The Nature Center


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.


The Nature Center is open to the public on weekends, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 - 4 p.m. on Sundays. The Nature Center is closed on holidays and holiday weekends.

On weekdays, the Nature Center is used for private group programs, such as school field trips, scout programs, home school classes and preschool programs. Please call the Parks and Recreation office at 301-600-1646 for more information.
Fountain Rock Nature Center
Historic Photograph
The Nature Center in 1986