As we work to construct our new Aviary, the entrance to our Understory Loop Trail will be closed. You can access this trail via our Access Road — simply follow the temporary signs. Should you have questions, our Front Desk attendant can help.

Thanks for your patience as we work to improve our space!

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.

What's Happening Now

  • Does this owl look proud to you? She should because she’s here to show you her BRAND NEW HOME! This morning marked the start of moving day for all of our raptors — they made the short trek (with the help of Ms. Jenna and her team) across the trail to our brand new aviary. We’ll be working today and through the weekend to demolish the old aviary structure, which started this morning with three pairs of hands and a crowbar. Come and visit our birds in their shiny new home!
  • Employees at @t._rowe_price are amazing! This is the second time this month that they have come to Irvine to volunteer. This hearty group braved the rain to help improve our trails and sustainably harvest locust wood for our Native American Site. We’re grateful for the dedicated T. Rowe Price employees that come out to help their community!

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