The building that houses the Nature Center was originally built around 1970, and is now home to many informational and interactive displays, as well as collections of natural objects and artifacts, as well as play areas with discovery boxes for children.
We have many live animals that reside in the Nature Center, including Madagascar hissing cockroaches, Vietnamese walking sticks, an observation honey bee hive, bearded dragons, snakes, tarantulas, toads, frogs, and turtles. WiFi is available inside the Nature Center.
Fountain Rock Nature Center in 1986
Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center
8511 Nature Center Place
Walkersville, MD 21793
8 a.m. - Sunset
Nature Center Hours
Walk-Ins / Public Sat./Sun: 10 am - 4 pm Registered Groups Monday-Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Saturday and evening programs are available upon request. A 30-day notice is required for all registered groups.
New Year's Day Easter Day Independence Day Thanksgiving Day through Sunday Christmas Eve Christmas Day