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.
Nature Center in 1986
Nature Center in 2015
Fountain Rock Park & Nature Center
8511 Nature Center Place Walkersville, MD 21793 Ph: 301-600-4460
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.
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