Happening Now

  • Bird-A-Thon is back! Celebrate bird watching and help Irvine fundraise for native species conservation. Head to our website to learn more!
  • Our Little Birds and their friends explored both little and big nature items on their hike this week. 🌱



Irvine Nature Center