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. Little Birds Caregiver/Child Class – Friday Spring Session

    Fri Apr 19 @ 10:00AM - 11:30AM
  2. Tales & Tails – Free Weekly Story and Animal Time

    Fri Apr 19 @ 10:00AM - 11:00AM
  3. Stream Searchin’

    Sat Apr 20 @ 10:00AM - 12:00PM

What's Happening Now

  • Did someone say Summer Camp? Did we hear “discounts”?! Now through April 30, 2019, buy any week of Irvine’s Summer Nature Camp in July or August and get 20% off a week of camp in June. Use code EBJune20 to get your discount. Register for the first time or use the code for June camps if you’ve already purchased your July and August camp dates. Get those kiddos outside and exploring this summer!
  • Thank you to the incredible educators who joined Irvine Nature Center for our 8th annual Nature Preschool Conference this past weekend! Over 120 teachers and trailblazers gathered at Irvine to share their experiences and discuss the future of nature-based early childhood education. We are inspired by your commitment to getting children outdoors, learning, and playing — thank you! 🌿🙏🌿



Irvine Nature Center