Event information

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.

Ongoing from Spring through Fall 2015:

Horseback Riding!

horseback ridingJoin us and City Ranch every Monday and Tuesday afternoon from 3:00pm till dusk for horseback riding lessons in the park!  Mondays are for children ($25) and Tuesdays are for adults ($45).  For more information please call City Ranch at 410-456-2195.

Ongoing May 17 through Fall 2015:

Art in the Park

Art in the ParkCome hike the trails around the Nature Center and the Nature Center grounds to see some of the many art installations that celebrate nature and creativity. All installations are by local artists and environmentalists. Installations will be on display throughout the fall.

Saturday, March 14:

Pamper Your Park Day!

10 a.m.–12 p.m.
Cost: Free

forestHelp us clean up the park for spring. Hike the trails with a member of our staff and give the park and stream a good spring cleaning. Let’s help Nature out!

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Friday, March 20:

How to Survive the Zombie Apocolypse-101

6 p.m.–9 p.m.
Cost: $4/adults,$2/children 5 and under.

Survive the Zombie ApocolypseLearn the basics for survival! This fun program will concentrate on fire building, how to build a shelter, and how to cook over an open fire. These skills may come in handy someday…you never know!

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Saturday, March 28

Spring Wild Images

(11 am–3 pm)
Cost: $30 per photographer.

photographerSpend the day with our birds of prey! Take pictures of our resident injured and orphaned birds in natural settings. Some of our other animals will also make an appearance! Whether you are a professional or a novice, take advantage of taking pictures of these beautiful animals up close.

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Friday, April 10:

Owl Prowl

(7 pm–9 pm)
Cost: $7/person.

owl2Take a hike with one of our naturalists and learn to spot owls at night. Enjoy a fire with marshmallow roasting while sipping on hot chocolate and learning about these beautiful birds. No open toed shoes.

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Saturday, April 11:

Dr. Nature

(12pm–2 pm)
Cost: $5 per person.

hikersTake a gentle hike with one of our naturalists and learn to identify native plants with medicinal uses. Growing all around us are things that cure headaches, can cure an upset stomach, and even clear up acne! This will be a very useful and informative program! No open toed shoes.

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Saturday, April 18:

Save the Planet Day!

(12 pm–2 pm)
Cost: This is a FREE event! All ages welcome.

Pamper your park dayWant to help the planet that gives you a home? Come join us for a stream clean up, trail clean up, and tree planting! Give back to the planet that has given you so much!  No open toed shoes. Dogs welcome!

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Friday, May 8:

Owl Prowl

(7 pm–9 pm)
Cost: $7/person.

owl3Go take a walk with one of our naturalists and learn to spot owls at night. Enjoy a fire with marshmallow roasting while sipping on hot chocolate and learning about these beautiful birds. We may even dissect owl pellets! No open toed shoes.

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Saturday, May 16:

May Day

(12 pm–3 pm)
Cost: This is a FREE event! All ages welcome

gardeningCelebrate spring with us! There will be pollinator garden plantings, face-painting, crafts, tours, and animal programs! This is a perfect time to get to know the Carrie Murray Nature Center and Gwynn’s Falls!

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Saturday, June 6:

The Great Bug Hunt

(11 pm–2 pm)
Cost: $5 per person.

file0001971690232Come help naturalist Lloyd Tydings catch creepy crawlies for our classes and possibly our new Rainforest Room! All insects will be identified and either released or moved in to their temporary homes at the Nature Center.

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Friday, June 19:

Insects of the Night

(7 pm–9 pm)
Cost: $7/person.

fireflySpend an evening by the campfire learning about nocturnal insects and things that go bump in the night. We will use special lights, sounds and scents to draw them in and identify them! Hot chocolate and s’mores will be served too!

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Saturday, June 20:

The Spiritual World of Zuni Fetishes

(12 pm–2 pm)
Cost: $5 per person.

Zuni_Bear_FetishThe fetishes carved by the Zuni Indians are now mostly considered an art form, but in early times it was believed that spirits lived inside of each fetish and that each had special powers! Learn more about these carved stones and their special meanings.

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Saturday, June 27:

“Bee Informed”-with honey tasting!

(12 pm–2 pm)
Cost: $5 per person.

Beehive on tree branch with BeesBees, bats, and butterflies are so important to our everyday lives, yet they are in trouble. Come learn about Pollinator Syndromes, gardening for pollinators, what animals are pollinators, and the fragile link between pollinators and the food chain.

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June 29 starts the First Week of Summer Nature Camp!!!

Cost: Only $150 per week! Come one week or come all six!! Late stay and early drop off available.

Carrie Murray Nature Center Summer CampCall the Nature Center for details or to book! Camp runs from June 29th and ends August 7th.

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Saturday, August 15:

Summer Wild Images

(11 am–3 pm)
Cost: $30 per photographer.

photographerSpend the day with our birds of prey! Take pictures of our resident injured and orphaned birds in natural settings. Some of our other animals will also make an appearance! Whether you are a professional or a novice, take advantage of taking pictures of these beautiful animals up close.

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Friday, August 21:

Owl Prowl

(7 pm–9 pm)
Cost: $7/person.

owl love2Take a hike with one of our naturalists and learn to spot owls at night. Enjoy a fire with marshmallow roasting while sipping on hot chocolate and learning about these beautiful birds. No open toed shoes.

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Saturday, August 29:

A Frog in Your Tub

(12 pm–2 pm)
Cost: $5 per person.

frogInterested in possibly getting a unique pet? Amphibians and reptiles can make good and interesting pets…but not all of them! Come learn how to care for these animals and which ones make good pets and which ones just don’t!

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Please call (410) 396-0808 for information on Birthday Parties, School Programs, or Volunteer opportunities! Or use our contact form.