Event Calendar


Marshy Point Nature Center offers a variety of nature programs for visitors of all ages. Activities include audiovisual presentations by natural resource professionals and noted naturalists, Monday Pre-K drop-ins, bird walks, canoeing, boat trips, night hikes, and many family-friendly seasonal programs. Special events include the Spring Festival, Fall Festival, and Holiday Celebration.

Some of our featured events are listed below. To view the full schedule and registration information for January 2021, check out our January Event Calendar.

Please note: All programs are currently being held outdoors, weather permitting. Face masks are required for all participants ages 2 and older. Advance registration and a signed COVID-19 waiver are required for all programs (except Animal Encounters).

Organizations and large groups must schedule programs separately from those listed in this publication. See School and Group Programs for more information.


  • Due to higher rates of Covid-19 in Maryland, all exhibits at the Nature Center are currently closed. The restrooms are available from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Classrooms remain closed. The Nature Center will be closed on Mon. Jan. 18 for a county holiday. The park and trails will be open regular hours, […]

  • Introduce your little ones to nature’s wonders while enjoying stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor activities together. Pre-K Nature is held on Mondays from 11 am to 12 noon. $5 per child. This is NOT a drop-in program at this time. Advanced registration is required, with a maximum of 25 attendees per program (including adults). […]

  • Join a naturalist on the front lawn of the Nature Center to meet one of our animal ambassadors. Registration is not required. This program is designed for families; no groups are permitted. Animal encounters take place on: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am Animal encounters last approximately 15 […]

  • Join a naturalist for a story and a short hike. Recommended for ages 5 and under. $2 per child. This program is held on Wednesdays from 11-11:45 am. Upcoming dates are Jan. 13, 20, and 27.

  • Join us for the magic and community of the 2021 festival. Mark your calendar for June 19 and 20, 2021!

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