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Columbia MD AttractionsOutdoor recreational activites have always been an important benefit for those living in Columbia, MD. The city is home to 29 swimming pools, water slides, roller rinks, an equestrian center, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, and a variety of indoor gathering spots for children, teens, and seniors alike.


One family favorite in Columbia is the Robinson Nature Center. There are indoor activities for kids of all ages and more than 18 acres of land connected to the 1,000 acres of forest, meadows, and river valley in the Middle Patuxent Environmental Area.  The Nature Center has been a hub of family-friendly excitement, education, and exploration in Columbia MD since its opening in 2011.

Robinson Nature Center

The Nature Center offers so many things to do to interest the area's children all year long. Here is a roundup of some of the popular programs.

  • NatureSphere Planetarium. Enjoy films in this state-of-the-art digital planetarium that seats up to 50 guests. Films are available for a variety of age groups from 2 years to 7 years and up. Younger films feature family favorites like Big Bird while others are more engaging for older kids. For a schedule of events, visit the Nature Center's website.
  • Summer Camp. Kids ages 2 to 14 can make new friends while learning about animals, nature, exploring the forest, doing crafts, and learning survival skills. Campers are grouped by age and activity.
  • Interactive Exhibits. Visitors can learn about local habitats and wildlife with the two-story "Life of the Forest" exhibit, the "Welcome to Your Watershed" exhibit, or the "Changing Lives, Changing Landscapes" exhibit.

 

Special Events at the Nature Center

There are many rooms that are available to rent at the Nature Center including classrooms, an auditorium or the NatureSphere. From class field trips to birthday parties, this is one of the best places in Columbia MD for children to gather for fun and learning. Birthday party packages include a show in the planetarium, decorations, tables and chairs, and access to the refrigerator.

Hours, Pricing & Location

The Robinson Nature Center is located at 6692 Cedar Lane in Columbia MD. They are open Wednesday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and closed Monday and Tuesday. Adult admission is $5.00, children ages 3 to 17 are $3.00, and kids under 3 are free. Annual passes are also available.

When you're ready to enjoy the family-friendly lifestyle Columbia has to, contact the professionals at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty for help finding homes for sale in Columbia, MD.

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