Rock Creek Park Nature Center

The Rock Creek Park Nature Center offers hiking, exhibits on area plants and animals, a planetarium, and more. Many of the park's ranger-led programs start or take place at the Nature Center. The facility includes a children's Discovery Room offering environmental education books and games and a "Discover Rock Creek" bilingual (Spanish and English) exhibit geared for middle school audiences. The Nature Center also includes live turtles, fish, snakes, an active beehive, a bird observation deck, and "water-wise" garden. A one-half mile self-guiding interpretive trail, the Woodland Trail, begins behind the Nature Center. Students will touch live animals, look up at the stars, hike to a stream, visit a historic flour mill, a 17th century colonial home, or a civil war fort. 

Contact Info
Address: 5200 Glover Road NW, Washington, DC 20015. District Of Columbia County, DC. Tel: 202-895-6070. Website: Hrs: Wed. - Sun. 9AM - 5PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances, Outreach. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Free.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science.