Event information: 2017

There’s always something going on at Carrie Murray Nature Center. Find nature fun for all ages.

Birthday parties in the wild.
Celebrate with some
real party animals
Bring your students
to the great outdoors.
Get the Carrie Murray
Nature Center’s
Educator’s Packet
Ask about our staff
bringing an animal
program
to your school
or festival

Pre-Registration is often requested. Please call (410) 396-0808

Full information about each event follows.

We are happy to announce that the Carrie Murray Nature Center will be open the
second Sunday of each month from April through November.

Second Sunday hours will be from noon-3:00pm.

For all our events, children 3 and under are admitted free.

Saturday, January 28:

Crystals, Rocks, & Minerals

(12 pm–2 pm )
$2 per person

quartz crystal by Joshua Nichol from the Noun ProjectWhether you are a novice, a collector, or just drawn to the natural beauty and energy that comes from the Earth, you will learn about a wide variety of stones from our guest speaker.

No Pets Please
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Friday, February 10 and Friday, Feb. 17:

Couples Owl Prowl

(6 pm–9 pm )
$40 per couple.

Owl icon

Do something unique in celebration of this Valentine’s Day

Meet all of our resident owls, hang out with some of our naturalists, and learn to spot owls at night. Enjoy a romantic fire with marshmallow roasting while sipping on hot chocolate and learning about these beautiful birds. We encourage you to bring along a bottle of wine or other libation (if you are over 21 of course) to sip on while dissecting owl pellets. If you’re lucky you may even win the door prize…a pair of hand painted wine glasses. This will be a couples experience to be remembered for years to come This program filled up quickly last year so we added a second date. Please specify which date you would like when registering.

No Pets Please
No Open Toed Shoes
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Saturday, February 11:

Happy Birthday Mr. Turner

(12 pm–2 pm )
$3 per person.

Charles Henry Turner WikipediaTo kick off Black History Month we would like to introduce you to Charles Henry Turner. Mr. Turner was our nation’s first African American Zoologist and Entomologist. Please join us to learn about this fascinating and dedicated man. Not only was he the first person to discover many unknown facts about insects, he was also active in the struggle to obtain social and educational services for African Americans. This program includes some insect studies.

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Saturday, February 18:

Creative Creatures

(12pm–2 pm )
$5 per person.

Artist ClipartIf you are an artist or are interested in learning how to draw wildlife, come join us. Sharon, our resident MICA Grad student, will be teaching and giving pointers. Basic drawing supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own.

No Pets Please
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Saturday, February 25:

Let’s Get Sappy

(10am–1 pm )
This is a FREE event.

Syrup Pancakes by Oliviu Stoian from the Noun ProjectThis will be a celebration of the history of maple syrup. Learn from how Native American’s made it all the way up to how we make it today. We are going to do the whole process. Tap, boil, taste, and learn about the science of trees and which ones can be used to make syrup.

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Saturday, March 11:

All about Herbs

(12 pm–2 pm $3 per person. )
$3 per person.

Savory icon by Tommy Lau in NounProjectEver wanted to plant your own herb garden?Even if you don’t have a green thumb, our guy Lloyd will teach you everything you need to know about how to make yours a successYou may even leave with an herb plant, some seeds, or both

No Pets Please
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Saturday, March 18:

Hike the Gwynns Falls Trail

(12 pm–2 pm)
This is a FREE event.

You’ve been stuck inside all winter. Time to get outside, stretch your legs, and let the sun shine on your face. Meet us at the Gwynns Falls Trail Head, 4600 N. Franklintown Rd.

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Saturday, March 25:

Pets are Family, Too

(12 pm–2 pm )
$2 per person.

 dog face by Iconic from the Noun ProjectInterested in learning how to properly care for an existing family pet? Considering getting a new pet? Want to know about local wildlife habitats? Well this is the program for you Resident Naturali Amber Whitehair, will teach you all you need to know. While you’re here, visit our beautiful park and spend some time with our animals.

PETS OK?
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