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!

We are open 7 days a week, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m FREE of charge.

Upcoming Events

  1. Volunteer Naturalist Training – Maple Magic

    Tue Jan 30 @ 10:00AM - 3:00PM
  2. Winter Walk

    Fri Feb 2 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
  3. Winter Tracks

    Sun Feb 4 @ 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  4. Little Birds

    Mon Feb 5 @ 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Irvine on Instagram

  • It's looking like a beautiful weekend - let's do a photo contest! Anyone exploring Irvine this weekend? Send us your best picture by Sunday at 5 p.m for a chance to win a one-year family membership to Irvine! (contest rules below) 
Voting will occur on Monday, January 22nd. ** Please email photos to sterrettm@explorenature.org, subject line "Photo Contest" ** - Pictures MUST be taken at Irvine Nature Center.
- Phone pictures are fine, we just want to see how you #explorenature at Irvine! - Limit one entry per person.
- Feel free to post them on social media too and tag us in them :)
  • How cool is this? Our animal care coordinator @jennamae93 flying her red tailed hawk in the amphitheater at Irvine.
 #falconry #hawk #explorenature

Irvine on YouTube


Irvine Nature Center


Irvine Nest Cam: Wrens Fledging


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