Classes, Camps & Programs

THRIVE OUTSIDE

At Irvine Nature Center, we believe that learning and playtime go hand-in-hand. Children who spend time exploring their natural world build life-long skills like problem solving, creativity, cooperation, and confidence.

Early Childhood Education

Our award-winning early childhood education programs serve children from birth to age 15 and are designed by our education team to promote discovery, creativity, investigation, and a love of our natural world. Tours and information sessions are offered regularly, and many programs offer before and after care.

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irvine nature center camps

Exciting explorations, awesome adventures, and delightful discoveries await your child at Irvine! All Irvine Camp programs are designed and led by environmental educators and naturalists who bring their knowledge of science, nature, and animals on each exciting adventure.

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Programs for Kids & Families

Spend your Saturday or Sunday at Irvine learning new skills, meeting animal friends, or heading out on a hike. Our public programs offer a unique way for families to spend quality time together. Check out our upcoming programs and events:

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programs & events for adults

Irvine’s mission to educate doesn’t end when school does. Our adult programs promise to teach you something new and provide you with a great time! Check out our upcoming weekend and evening programs,  as well as our upcoming special events:

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field trips & camping

Take your class on an adventure they’ll never forget! Spend the day exploring our 210 acre campus with our Naturalists and discover topics like Sensational Seasons, Bee-lieve It Or Not, and Wilderness Survival. For adventurers, Irvine offers overnight camping experiences on our spacious campground.

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In-School Environmental Education

If students cannot come to Irvine, we’ll bring our award-winning programs to you! Our In-School Environmental Education Programs offer children the chance to engage with animals, plants, and nature in their classrooms. Our programs are offered in Baltimore and the surrounding counties.

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