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Located just northwest of Baltimore, Irvine Nature Center is a leading environmental education center with 95,000 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 Jensen Hufnagel at 443-738-9210 or to schedule your visit in advance.

Animal Ambassadors

Over 60 species of native and non-native animal species call Irvine Nature Center their permanent home. Their mission? To teach both children and adults about the importance of conservation, and how we can all work to make our world a better place.

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Indoor Exhibits

Irvine’s Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Visitor’s Center offers our guests and indoor space for exploration. Visitors can enjoy our live animal exhibits, play in our children’s room, and get more information about the programs and classes offered at Irvine.

Trails, Gardens & Sights

Irvine’s 210 acre property showcases the beauty of Maryland’s natural landscape. With nearly 8 miles of hiking trails, gardens featuring native plants, and our Outdoor Classroom built for child-led nature play, there’s an outdoor experience just waiting for you to explore at Irvine.

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