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.

Fountain Rock Nature Center 2023

Nature Center in 1986

Historic Photograph

Nature Center in 2015

Fountain Rock Nature Center

Contact Us

  1. Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center

    8511 Nature Center Place
    Walkersville, MD 21793
    Ph: 301-600-4460

    Park Hours

    8 a.m. - Sunset

    Nature Center Hours

    Walk-Ins / Public
    Sat./Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

    Registered Groups
    Monday-Friday: 9 am - 9 pm
    Saturday - Sunday 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
    Christmas Eve
    Christmas Day