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

  • ‪Get Wild this afternoon with our leucistic rat snake! She will be live on Facebook at noon taking your comments and questions (with the help of our Animal Care Manager, Jenna Krebs). #snake #maryland #FacebookLive #explorenature #meetandgreet #environment #animals #baltimore ‬
  • Do you want to get your hands on some sweet Irvine swag? Support our Get Wild campaign! Make a donation, get a cool hat, and help awesome animals like this bearded dragon (who is pretty fond of this hat). Link in bio.
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Irvine Nature Center