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Nature center visiting hours are Monday - Friday 1-3 pm and Saturdays or 2nd Sundays 10am-3pm. Maps and info are also available from a kiosk outside the nature center.


We offer seasonal nature programs for children, adults, families, and teachers. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our community to connect with the natural environment, learn more about the local flora and fauna, and to try something new or exciting. Click on the program name to learn more and register with BCRP's online registration here

Upcoming Programs

Animal Feeding Time (all ages)

Weekends 10:30am-11am

Want to learn more about our Carrie Murray animal friends? Join us for animal feeding time and watch our turtles gobble up their tasty meals! One of our naturalists will talk about the feeding, care, and fun facts for our different turtle species.

Animal Bath Time (all ages)

Weekends 11:30am-12pm

Following our Animal Feeding Time, you can join us for animal bath time and watch the turtles enjoy some time in the water! This is a great opportunity to see their lovely shells shine.

Family Nature Walk (all ages)

November 18   10am-12pm
December 16   10am-12pm

Meet at the park to explore our trails with a naturalist! Each month, we've set aside a date for families to connect and explore nature in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park. A short hike through the forest will be led by a naturalist, where families will have the opportunity to explore the trails together in a child friendly way. At the end of the hike there will be an opportunity to meet an Animal Ambassador.

Mindfulness Hike (12 & up)

December 9    10am-12pm

Need a moment to destress? To pause? Intentional time in nature is healing for our mind and bodies. A Naturalist will guide you through the forest, engaging your senses and calming the constant stream of thoughts that runs throughout the day. 

Winter Solstice Celebration

(all ages)

December 21    4pm-5:30pm

Join CMNC for a celebration of the timeless rhythms of the Earth. We will tell stories around a campfire to honor the age-old recognition of the year's shortest day. Hot beverages included.

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